Close Menu

Events Archive

10 West 35th Street, Tower Auditorium

Join Germaine Walker, Cynthia Hood , and Vijay Gurbani for a lively discussion about the ethics of data, surveillance, and policing.

Sat.
Dec 14

Chicago-Kent College of Law , 565 West Adams Street

TWO -DAY CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION: In observance of 1619, when “the 20 and odd” enslaved West Africans arrived at Port Comfort, Virginia and the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Race Riots in Chicago, community organizations are creating a pivotal moment for Chicagoans to learn, reflect, and strategize towards a unified and justice-oriented city and nation.

Be the Healing Conference will address topics of systemic racism, trauma, and healing with a cross-sector of approximately 350 educators, social workers, housing advocates, health professionals, community activists, and community members that work with children and families in Chicago. Register here.

Mon.
Dec 9

McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom, 3201 S. State Street

St. James Catholic Church, the Near South Rotary Club, and the Office of Community Affairs at Illinois Tech present a Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors citizens on Sunday November 24, 2019 at noon. 

Sun.
Nov 24

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Chicago's finest young talent will perform music written and arranged by Robert Irving III, music director, and Dr. Timuel Black.  Irving III will conduct a 12 piece youth orchestra as they provide the backdrop for five outstanding vocalists who will work in symphony as they tell the dynamic story of Dr.Timuel Black's journey of saving France in World War II to becoming a beacon of light and hope for generations of people around the world. The evening will begin with a VIP performance and refreshments in the Main Hall of the IIT Tower Auditorium. Register here.

Sun.
Oct 27

Wishnick Hall,  3255 S. Dearborn Street

Join us for the second Family Fun Day event in the 2019 series. Come and learn how to fly a plane using flight simulators! Experiment with dry ice! Delve into food science with food that is alive! Parents must accompany their children and complete a participation waiver onsite. Register here!

Sat.
Oct 26

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

In collaboration with Asian Pop Up Cinema, we present Long Time No Sea. In this box-office smash from Taiwan, a young island boy yearning to see his father again and a rookie teacher come together to train for an Indigenous dance competition that will bring them closer to their dreams.

Sun.
Oct 6

Mc Cormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

In collaboration with Chicago South Side Film Festival, we present Cooked: Survival by Zip Code. Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries - Disaster Preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of 'disaster'; daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number, and not a life-or-death sentence? Join us for a post-film discussion with Dr. Mildred Williamson , Dr. Linda Rae Murray, and a representative from Kartemquin Films.

Inspired by Eric Klinenberg's ground-breaking book HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.

Sun.
Sep 29

Mc Cormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

In collaboration with Chicago South Side Film Festival, we present Mirrors, a surreal sci-fi thriller. When a WWIII defector and his dangerous clones plot global annihilation, an assassin and a pacifist rebel must team up to take them down. Register for the film and join us for a post-film discussion with writer and directer Michael Wellenreiter.

Sat.
Sep 28

IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street

Black architects are underrepresented yet have made considerable contributions to the Chicago cityscape.  Join Michelangelo Sabatino, former Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, and tour notable projects by black architects on the south side of Chicago beginning with the First Church of Deliverance. We will visit Ping Tom Memorial Park,  Lawless Garden Apartments, 31st Street Harbor Building, and more! Purchase your ticket here!

Sun.
Sep 22

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

In collaboration with Asian Pop Up Cinema, we present Shadow. Director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.  Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. Register for the film by clicking here.

Sun.
Sep 15

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

In collaboration with Asian Pop Up Cinema, we present Swing Kids. In this musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing. Join us for a post-film discussion with Jared Grimes, actor/singer/dancer moderated by Lane Alexander, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Register for the film by clicking here.

Sat.
Sep 14

Rettaliata Engineering Center,10 W. 32nd Street

Participate in hands-on learning with UL, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, Boy Scouts of American, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Sat.
Sep 14

IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street

Black architects are underrepresented yet have made considerable contributions to the Chicago cityscape.  Join the Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology and tour notable projects by black architects on the south side of Chicago beginning with the Johnson Publishing building, the first and only downtown high rise project designed by a black architect. We will visit Ping Tom Memorial Park, First Church of Deliverance, 31st Street Harbor Building, and more! Purchase your $10 non-refundable ticket here.

Sat.
Aug 17

Siegel Field

Human Resources Development Institute, the Institute for Positive Living and Illinois Institute of Technology will partner with other businesses and community based organizations to offer valuable health screenings and fun activities for residents in the 3rd District and beyond! The health fair provides school physical examinations, medical screening for adults, and information about health topics, banking, domestic violence, and community services. Please contact Senator Hunter's office for more detail, 312.949.1908.

Sat.
Aug 3

Mc Cormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

July 27, 2019 year marks 100 years since race riots rocked Chicago in 1919 resulting in 38 deaths and 500 injurues. Join the discussion with journalist and critic Lee Bey and explore the past, present, and future of race relations in Chicago. Register here for the free event. Learn more about the Chicago Race Riot Commemoration Project here.

Sat.
Jul 27

S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street

Join us on July 13 between 9am and 4pm for our annual family event on campus where we build a city of LEGO blocks. This year, we welcome Clifford the Big Red Dog and and the WTTW Kids BIG IDEA Tour for kids age  2-7. The event is free and open to the public but you must register by July 12 and bring your completed participation waiver form  on the day of the event.

Sat.
Jul 13

Hermann Hall, 3241 S Federal Street

Register and particiapte in the Asian Summit's interactive workshops, networking opportunities, booths with representation from various organizations and corporations, and job fair. The event also features resource experts from a variety of topics such from business and entrepreneurship, healthcare, law, immigration, financial literacy and more.

Sat.
Jun 29

IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street

Join the Bronzeville Historical Society and the Office of Community Affairs for a community trolley  tour (9:30-11:30) and Peace Talk (noon-1:00) facilitated by Pastor David Thornton at Sixth-Grace Church, 600 E. 35th Street. Please purchase your $10 tickets here.

Sat.
Jun 15

IIT Tower Building Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Free film screening of Liyana. Preview the film here.

Sat.
May 25

Kaplan Institute, 3137 S. Federal Street

The IEEE Section Fair highlights the contributions made by Chicago electrical and electronics engineers, and to encourage high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering.

Sat.
Apr 27

IIT Tower Lobby, 10 W. 35th St

There are FORGE destinations scattered across the city and your Job is to find and explore as many as possible. At each destination you will get to learn, build or explore your city finding unique Snapchat 3D AR filter marking each destination. Snap a selfie and get a chance to win. Take a workshop and learn something new and amazing and get another chance to win! Be the first one to complete the challenge and get a chance to win our grand prize a $1000 Under Armour shopping spree!!! Don’t miss your chance to Forge your way through the city. Workshop registrations are open now!

Thu.
Apr 18

IIT Tower Lobby, 10 W. 35th St

There are FORGE destinations scattered across the city and your job is to find and explore as many as possible. At each destination you will get to learn, build or explore your city finding unique Snapchat 3D AR filter marking each destination. Snap a selfie and get a chance to win. Take a workshop and learn something new and amazing and get another chance to win! Be the first one to complete the challenge and get a chance to win our grand prize a $1000 Under Armour shopping spree!!! Register here.

Mon.
Apr 15

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Join the Sierra Club and the Office of Community Affairs for a community conversation from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the IIT Tower to discuss the future of distributed energy in Chicago and Illinois. Register here.

Fri.
Apr 12

Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL

Plan to spend the day with us for a community wide STEM Expo and hockey game. Nominate your science teacher for the STEM award here.

Sat.
Apr 6

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Unpack the intersections of racial justice, urban mobility, and how the mobility justice movement is pushing beyond transportation equity in LA and Chicago. Register here for the free event.

Thu.
Apr 4

Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal Street

This free event introduces youth to aviation and aerospace engineering. Students and their parents will interact with flight simulators, mini drones and particiapte in mentoring sessions with industry leaders. Click here to view highlights from the 2018 expo.

Sat.
Mar 30

Mc Cormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

Free film screening of The Color of Art by David Weathersby.

Sat.
Mar 23

Mc Cormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium and Ballroom, 3201 S. State Street

Join us for a battle of the high school jazz bands and enjoy a concert with national recording artist, Sam Hankins. Register here.

Sat.
Feb 23

McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

Notable panelists will explore the role of free speech, social justice, and the media.

Thu.
Jan 17

Stuart Hall, 10 W. 31st Street

This Family STEM Hour event will engage children in dry ice experiments while their parents participate in a concurrent workshop designed to help them sustain their child's interest in STEM. The children will explore what dry ice is and why it disappears. They will experiment with balloons, metals, water, and soap. Register here. A $25 registration fee per child applies.

Sat.
Dec 1

S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street

Join us for an evening of conversation about the significance and historical preservation and the development of the National Museum of Gospel Music. Stay for the concert featuring national Gospel recording artists Jonathan McReynolds and Kim Stratton.

Fri.
Nov 16

All Chicago high school students interested in architecture, interior design, graphic design, motion design, app design, urban design, industrial design, and fashion design, consider entering the Project Osmosis 2018 All High School Design Competition. Incorporate two or more elements of STEM/STEAM in your submission (deadline November 16, 2018) for the opportunity to be one of ten winners. For more information, click here.

Fri.
Nov 16

Vander Cook College of Music, 3125 S. Federal St.

Join the Vander Cook College percussion and jazz ensembles LIVE this Thursday evening for a concert. You are sure to have a  swinging good time! The concert will be held at 3125 S. Federal Street. 

Thu.
Nov 8

Stuart Hall Auditorium, 10 W. 31st Street

Reflections is  the North America premiere of three Asian featurettes (Dead Horse, Pigeon, and Beyond the Bridge) shown in their orignal language with English subtitles. Preview the films by clicking here.

Sat.
Nov 3

Stuart Hall, 10 W. 31st Street

Students in grades 1-4 will work with a partner to build and program a WeDo robot while older students will work in pairs to design and program a Mindstorms robot. Click here to register. A $25 registration fee applies per child. 

Sat.
Nov 3

Wishnick Hall, 3255 S. Dearborn Street

Participate in hands-on activities designed to teach coding, robotics, artifical intelligence, and more!

Sat.
Oct 27

Ed Kaplan Family Institute For Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, 3137 S. Federal Street

Do you have an idea for an app to assist first responders in the field? Want to build apps to help law enforcement, fire, and EMS? If you answered yes, this hackathon is for YOU! Register here!

Fri.
Oct 19

McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street

Join us for the second film screeing in collaboration with Asian PopUp Cinema. 

Sat.
Oct 6

Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

The Office of Community Affairs is pleased to partner with the Chicago South Side Film Festival to screen Blue Print for Bronzeville at the historic Parkway Ballroom. Blueprint for Bronzeville showcases south side residents standing up for their community in the wake of gentrification. 

Sat.
Sep 29

Wishnick Hall Auditorium, 3255 S. Dearborn Street

Angry Bird tells a moving story about the transformative power of music and its ability to bring families closer.

Fri.
Sep 28

Meet at the IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street.

Join the Office of Community Affairs for a neighborhood trolley tour of Chicago featuring Bridgeport and Pilsen.

Sat.
Sep 22

Wishnick Hall, 3255 S. Dearborn St.

Come and explore chemistry and chemical engineering! 

Sat.
Sep 15

Siegel Field

Come and explore the role that science plays in sports through interactive activities! Who knew that baseball, basketball, hockey, and tennis are not possible without physics? 

Sat.
Aug 25

South on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Starting from Oakwood Boulevard to 51st Street. Continuing on Ellsworth Drive in Washington Park from 51st Street to Garfield Boulevard (55th St.) Ending on 55th and Ellsworth Drive. Click here to view photos of IIT staff and community partners who particiapted in the 2018 parade!

The Bud Billiken Parade is largest African American Parade in the United States and was created by Robert S. Abbott. The parade takes place the 2nd Saturday in August annually and officially heralds "back to school" time! 

Sat.
Aug 11

The health fair provides school physical examinations, medical screening for adults, and information about health topics, banking, domestic violence, and community services.

Sat.
Aug 4

Meet at 35th & State St and board the trolley for a cultural immersion tourof Bronzeville and Chinatown with docent Lorenzo Young and Mabel Menard, Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum.

Sat.
Jul 28

Photos from the event: Flickr

Plan to join us again in 2019.

Sat.
Jul 7

NEW LOCATION: IIT Tower, 10 West 35th St. at State Street

Students and the community at large are invited to get involved with scientific discussions with university faculty.

Sat.
Jun 23

McCormick Tribune Campus Center
Photos from the event:  Flickr

Join filmmaker Ronit Bezalel, journalist Ben Austen, and former Cabrini Green residents Deidre Brewster, Raymond McDonald, and Mark Pratt for a post-film conversation.

Sat.
Jun 16

McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium
3201 S. State Street

Film screening of Swimming Lesson and B-Love with post film Q & A with the filmmaker

Sat.
Jun 9

McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium
3201 S. State Street

Photos from the event:  Flickr

Film screening of Brooks People with post film Q & A with the filmmaker

Sat.
May 19

McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Pritzker Club,
3201 S. State Street

Photos from the event:  Flickr

Curator, Sherry Williams will guide visitors through the exhibition.

Sat.
Apr 21

111 Perlstein Hall
10 West 33rd Street, Chicago

Photos from the event:  Flickr

Meet childrenʼs author Raymond Smith and listen as he reads his book.

Sat.
Apr 14

Parkway Ballroom, 4455 South King Drive, Chicago

"Red Carpet" Photos from the event:  Flickr

Attend a special community viewing of the thought-provoking short film Redial and a Q&A.

The event begins at noon and is free of charge. Register at patterson@iit.edu.

Sat.
Mar 31

Chicago students age 12 and up are invited to attend the Second Annual AeroStar Youth Aviation STEM Expo on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Hermann Hall (3241 South Federal Street) on Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus. This free event introduces inner-city youth to the aviation and aerospace fields and mentors career aspirations that may ultimately lead to well-paying, satisfying careers in flight and aerospace.

Participants will interact with flight simulators, mini-drones, and robots. Additionally, industry professionals will provide mentoring opportunities. The expo will also feature a free lunch followed by an overview of aviation STEM activities in our community. For further details about the expo, including registration and expo sponsorship opportunities, visit www.avioninstitute.org.

Photos from the event: Flickr

Sat.
Mar 24

The Illinois Tech Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs will host a free Jazz Concert on Saturday, March 17 from noon–2 p.m. in the Pritzker Club in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC).

Sat.
Mar 17