Institute of Cultural Affairs | March 8th, 2019
ICA E-Newsletter – March 2019
In this issue:
  • Facilitation Comes into Focus with One Earth Film Festival
  • Resilient Chicago Plan Features Input from Sustainability Leaders
  • ICA Brings Technology and Participation to Local Election Forum
  • Upcoming Events
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Facilitation Comes into Focus with One Earth Film Festival
ICA staff member Samantha Sainsbury facilitates a focused conversation
Over 100 in the audience
Truman environmental group
Facilitated panel discussion
For the One Earth Film Festival (OEFF), when the credits roll, the conversation is just beginning.

“The One Earth audience experience often flows like this: watch the film, absorb and digest, discuss and identify an environmental action you can take”, reads a piece titled Focus on Facilitators in this year’s Festival Guide. “We want audience members to leave with something they didn’t have when they arrived, be it fresh information, a deeper understanding, a new connection, or a pledge that will set them on a course of action for the planet"...
Resilient Chicago Plan Features Input from Sustainability Leaders
Resilient Chicago is a "plan for inclusive growth and a connected city"
A resilient Chicago requires its residents to have clear lines of communication and engagement with its local government.

That was the feedback shared by the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) ​policy team with a team of representatives from the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office across a series of roundtable meetings in 2017 and 2018. During those roundtables, the Chief Sustainability Officer shared an early working version of a resilience plan for the City of Chicago. Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative, the new plan sought to prepare Chicago for shocks and stresses that threaten both residents and the city at large...
ICA Brings Technology and Participation to Local Election Forum
Five challengers running for 46th Ward Alderman participate in a public forum
​The cultural landscape of Chicago is often described by its 77 community areas and 231 neighborhoods. The political landscape, however, is defined by its 50 wards, each represented by an elected alderperson who serves on the Chicago City Council, the City’s legislative body...
Upcoming Events
CSLN March Meeting – Spring into the New Year
Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chicago, IL
Thursday, March 14th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Reconnect with Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) at Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church for our first meeting of 2019. Share your plans and explore collaborations for the year ahead! Our work depends on participation and collaboration from a diverse cohort of dedicated Chicagoans, so please come out and share your work and ideas with us!
Global Archives Spring Sojourn
ICA GreenRise
Chicago, IL
Sunday, April 14th –
Saturday, April 20th
The Institute of Cultural Affairs has a rich history of global human development since 1959. Join us in transforming more than 50 years of programs, projects, methods and training by staff and volunteers into an ICA Archives website to be launched by the end of the year and accessible to anyone in the world.
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