No. 21

Northeastern Neighbors
James Carville, Mary Matalin to speak at NEIU tomorrow night
Internationally known political pundits, strategists and power couple  James Carville and  Mary Matalin will participate in a wide-ranging discussion of the current state of politics as Northeastern Illinois University kicks off the  Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series tomorrow night. Award-winning Chicago journalist and Northeastern alumnus Thomas Corfman will moderate the event, which  begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Main Campus. The lecture will be followed by a book signing from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Parking will be complimentary in all Main Campus parking lots during the event.

New gardener membership now open for Peterson Garden Project pop-up Victory Gardens at Northeastern
Learn to grow your own food organically at NEIU Ground with Peterson Garden Project. Register today to secure your membership; garden plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Full details can be found on the website. Peterson Garden Project's mission is to educate and inspire everyone to grow and cook their own food, and our winter series of cooking and gardening classes is well underway. From knife skills to compost, seed swaps to homemade Indian food, we've got something for everyone. See the full schedule of events and sign up on the website.
Movie night tonight: "Night on Earth" (1991) by Jim Jarmusch
The Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms-on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. The screenings, which take place on Wednesdays at the NEIU Main Campus Auditorium, spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience. Tonight at 7:30, we welcome neighbors to attend a screening of "Night on Earth" starring Winona Ryder. Tickets are $2 with a NEIU ID and $5 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. Parking permits are required at all University lots and may be purchased in advance.
Helldobler speaks out against religious discrimination

Interim President Richard J. Helldobler shared the following message with the University Community on Monday:

Since it was signed on Friday, President Trump's executive order to restrict those from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. is causing a lot of understandable anger and anxiety, especially in Chicago where many are expressing frustration over the temporary detention of more than a dozen people at O'Hare airport. Religious discrimination is unconstitutional, and Northeastern Illinois University strongly stands against it. Let us all take extra time this week to engage those who are or might feel marginalized by this action. Let them know we value them as part of our diverse community and their presence enriches the Northeastern experience. These are highly chaotic times for members of our University Community. Regardless of your religion or immigration status, Northeastern will be here to help you in any way that we can.
Northeastern welcomes your feedback
Our neighborhood spans a large geography that encompasses businesses, institutions and residents who represent a very diverse array of viewpoints. It is important to us that we understand the issues and concerns -- about our events, programming and projects -- that can help strengthen our relationship as neighbors. We invite you to share your thoughts with us   online .  

Northeastern Illinois University is and will always be a community ally. For more than five decades, Northeastern has been a North Park neighborhood anchor and a vital, positive citizen of the community, making available its green space, arts and cultural events, as well as adult and children's learning opportunities.

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to being a good citizen of its community, click here:  NEIU Neighbor