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Listen Up: Sept. 27—Oct. 3

WHAT:A Tale for Our Times: Something For Everyone About Climate Change and The Reasons for Climate Gridlock,” Dr. Susan Solomon, University of Colorado

WHEN: Thursday, September 29 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: 100 Noyes Lab, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana

WHAT: VOICE Reading Series

WHEN: Thursday, September 29 @ 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

You may have heard of this Laura Adamczyk person, and she’s joined by fellow MFA’ers Kendra Chapman, and Khaleel Gheba.


WHAT:Inequality and Health: Depression among Low-Income Black Women: Unraveling Risk and Protective Factors,” Ruby Mendenhall, Department of Sociology

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28 @ 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Davenport 313, 607 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana

Probably won’t be a heartwarming way to spend an hour or two, but it sounds interesting, nonetheless.

You live near a major university and a community college. There are smart people that come here every week to talk to the general public about interesting topics. Perhaps you were not aware of this fact, or were overwhelmed by the sheer number of opportunities for possible enlightenment. If that’s the case, Smile Politely understands and is here to help. Here are several events going on in town this week. Check out one or more of them if you have time. Get your learn on, as they say, and join the cognoscenti. It’s free, you know. Plus, sometimes there’s free food, too!

If you have a community event, speaker, or film event that you’d like to see featured on Listen Up!, send the event information to joelgillespie [at] smilepolitely [dot] com by Friday the week prior to the event. Listen Up! runs on Tuesdays when classes are in session.

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