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Global Voices, Local Action: International Cities Connect on Lifelong Learning for We Will Chicago

September 15, 2022, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CT

This is a past event

Online via Zoom.

Hosted by: City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Loyola University School of Education, Metropolitan Planning Council, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Learning goes beyond grammar school, high school, college and postgraduate work. It is an ageless endeavor that occurs in many shapes, forms and locations that are both formal and informal. Learning never stops for anyone who seeks self-improvement for themselves and their communities.

Pre- and post-school residents should have similar opportunities to improve themselves as enrolled students. Improvements and adaptations of Chicago’s educational resources are essential to creating a viable workforce for today and tomorrow.

Join Loyola University Chicago School of Education as we explore international models that advance the goal of supporting and broadening avenues for lifelong learning. You will hear from global voices on successful international initiatives and from City of Chicago leaders on the relevant policies included in We Will Chicago draft framework plan. These policies and your input can help lead to more livable and vibrant communities.

Speakers include:

  • Tomas Gulbinas, Vice-Mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Dr. Markeda Newell, Interim Dean of the School of Education, Loyola University Chicago
  • Chancellor Juan Salgado, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Jon Schmidt, Clinical Assistant Professor of the School of Education, Loyola University Chicago (moderator)

This event is part of a seven-part series on We Will Chicago, hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the City of Chicago. Each event in the series will feature a panel presentation of international and local city experts, along with interactive polling to provide feedback and input on the plan’s draft policies. This is the first citywide plan in more than fifty years - don’t miss your chance to engage with fellow Chicagoans on strategies and ideas to improve the city’s future! Check out the schedule of events based on the We Will Chicago Plan pillars here.

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