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Canice Prendergast

 Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

"Contemporary Art and its Market"


Canice Prendergast is the W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and also head of the critically acclaimed and award winning contemporary art collection at the University’s Business School. Prendergast will describe the collection’s role and evolution, and the strangeness of navigating the art market.

 

About Canice Prendergast:

Canice is W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He works on many areas of economics including labor markets and organizations. He has won various teaching prizes from our students. He got his Phd from Yale and his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin. But today he is here to talk about his second passion which is art. Canice is the chair of the art committee at the University of Chicago. Under his leadership they have built an award winning collection of art – the 3rd largest in the city of Chicago and he will tell you that story.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

Mark Ayers

 Illinois State Director of the Humane Society of the United States

"Speak Up for Animals: Turning Compassion into Action"


Join your HSUS Illinois State Director and be a part of the change, not just a bystander! This is your chance to learn how to effectively advocate for the animals in Illinois and "Turn Your Compassion into Action."

 

About Marc Ayers:

Marc is the Illinois State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization. Marc is in charge of all aspects of animal welfare, from companion animals and equines to farm animal protection and wildlife. Marc has been the State Director in Illinois over two years. Before coming to HSUS, Marc was the Policy Director for the Environment and Rural Affairs at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office where he led the Office in policy formation and analysis. Marc combines his legislative and policy experience with his passion for animals to advance animal protection in the state of Illinois.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 Peter Hayes

 

"Why? Explaining the Holocaust"


Peter Hayes, award winning author, Northwestern University Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University, who spent his career teaching students about the Holocaust, will offer his explanation of why the Holocaust occurred, describe its horrors, and warn “what happened in the past has implications for the future.”

 

Copies of Professor Hayes' book "Why? Explaining the Holocaust" will be on sale following the program. Or, you can order it from our bookselling partner, Bookends and Beginnings.  

 

 

 

  

About Peter Hayes :

Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and was from 1980 to 2016 Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University.

His publications have won several prizes and been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish. His acclaimed study of IG Farben, Industry and Ideology, received the Biennial Book Prize from the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association.

In his monumental history of the Nazi economy entitled The Wages of Destruction, Adam Tooze called Industry and Ideology "the best book on IG, indeed the best book on business in the Third Reich." Hayes has long supported the work of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, notably in preparing How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he currently chairs the Academic Committee.

Also an award-winning teacher, he lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the United States and abroad.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot
 

 Renee Engeln

 

"Beauty Sick: How Our Focus on Looks Hurts Girls & Women"


Northwestern University Professor of Psychology, Renee Engeln, PhD, will discuss her new book, "Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women." Dr. Engeln will reveal the shocking toll that this obsession takes on women and girls mentally, emotionally, financially, and physically.

 

 

 

About Renee Engeln :

Renee Engeln, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology at Northwestern University, where she directs the Body and Media Lab. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and at academic conferences, and she speaks to groups across the country. She is regularly interviewed by the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Today.com, the Huffington Post, Think Progress, and other national media, as well as local outlets and college student publications. Her TEDx talk at the University of Connecticut has more than 400,000 views on YouTube. She blogs regularly for Psychology Today. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 Janet Heimlich

 

"Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment"


High-profile cases such as the child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church and “faith healing” child death cases in some fundamentalist congregations have drawn attention to a serious yet misunderstood problem: religious child maltreatment or RCM. What can we do to protect children from harmful religious influences and ensure that faith is a source of comfort, strength, and inspiration, and not a justification for abuse and neglect? In this enlightening and provocative talk, award-winning journalist Janet Heimlich discusses how to identify RCM and its risk factors, and, most importantly, how we can stop it.

 

About Janet Heimlich:

Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, the first book to take an in-depth look at child abuse and neglect in the United States that is enabled by religious belief. She is also the founder and a board member of the Child-Friendly Faith Project, a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that raises awareness of religious child maltreatment. Ms. Heimlich has been a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, work that won her nine journalism awards, and she has written nonfiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Texas Observer. She received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University in 1984 and lives in Austin, Texas.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

  

  

  

 

  

  

Oct 14
8:00 pm 

Kristin Lems

The Second Saturday Coffeehouse delights in welcoming back folksinger/songwriter Kristin Lems to open our twelfth year of music and spoken word. 

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