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Monthly List of Featured Events

Northwestern University is a vibrant place with numerous ways for everyone in the community to learn and participate, often free of charge. Every month, Neighborhood and Community Relations provides a catalogue of on-campus events and opportunities open to the public. These include special performances from world-renowned musicians, family-friendly events for children, Big 10 athletics, and lectures in the humanities and sciences.

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Highlighted February Events

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange across Medieval Sahara Africa
Sat, 1/26 to Sun, 7/21, free, Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh,
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Caravans of Gold presents more than 250 artworks and fragments spanning types, styles, and religious practices, representing over five centuries and a vast geographic expanse. The works, both European and African, weave a story of the global networks and multi-directional trade at play in the medieval world. The exhibition is notable for an unprecedented number of loans from the national collections of Africa, including many works never before seen in the United States.

Keyword: Reproduction
Tues, 2/5, 5:00-6:30 PM, free, Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston
A panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators and activists discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.

The Wolves
Fri, 2/8 to Sun, 2/10, times vary, $10 public, $6 NU student, Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston
The Wolves, a girls’ indoor soccer team, practice drills as they prepare for a succession of games. As they warm up and talk about life, the girls navigate the politics of their personal lives as well as the politics of the larger world. Each team member struggles to negotiate her individuality while being a part of a group.

The Political Development of Asset Inequality in the U.S.
Mon, 2/11, 12:00-1:00 PM, free, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Evanston 
Join Chloe Thurston for a discussion on her research which is at the intersection of American political development and political economy and has focused on the development of social and economic policies, interest groups and social movements, institutional change, and historical analysis.
Jazz Orchestra: Jazz for Lovers
Thurs, 2/14, 7:30-9:30 PM, $6 public, $4 students, Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Happy Valentine’s Day! Bring a loved one with you to celebrate and experience the power of Cupid. This love-song program by the Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist Kenny Washington will touch hearts and warm souls with new arrangements of “The Nearness of You,” “Stardust,” “My Funny Valentine,” and other jazz standards, all performed against the beautiful backdrop of Chicago’s skyline.

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