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September 6, 2000 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu


Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, celebrates its rich history of 111 years of community service by hosting a symposium for teachers and the general public that will assist in bridging the gap between the classroom and social justice programs.

"Hull-House as a Resource for Teaching U.S and World History," Sept. 22-23, in Chicago Circle Center on the campus of UIC, 750 S. Halsted St., will consist of presentations of general interest on immigration, peace and women's suffrage coupled with discussions that will interest precollege and college educators.

"Over 100 years ago Hull-House reformers built programs and institutions to bring about a condition of social justice," said Margaret "Peg" Strobel, interim director of Hull-House Initiative, which creates new programs and improved facilities for the museum. "This conference celebrates the anniversary of our founding on Sept. 18, 1889, by ensuring that knowledge will be retained both in popular memory and in classrooms."

Additionally, tours of the Hull House Museum will be conducted and "Pots of Promise: Mexican, Reformers, and the Hull-House Kilns, 1920-1940," an exhibit of pottery and ceramics by Mexican immigrants and Hull-House artists during the era of the Hull-House kilns, will be unveiled.

The program is sponsored by the Hull-House Museum and the Hull-House Initiative and cosponsored by the history department, the gender and women's studies program and the Center for Research on Women and Gender at UIC, and the World History Association. Detailed information about the symposium can be found at: www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/conference.html

With 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest and most diverse university in the Chicago area and one of only 88 national Research I universities. Located just west of Chicago's Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the entire metropolitan region.

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