According to WBEZ thousands of girls and boys are trafficked into the sex trade each year in Chicago. World-wide, this number jumps to between 600,000 to 2 million children and young adults. Luckily, the tide may be beginning to ebb in Illinois. The state has decriminalized prostitution and then shifted law enforcement resources to catching … More Stopping Sex Trafficking
Today, I finished up my summer lecture series, “What In the World Is Going On?”. It has been a real treat getting to discuss so many important international issues that affect us here in America on a day-to-day basis. The audience was wonderful: very knowledgeable and curious! I’ll try to post a few short video … More Just Finished My Summer Lectures
Starting on June 4th, Harper College has invited me to lead monthly lectures on the great current events shaping our world. If you are a mature adult and are interested in lifetime learning, please consider joining me on this interactive, fun journey into everything from headline political stories to foreign cultural secrets revealed. Sign up … More Become Globally-Minded in the Northwest Suburbs
You may have heard about the French Foreign Ministry’s warning to French nationals to avoid the Chicago’s South and West sides. Well, the French government has removed its travel warnings, so there is no reason now to avoid some of Chicago’s most historical and beautiful tourist attractions. Here is just my Top 5 List: 1) Garfield Park Conservatory … More 5 Chicago Gems on the South & West Sides
‘I want my Native Americans’?: Indigenous focused, run network premiers today in Chicago Starting today (November 1st), PBS station WYCC will host a Native American-focused channel, FNX, on 20-2. FNX which stands for First Nations Experience is an excellent addition to the WYCC channels which already feature one of the best sources of education and … More ‘I want my Native Americans’?: Indigenous focused, run network premiers today in Chicago
Through your Facebook network or media articles, you may have come across the website, HowSafeisMexico.com . The website which is not openly credited to a specific author, provides a number of statistics that generally show that much of Mexico is very safe and open for business and tourism (as long as you use common sense … More Should There Be A Travel Advisory Against Chicago?
A joint project of the Brookings Institute and JPMorgan Chase analyzed what makes cities relatively global and recently produced a report. The writing describes “the 10 traits of globally fluent metro areas.” Globally fluent as far as I can tell means that the city matters. It tells other cities what to do and can only … More Going Global Chicago-style