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Darrel Morris will give a lecture on his artwork at noon on Monday, February 24, at the Gene Siskel Film Center on 164 N. State Street. The talk is made possible by The William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

WBEZ 91.5 FM launches Worldview’s Global Activism hosted by Jerome McDonnell. The year-long series starts with a discussion on the art and culture of India on February 28, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center on 78 E. Washington Street.

“Our new series is an evolution of the Global Activism Expo that WBEZ has hosted for the last six years. We will continue to highlight global culture, issues and models to make a positive impact in the world, and we are so encouraged that there is such interest in this type of dialogue. We welcome the public to meet the activists who are featured on the Worldview airwaves, participate in discussions and sample different cultures,” explains McDonnell.

For more information, visit www.wbez.org/events.

On Northwestern University’s campus in Evanston, poet/playwright/essayist/cultural critic Mark Nowak will speak on Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929-1940 at 6 p.m. on February 26. The discussion addresses the Block Museum's art exhibition of the same name which runs through June 22. A film screening and discussion Body and Soul with J. Hoberman follows on Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m.

For more information on these programs, visit www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu or call 847-491-4000.

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