UARC Daily News: Why it’s important that we remember Jane Addams in our role as advisors…

How often do you think about Jane Addams as a UIC advisor? It’s something to think about…

Founded in 1889 as a social settlement, Hull-House played a vital role in redefining American democracy in the modern age. Addams and the residents of Hull-House helped pass critical legislation and influenced public policy on public health and education, free speech, fair labor practices, immigrants’ rights, recreation and public space, arts, and philanthropy. Hull-House has long been a center of Chicago’s political and cultural life, establishing Chicago’s first public playground and public art gallery, helping to desegregate the Chicago Public Schools, and influencing philanthropy and culture.

The Museum and its many vibrant programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues. (Excerpt from CADA’s web page on Jane Addam’s Hull House Museum “About the Museum.”)

Advising as a social justice endeavor to ensure the success of all of our students is in keeping with the goals of Jane Addams…

When you need a reminder or a breath of fresh air, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum just outside Student Center East can refresh you…take a peek one day, you just might see one of your students giving tours!