What's Up This Week: Voter registration drive, Hispanics and philanthropy, CHA public hearing period closing

What's Up This Week: Voter registration drive, Hispanics and philanthropy, CHA public hearing period closing

Here's a glimpse of what's going on around Chicago this week:

National Voter Registration Day: With the presidential election coming ever closer, civic groups and political organizations all across the country are calling for a National Voter Registration Day Tuesday. The aim is to hit the streets to register as many voters as possible. Chicago Votes, a civic engagement non-profit, and its partner organizations say they are aiming to sign-up 7,000 voters.

Who's Giving to Hispanics?: A discussion led by Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago Tuesday will look at the role of philanthropy in Latino communities, reasons for the disparity in foundation giving that targets Latino communities, and what policies can help create lasting change.

Last Week for CHA public comments: This week will be the last chance for people concerned with the Chicago Housing Authority's latest installment of the Plan for Transformation to make their voice heard on the changes that will likely affect thousands of public housing residents. The comment period closes Oct. 1.

Slutwalk: The first Slutwalk march took place in September 2011 to call out the cavalier attitude of a Toronto police officer towards sexual assault. The officer reportedly said "Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized." The 2012 Slutwalk will take place Saturday.

Court Date for Member of 'NATO 5': One of the five activists arrested before May's NATO protests and charged with terrorism will have a court hearing Monday at 9:30 a.m. Sebastian Senakiewicz has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Photo credit: Columbia City Blog

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