Looking ahead: Events you should check out this week

    The third week of Spring Quarter brought you Bill Nye and Jay Sean, and the fourth will bring you Ezra Klein and T-Pain, among others. Check out this this week's handy list of events to decide which are worthy of your presence.

    Freedom Cafe

    Fight For Freedom, a student group that raises awareness about modern slavery, is hosting "a night of musical performances, slam poetry and testimonies from anti-trafficking activists" with UNICEF NU and the College Feminists. The event will include pasta, garlic bread and dessert, and all proceeds will benefit an anti-sex trafficking non-profit in Chicago.
    featuring a full-course meal of pasta, garlic bread and freshly baked desserts.

    When: Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

    Where: 122 Parkes Hall

    Earth Day Celebration

    Feeling a boost of environmentalism after Bill Nye's inspiring speech on climate change? Channel your newfound love for Mother Earth/Gaia at an Earth Day Celebration with displays from environmental groups and students, catered food and live music. The event is co-hosted by the Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering departments along with McCormick. Funnily enough, the event will be hosted inside.

    When: Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

    Where: Willens Atrium (Tech B Wing, floors 2 and 3)

    Take Back the Night March and Survivor Speakout

    This annual march across campus against sexual violence will feature a speakout at the Dittmar Gallery in Norris with speeches from survivors and community members to "join together in solidarity against the structures that continually hurt and silence survivors," according to the event's Facebook page. The Take Back the Night march takes place across the globe and is open to the general public.

    When: Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.

    Where: Begins at the Rock

    Contemporary Thought Speaker Series Presents Ezra Klein

    Current editor-in-chief at Vox and former Washington Post writer Ezra Klein will speak on the intersection of domestic and economic policy-making, the 2016 elections and the future of journalism as a part of the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series.

    When: Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

    Where: Annenberg G21

    Teju Cole: The White Savior Industrial Complex

    Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian will speak speak about an article he wrote for The Atlantic titled "The White Savior Industrial Complex" in an event hosted by the Buffett Institute of Global Studies.

    When: Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

    Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center - Kellogg School of Management

    A&O Presents Ball 2015: T-Pain with AlunaGeorge

    T-Pain will perform – without autotune! – for the A&O's Spring Ball, and AlunaGeorge, an electronic music duo from London, will open. Buses will be provided for free rides two and from the theater in Ravenswood.

    When: Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

    Where: The Riviera Theatre

    *This is a ticketed event: $10 at www.nbo.northwestern.edu *

    NU Tree Walk 

    At the end of Earth Week, Sustainability at Northwestern University will be hosting an "tree walk" throughout campus to educate attendees on the history and care of the trees on campus, right as they begin to burst into bloom.

    When: Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Where: Meet at Crown Clock Tower (633 Clark St.)


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