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May 25, 2006 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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University of Chicago students to hold discussion on social progress this Saturday

What/Who: The College Democrats at the University of Chicago will welcome several guest speakers to campus Saturday for its "Progressive Gala." Guest speakers include Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy; Jay Woodson, social justice activist; Shelby Knox, sex education activist; Shawn Healy, a resident scholar at the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum; and Ted O'Neill, College Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago. The keynote speaker is David Halperin, Senior Vice-President and Director of Campus Progress at the Center for American Progress.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27

Where: Hutchinson Commons, adjacent to the Reynolds Club at the corner of E. 57th Street and S. University Avenue.

Background: The student-run College Democrats at the University of Chicago hold discussion groups and debates, welcome several guest speakers annually and encourage students to be involved in regional politics. Saturday's gala will mark the final large event of the 2005-2006 school year. In addition to the guest speakers, members of the University of Chicago Circus Club will perform and refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by Campus Progress and 14 other student groups. It is free and open to the public. Additional information is available at
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