Reading. 6 p.m., Wieboldt Hall, room 408, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-834-8524. Poet Robert Polito presents.
Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Saloni Mathur, of the University of California, Los Angeles, presents as part of the Smart Lecture Series.
Workshop. East Asia: Transregional Histories. 4-6 p.m., Center for East Asian Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-702-8647. A chance for scholars from the U. of C. and beyond to present(…)
Gallery Talk. “Katumuwa Stele.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Archeologist David Schloen, of the U. of C., presents on his discovery of the Katumuwa Stele in Turkey.
Lecture. “Economic Vestiges of Enslavement.” 6:30-8 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $5. Historian Authens Oppong Wadie, of DePaul University, presents as part the the DuSable Museum’s(…)
An Amnesty International tradition encouraging visitors to write letters in support of the organization’s annually chosen list of human rights abuse victims. Letter writing from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by presentations on the Bhopal gas leak(…)
Lecture. “Equity and Urban School Development.” 6-7:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy High School, auditorium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350. Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, presents. Light refreshments(…)
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Theodore Richards, author of “The Conversions,” presents.