April 2 Pub Discourse: “How does City Council really work?”

Saint Xavier University’s Senior Fellow Hon. Virginia A. Rugai will offer behind-the-scene insights into the workings of Chicago’s City Council at the Pub Discourse scheduled for Tues., April 2 (4:30 to 6 p.m.) at Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon.  All staff and faculty are invited to attend “How does City Council really work?”

A City Council member for 21 years as alderman for the 19th ward, Ms. Rugai is very familiar with the personalities and processes of that legislative body.  She recently made a return trip to its chambers, guiding students in her “Making Public Policy” seminar through a morning Council meeting and introducing them to many of her former colleagues.

Pub Discourse welcomes all faculty and staff members to join the conversation with Ms. Rugai, learning about city politics and ward functioning through the eyes of a dedicated and persistent participant.  Complimentary beverages and appetizers will enhance the discussion.

Sponsored by the Center for Religion and Public Discourse (CRPD), Pub Discourses provide faculty and staff with opportunities for informal conversation on topics relevant to the University’s mission and core values.

Any faculty or staff member interested in offering a Pub Discourse in 2013-14 is encouraged to contact CRPD Director Sister Joy Clough, R.S.M., at clough@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3430.