28th Annual John W. Baird ’38 Lecture

Wesleyan University invites you to the 28th Annual John W. Baird ’38 Lecture, which will celebrate the life and legacy of John W. Baird. This year's lecture explores the Bloomingdale Trail, an idea proposed and championed by John himself:

Elevated City Rail Projects: Reclaiming and Creating Green Space

•    Ben Helphand ‘97, Board President of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and Executive Director of Neighbor Space
•    John Alschuler ’70, a Chicago native and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for NYC’s Friends of the High Line  
•    Beth White, Director of the Chicago Office for the Trust for Public Land (moderator)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture and memorial moment: 7 p.m.
Perkins Coie LLP
131 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60603-5559

Special thanks to Marcelo Halpern ’85 for providing the space.

Please kindly register by Wednesday, April 23rd; in lieu of a registration fee, please consider making a gift to Wesleyan.

Through the generosity of area alumni, the John W. Baird Lecture Series has been endowed to honor the many contributions John Baird ’38 P’69 P’78 made to Wesleyan. The dedication he bestowed upon his alma mater, both on campus and in Chicago, continues to be an inspiration to his fellow alumni. Wesleyan alumni are proud to honor John Baird through this enduring expression of their appreciation.

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