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Union League Club - President's Hall : 2nd Floor

65 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60604

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On Friday, February 7, 2020, at Noon,
in the President's Hall : 2nd Floor
of the Union League Club
The First Friday Club Welcomes
Philip J. Andrew
Director of Violence Prevention, Archdiocese of Chicago & Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation



"From Victim to Director of a Response - A Catholic Community Response to Violence & Conflict"

In May 1988, Phil Andrew, then a 20-year-old college student, was shot in the chest in the aftermath of the Hubbard Woods elementary school shooting in Winnetka—one of the nation’s first modern mass school shootings.

Andrew survived his injuries, but the experience would ultimately shape his priorities and his career. In the 30 years since the shooting, he has dedicated his life to fighting violence—first as the executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and later as an FBI agent and crisis negotiator.

In February 2018, Andrew was appointed by Cardinal Blase Cupich to serve as the first director of violence prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago. In his new role, he is leading the strategic planning and directing of the Archdiocese’s antiviolence initiatives through coalition building efforts, an increased charitable presence in distressed neighborhoods and the development and revitalization of programs designed to help reduce the violence-causing cycle of despair, racism and poverty in Chicago.

Phil Andrew will share his perspective on the social factors driving Chicago violence, showcases several successful Chicago violence-prevention programs and reflects on the Archdiocese’s critically important mission to reduce gun violence and promote a culture of peace in Chicago’s communities.

Philip J. Andrew is also the principal of PAX Group—a risk preparation, crisis and conflict-resolution agency. During his 21-year tenure as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he served in New York, Kansas City and Chicago, where he focused on gun violence, counterterrorism objectives, crisis management and high-risk hostage negotiations. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the FBI and the Department of Justice, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives Award for Outstanding Courage and Heroism. Prior to his tenure at the FBI, he practiced law in Chicago and managed a violence prevention organization.


Please make your reservation by Monday, February 3, BEFORE 5PM. The lunch fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. There is no processing/registration fee to reserve online.


In the COMMENTS SECTION, indicate whether there is a group or person you wish to sit with and any dietary requirements. A hearing assistance kit is available upon request.

For additional information please call (312.466.9610), email ffcc@firstfridayclubchicago.org or visit our website at www.firstfridayclubchicago.org

THANK YOU!

LUNCHEON LOCATION:

All meetings are held at The Union League Club - Presidents Hall @ 65 West Jackson Blvd (1/2 block east of Clark)

THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB DRESS CODE:

Business attire for women and a shirt with collar for men. NO TENNIS SHOES OR DENIM CLOTHING ALLOWED.

PARKING AT THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB:

Valet Parking available at the Federal Street Entrance. Self Parking available at the garage on the northwest corner of Federal and Van Buren. Special rates are available for guests with tickets that are validated at the Front Desk.


Discounted parking as low as $10 for All First Friday Club Attendees is also available for this same self park garage (South Loop Self Park, 318 S. Federal St, Chicago) through the iParkit Phone App. For more information on this special offer, click here


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

The Club is just two blocks from the LaSalle Street Metra Station, six blocks from Union Metra Station and only blocks away from every EL station.

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