The Unlympics is a month-long sporting event series intended to encourage active dialogue—extremely active dialogue—around the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. The Unlympics looks at highly organized, internationally recognized, massively marketed, thoroughly branded, and extremely expensive sporting events not from a pro or con standpoint, but from a questioning standpoint.
Opening Day Ceremonies take place on January 24 and will include:
For more info, see: The Unlympics
Also, don’t miss the Spelling Bee event of the Unlympics at Quimby’s on Feb 7th! Why is Quimby’s involved in this? Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be the official bookstore and intellectual sponsor of the 2009 Winter Unlympic Games. For over 16 years, Quimby’s Bookstore has championed the freedom of the press in offering a variety of independently published or small press zines, books and comics. This literature is important in providing alternative, subversive or controversial viewpoints necessary to make informed decisions about one’s community.