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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Àrbol De Sombra : Bomba Chicago is a performance documentary celebrating the vibrant Chicago community of Bomba musicians. Bomba is a Afro-Puerto Rican form of music and dance, a beautiful and powerful conduit for expression of identity, resistance and pride from Puerto Rico and the African diaspora.
Join us for a film screening, performance, and discussion with the film’s director, Jamie Topper, and Tito Rodriguez from the cultural organization, AfriCaribe.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Black history is about the lived experiences of families and communities. Professor Alkalimat explores Black history from the perspective of everyday people such as his own ancestor, Free Frank McWorter, a freed slave who founded the town of New Philadelphia, an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Alkalimat will present cases that deal with Chicago and his family to explore the relationship between communal social experiences and individual self-realization.
Monday, January 28, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Panelists: Antonio Lightfoot, Workers Center for Racial Justice; Barry Rose, Chicago Workers’ Collaborative; Jaquie Algee, SEIU-HCII; moderated by Jessica Cook-Qurayshi, DePaul Univ. Labor Education Center
Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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