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Previous Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Catch up on what you've missed! Events hosted by the African and Black Studies Department are uploaded here to highlight the engaging discussions, speakers, and presentations brought by the department! 

  • Maiya Sinclair ​​A Discussion of the Film Black Feminist and Its relevance to Theory, Culture, and Art


    May 25, 2021 | 6 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast​

  • Ife & Jennifer

    A Conversation with Ife Akinyela & Jennifer Gardner


    May 18, 2021 | 6 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast​​

  • Zakkiyyah Dumas O'neal

    Being Black and Queer: Challenging Misconceptions and Making Room


    May 13 , 2021 | 6 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast

  • Zakkiyyah Dumas O'neal​A Conversation with Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O'neal


    May 6 , 2021 | 6 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast


     
  • Stop the Violence ​​​Stop the Violence: Pathways to Justice and Police Accountability in Chicago Communities of Color


    May 6, 2021 | 5 P.M. C​.T. 

  • Sarah Scriven

    A Conversation with Scholar Sarah Scriven: The Arrests of Pauli Murray


    April 20, 2021 | 6:00​ P.M. C.T. | View Webcast


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  • BDSFF: Distribution Panel 

    Black Diaspora Short Film Festival- Distribution Panel


    March 11, 2021 | 5:30 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast

  • BDSFF: Cinematography Shorts

    Black Diaspora Short Film Festival- Cinematography Shorts


    October 21, 2021 | 5:30 P.M. C.T | View Webcast


  • BDSFF: Experimental Shorts

    Black Diaspora Short Film Festival- Experimental Shorts


    March 4, 2021 | 5:30 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast


  • BDSFF: Documentary Shorts

    Black Diaspora Short Film Festival- Documentary Shorts 


  • BDSFF: Narrative ShortsBlack Diaspora Short Film Festival- Narrative Shorts


    February 26, 2021| 5:30 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast

  • BDSFF: Animated Shorts

    Black Diaspora Short Film Festival- Animation Shorts


    February 25, 2021 | 5:30 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast


  • Mediated Lynching of the Black Athele 

    An Evening With Rev. angel Kyodo williams


    February 18, 2021 | 5:30 P.M. C.T. | View Webcast


​​​Past Events (2018-2020)

  • Ida B. Wells ​​​

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Where Do We Go From Here?


    May 16, 2019 | 5:30-7:00 PM
    A discussion with the legendary scholar-activist Timuel Black, and the noted historian Christopher Reed, about the enduring legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett and their own relationship to her legacy, what she means for today's youth, and the modeling of her example today and in the future. The event was moderated by ABD major, Michaela Clarke.

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  • Gilmore

    Envisioning Abolition: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Communities, and Workers


    October 21, 2019 | 5:30-7:00 PM
    Dr. Gilmore explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. Examples highlight: environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farmworkers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community-based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

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  • You, Me, & All of Us

    You, Me, & All of Us: Rethinking Black History from a Personal Perspective


    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.

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  • Rafael Tyszblat

    Àrbol De Sombra : Bomba Chicago



      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 an Afro-Puerto Rican form of music and dance, a beautiful and powerful conduit for the 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
  • Mediated Lynching of the Black Athele 

    The Mediated Lynching of the Black Athlete: Fan Violence in Sports Spectatorship


    October 25, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Lecture Presented by Dr. Poe Johnson, 2018-2019 Ida B. Wells Post-Doctoral Fellow

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  • Race, Labor, & Incarceration

    A Discussion About Race, Labor, & Incarceration


    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

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  • Mediated Lynching of the Black Athele 

    Every Day Seems Like a Murder Here: Why Ida B. Wells Matters Now


    May 16, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Race, Labor, & Incarceration

    ​In the Wake: On Blackness and Being


    April 19, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM