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Fall 2019

RUTH WILSON GILMORE! Envisioning Abolition: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Communities, and Workers

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30-7:00 PM
Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University

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, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

Spring 2019


Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30-7:00 PM
Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University

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.

Winter 2019

Àrbol De Sombra : Bomba Chicago

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.

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

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.

Race, Labor, & Incarceration (a discussion)

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

Fall 2018

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

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This lecture was presented by Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Evan “Poe” Johnson.
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