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Upcoming Events

Admission Information Session

​Learn about enrolling in the Critical Ethnic Studies Master's Program for the 2017-2018 academic year and meet our director Professor Laura Kina. RSVP to attend here​.

6:00-7:00pm, Tuesday May 30th, 2017

DePaul Welcome Center 2400 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614


 ​​Critical Ethnic Studies Graduation Celebration

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Past Events

Imprints of Revolution

Book Reading and Celebration with Professor Lisa B. Y. Calvente

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On Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 we hosted a book reading and celebration! Professor Lisa B. Y. Calvente's brand new book has been released! Imprints of Revolution: Visual Representations of Resistance, for which Professor Calvente served as co-editor, was published in May 2016. Imprints of Revolution "explores the visual ways in which the concept of revolution is appropriated through public images across the globe using a diverse range of case studies." ​


Mele Murals Film Screening and Q&A with Director Tadashi Nakamura

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On Wednesday April 5th, 2017, we hosted Tadashi Nakamura, the director of Mele Murals. We conducted a film screening and talk back with Tadashi Nakamura. Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti are and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians.

Sanctuaries in Practice 

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In the wake of the election and a rising tide of exclusionary and white supremacist politics, we take seriously very real threats to the undocumented, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and more broadly all women and people of color. On January 25th, 2017 the Critical Ethnic Studies hosted a panel of leaders and activists who represent and organize for those targeted for their race, sex, religion, sexuality, gender identity, ability, and documentation status.

Featured Panelists:

Rachel Caidor, Love & Protect, formerly The Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander
Emmanuel Garcia, Journalist and LGBTQ leader, Vives Q
Sufyan Sohel, Esq., Deputy Director and Counsel, Council on American Islamic Relations Chicago
Tania Unzueta, Policy Director for Mijente and organizer with Organized Communities Against Deportations


Dr. Roderick Ferguson, UIC

Dr. Roderick Ferguson October 26th, 2016
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The Landscape and the Room: A Journey into the Bookshop of the Black Queer Diaspora

On October 26th, 2016, Dr. Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, delivered a lecture to the Critical Ethnic Studies Program. Watch a video of Dr. Ferguson's lecture.


East LA Interchange Film Screening and Director Talk

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On January 14th, 2016 Critical Ethnic Studies hosted director Betsy Kalin and screened her new film East LA Interchange. Documenting the impact of the interchange construction on the Boyle Heights neighborhood, a community of immigrants, the film explores the shifting face of the community in light of the construction.