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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
DePaul University - Welcome Center
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Join us for an information session featuring DePaul University’s graduate program in Critical Ethnic Studies. Learn about program content, degree requirements, and the application process from the program director. Register here.

Tuesday, March 6th at 6-8pm
Arts & Letters Room 103
2315 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614


Building Towards Freedom


Past Events

Free Cece Flyer

Maya Chinchilla

Poet Maya Chinchilla reading, discussion, and workshop at DePaul

Critical Ethnic Studies Graduation Celebration


Imprints of Revolution: Book Reading and Celebration with Professor Lisa B. Y. Calvente

Calvente Flyer

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

Mele Murals Flyer

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 and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians.

Sanctuaries in Practice

Sanctuaries in Practice Event Flyer

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
Dr. Roderick Ferguson Speaking at DePaul, October 26, 2016

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

East LA Event Flyer

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.