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Academic Year 2016-2017

Spring 2017​

Know Your Rights Workshop, Part 1: What Do I Do If I’m Arrested?
Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Richardson Library, Rosati Rm. 300
This event explains our constitutional rights if accused of a crime, how criminal justice abuses in Chicago and elsewhere have undermined our rights, and the disproportionate harm of such abuses on communities
of color.

Film Screening & Discussion of “La Haine/Hatred”
Wednesday, April 26, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Richardson Library JTR Rm. 115 (near Kenmore entrance)

Know Your Rights Workshop Part 2:
What Do I Do If I’m Stopped By the Police?
Thursday, May 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, Rm. 324

Spring Quarter Open House
Tuesday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Center for Black Diaspora, SAC Rm. 551
Co-sponsored with African & Black Diaspora Studies Program
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Annual Lecture
featuring Dr. Eddie Glaude and rapper Jasiri X

And Still We Rise: Achieving Our Country in a New Era of Doubt
Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, Rm. 314A/B

Winter 2017

West Indian Dance Lecture and Master Class Instruction
Alfred Baker, artistic director and instructor
Friday, January 20, Theater School Rm. 411

Film screening and discussion of “By Blood”
Facilitated by John French, Professor of Political Science
Tuesday, January 24, Lincoln Park Student Center Rm. 300/Theater

Know Your Rights Part 1:  Speaking Truth to Power and to Each Other
Wednesday, February 15, Lincoln Park Student Center Rm. 314

Know Your Rights Part 2:  Race, Youth, and Free Speech in Legal and Historical Contexts
Chernoh Sesay Jr., Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University
Stephen Siegel, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Thursday, February 23, Lincoln Park Student Center, Rm. 220

Film screening and discussion of “Raça/Race”
Facilitated by Filmmaker Megan Mylan
Tuesday, March 7, Lincoln Park Student Center Rm. 300/Theater

Autumn 2016

Welcome Back Ice Cream Social 
Wednesday, September 14, 12:00-4:00, Center for Black Diaspora, SAC Rm 551 
Co-hosted with the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, and featuring products from “Shawn Michelle’s Home-Made Ice Cream” company. 

(Re)Humanizing Black Lives—Discussion and Workshop: 
“Assessing DePaul’s Racial Climate—Where Are We, and Where Do We Go From Here?” 
Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-8:30, Student Center Rm. 220 
Co-organized with the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program 

Facilitated by Horace Hall, Assoc. Professor, College of Education and other DePaul faculty 
This event will assess recent and recurring instances of racial tension at DePaul, with a focus on future student and administrative responses, and the implications for DePaul’s students, particularly those of African descent. The discussion and workshop are designed to address the racial climate at the University and to help students develop tools to address racial bias and tension. 

(Re)Humanizing Black Lives—Know Your Rights Part 1, Panel: 
“Challenges to Minority Voting Rights and Political Power” 
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:00-8:30, Student Center Rm. 324 
Panelists: Ruth Greenwood, Senior Redistricting Counsel, Campaign Legal Center Christina Rivers, Associate Professor of Political Science, DePaul University Terry Smith, Distinguished Research Professor, DePaul College of Law. 
This panel examines historical and continuing obstacles to minority political from scholarly and practical perspectives. Topics will include voter identification requirements, racial and partisan gerrymanders, restrictions on early voting, and felon disenfranchisement laws, among others. 

(Re)Humanizing Black Lives—Know Your Rights Part 2, Workshop: 
“Voting Processes and Procedures” 
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:00-4:00, Student Center Rm. 324 and 325 
Facilitated by Cunyon Gordon, Senior Counsel and Director of the Settlement Assistance Project, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Inc. 
This workshop will familiarize students—particularly first-time voters—with the processes of registering and voting in Cook County, as well as the absentee ballot process for those voting outside of the county. It will also explain the various components of the Cook County ballot and the significance of all of the electoral contests, beyond the presidential race. 

CBD/ABD Open House 
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:00-4:00, Center for Black Diaspora reception area 
Co-hosted with the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program 

(Re)Humanizing Black Lives—Lecture: 
“We See Nothing, We Hear Nothing, We Do Nothing: Concealment and Normalization of Torture in History” 
Wednesday, November 2, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Richardson Library, Room 300 
Presenter: Otunnu Otunnu, Assoc. Professor of History, DePaul University