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Emerging Scholars/Creatives Series: Black Feminisms​

Emerging Scholars Black Feminism

Film Screening & Discussion​ of the documentary "Black Feminist" and its Relevance to Theory, Culture, and Art with Maiya Sinclair (co-producer, resident critical race analyst) 

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Making the World More Bearable: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Danez Smith

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A Conversation with Ifejie Akinyela & Jennifer Gardner

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Being Black and Queer: Challenging Misconceptions and Making Room

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​Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O'Neal: "A Line Into Infinity"
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​​Stop the Violence: Pathways to Justice and Police Accountability in Chicago Communities of Color

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Sara Scriven: The Arrests of Pauli Murray ​​

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​​​​​​In Search of the Color Purple by Salamishah Tillet 

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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical W.O.C.

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​The Black Diaspora Short Film Festival​

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Animated Shorts Festival Details
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Narrative Shorts Festival Link
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Documentary Shorts Festival Link
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Cinematography Shorts Festival Link
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Experimental Shorts Festival Link
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Distribution Panel Festival Link
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An Evening with Rev. angel Kyodo Williams

Excavating Memorty: A Conversation with Artists Katie Chung & Unyimeabasi Udoh

Black Diaspora Short Film Festival - Submit Your Film

2020 Fall Theme: Cultivating Wholeness

winter 2021

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#SocialBridging: Letterwriting as Freedom Work with Love & Protect

Join us for this workshop with Rachel Caidor and Deana Lewis. This event is co-organized by the DePaul's Women's Center & CBD

Love & Protect is a grassroots collective working to support and free trans and non-trans women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and trans men of color who have been incarcerated for defending themselves against interpersonal violence.

In this workshop, Love & Protect will share their work and present ways that people outside of jails and prisons can support people who are incarcerated through letters and emails. This support is an important way to work towards freedom and liberation.

Thursday, October 1, 4:30-6:00 PM
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Internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director Roger Guenveur Smith will perform his solo theatrical production Otto Frank, with original sound design by Marc Anthony Thompson, virtually on Monday, September 21, 2020 in partnership with The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Monday, September 21, 2020, Online; 7:00 PM (Central) - Performance 8:00 PM (Central) - Post-Show Discussion
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Tanuja Jagernauth is a playwright and practitioner of transformative and healing justice. When she is not creating spaces for mutual aid, collective creation, and transformative dialogue, she works for the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization as their Operations and Just Culture Manager. She believes in creating strong containers for the next world. 

Sangeetha Ravichandran  is a queer South ​Asian activist scholar, an art therapist and a current PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the sociology program. She has worked alongside survivors of interpersonal and state violence for over 10 years. Her current research  examines biosurveillance through its interlinks with carcerality, US liberal counterinsurgencies and feminism. She currently organizes with Love & Protect.

W​ednesday, September 30, 6:00-7:30 PM 
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Beth Richie et al 

October 21, 6 pm​​