Movie: BE KNOWN

2014, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, USA, 94 min.

January 2015: The extraordinary art of Kahil El’Zabar, often called modern jazz’s “best-kept secret,” is explored through the lens of his complicated personal life while on tour. Filmmaker Johnson-Cochran, a long-time friend, has a ringside seat to astonishing performances, after-show liaisons, and mentoring sessions with kids of all ages that showcaseEl’Zabar as a powerfully talented teacher. BE KNOWN captures the quicksilver charisma and the fumbles and flaws of a man who attracts many, and some of the great avant-garde jazz sets of our time. DCP digital. (BS)

Film Screenings at the Siskel Film Center( http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/be-known)

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TWITTER TOWN HALL ON SELMA

Twitter Townhall Flyer

On January 10, 2015, activists, scholars and historians gathered on Twitter for #Selma2Ferguson, a national digital forum on the fictional Selma, the real Selma, lessons from struggles in Ferguson and beyond. Participants shared information, thoughts and ideas on the top down views of Black history, linked the past to the present movements and weighed in on racism, sexism and movement building then & now. Continue reading “TWITTER TOWN HALL ON SELMA”

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RECLAIM MLK DAY TEACH-IN

Reclaim MLK Day Flyer

January 15, 2015: Join graduate students from UIC Department of History on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, to consider the lessons of history. How has the history of the Black Freedom Movement been sanitized and co-opted by popular culture, the state, and neo-liberal institutions? What are the political ramifications of historical memory (and silences in that memory)? Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:00p.m.

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“28, 43” A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

28,43 event Flyer

Please join us for the exhibit’s opening reception on January 20, 2015, from 5:30-8:00pm at the PUJA gallery now located at 1338 S. Halsted.

According to a 2012 report, it was estimated that in the United States a Black person was killed by police, security guards, or vigilantes every 28 hours. The accuracy of this statistic has been called into question but the prevalence of police-involved deaths of Black people has been a rallying point for activists and organizers in the wake of Mike Brown’s death. Continue reading ““28, 43” A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION”

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NOT ONE MORE!

Not One More flyer

Heal the wounds of youth criminalization and police brutality. January 27th, 2015, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. @ the Jane Addams Hull House Museum Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted. Youth ages 14-20 highly encouraged to attend. Must RSVP to salasj@uchicago.edu

 

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JOIN THE JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM FOR A POLYRHYTHMIC EXPERIMENTAL SOUP LUNCH AND CONVERSATION

Legendary AACM Musician Kahil El’Zabar & Filmmaker Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, whose film Be Known premieres in Chicago this week.

12:30-1:30 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2015

Co-Sponsored by the UIC School of Art & Art History (artandarthistory.uic.edu.org), UIC Social Justice Initiative, The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, UIC African American Cultural Center

Free Soup and Bread and even more Free Dialogue and Music!

Kahil El’Zabar is a jazz multi-instrumentalist, percussionist and composer. He joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in the early 1970s, and became its chairman in 1975. During the 1970s, he formed the musical groups Ritual Trio and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, both of which remain active. Musicians with whom Kahil EL’Zabar has collaborated include Dizzie Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Cannonball Adderley.

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CHICAGO POLICE TORTURE TEACH IN: BURGE AND BEYOND

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4-6 p.m.

ChicagoPoliceTortureTeachIn

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted

Co-Sponsored by Chicago Torture Justice Memorials & the Social Justice Initiative.

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM) aims to honor and to seek justice for the survivors of Chicago police torture, their family members and the African American communities affected by the torture. Continue reading “CHICAGO POLICE TORTURE TEACH IN: BURGE AND BEYOND”

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BEGANDO KEYNOTE LECTURE SERIES: DOROTHY ROBERTS

Mistreating Health Inequities: Race, Medicine, and Justice

Dorothy Roberts Lecture Flyer

March 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

SCE, 750 S. Halsted, Rm. 302

About the Presenter: Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair.

Continue reading “BEGANDO KEYNOTE LECTURE SERIES: DOROTHY ROBERTS”

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NOBEL LAUREATES VISIT UIC TO MARK ANNIVERSARY, WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM 100 (WILPF 100)

 WILPF Group Photo

March 17, 2015: The Social Justice Initiative at UIC welcomed Nobel Peace laureates Leymah Gbowee and Jody Williams to campus Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a group whose first president was social reformer Jane Addams. The nonprofit organization, with 30 international branches that promote women’s contributions to global peace efforts, teamed with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to sponsor the day-long event at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on campus.

Continue reading “NOBEL LAUREATES VISIT UIC TO MARK ANNIVERSARY, WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM 100 (WILPF 100)”

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2015 GRACE HOLT LECTURE “NEW ORLEANS 10 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA”

Michael E. Crutcher

2015 Grace Holt Lecture

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 4:00 P.M.

Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan St.

THE GRACE HOLT MEMORIAL AWARD AND SPEAKER SERIES

The Department of African American Studies sponsors an annual speaker series and award fund in commemoration of Grace Sims Holt, Professor Emeritus and founder of UIC’s Black Studies Program, later to become this department. Professor Holt joined UIC in 1968 as an Associate Professor of Speech and Communications tasked with establishing the campus Black Studies Program, which she headed from 1974 to 1986. Continue reading “2015 GRACE HOLT LECTURE “NEW ORLEANS 10 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA””

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