EYES ON THE PRIZE MOVIE SERIES: POWER! (1966-68)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City’s teachers’ union.

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REV. JESSE JACKSON SR. TO SPEAK AT UIC

March 17, 2014

12:30 reception, 1:00 – 2:00 Lecture

UIC Student Center East – The Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted

Rev. Jackson is a legendary civil rights leader who has advised Presidents, conferred with heads of state, and stood at the helm of some of the largest mobilizations of the mid-20th century.  Rev. Jackson worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the early 1960s and later served as one of the leaders of the Poor People’s Crusade. As leader of Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) since 1971, Rev. Jackson has been a highly visible advocate for social, economic and racial justice and for peace. He has received numerous awards and recognitions; most notably in 2000 he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon a civilian, by President Bill Clinton.

Please join us in a conversation with Chicago’s own, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., who will reflect on his long and varied career, and the state of justice movements today, especially with regard to peace, poverty, prisons and education – some of the unfinished agenda items of the Civil Rights Movement Era.

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FILM: “RED ANT DREAM” ON THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE IN INDIA.

Date: March 20, 2014

Filmmaker: Sanjay Kak

Screen time: 120 min.

The third in a cycle of films that interrogate the workings of Indian democracy, Red Ant Dream (2013) follows Jashn-e-Azadi (2007) about the idea of freedom for Kashmir, and Words on Water (2002) about the people’s movement against large dams in the Narmada valley.

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EYES ON THE PRIZE MOVIE SERIES: THE PROMISED LAND (1967-68)

Monday, March 23rd, 2014

Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People’s Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King’s death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement.

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EYES ON THE PRIZE MOVIE SERIES: AIN’T GONNA SHUFFLE NO MORE (1964-72)

Monday, March 30th, 2014

A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement.

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CAMBODIAN SON

The Asian American Studies and Asian Studies Programs present, A Studio Revolt Film Screening of Masahiro Sugano’s “Cambodian Son”

Cambodian Son Poster

Winner of the “Best 2014 Documentary” from the Center for Asian American Media, Cambodian Son (2013, 90 minutes) documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Continue reading “CAMBODIAN SON”

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UIC FEMINIST FILM SERIES: HOSTED BY DR. SEKILE NZINGA-JOHNSON & GWS

A series of film documentary screenings that will engage students on issues of sexual violence, community responses, restorative justice, envisioning a feminist future, and more. Nights of critical conversations, dialogue, and sharing of resources. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Join us in learning about feminism and social change. Continue reading “UIC FEMINIST FILM SERIES: HOSTED BY DR. SEKILE NZINGA-JOHNSON & GWS”

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HIP-HOP COMMUNIVERSITY

Hip-Hop Communiversity event with Cathy Cohen and No Name Gypsy on April 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM in EPASW L285 that SJI and IPSE co-sponsored

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Freedom Dreams Freedom Now

Freedom Dreams Freedom Now

Student Center West

May 28-30, 2014

UIC

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