“NOW WHAT?” – POLITICS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Monday, June 23, 2014, 6:30-8:00

Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, IL 60637

How has Twitter fueled movements like presidential campaigns and #BlackTwitter? For the second edition of the Illinois Humanities Council’s Now What? conversation series, Obama for America Chief Technical Officer Harper Reed and Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis author of the upcoming book, The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter, join Illinois Humanities Council Director Angel Ysaguirre June 23 for a conversation on how businesses, governments and individuals are using social media to shape culture.

Event is FREE to the public, though reservations are required. Reservations can be made by visiting www.prairie.org or emailing: events@prairie.org

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Inaugural Hot Topics @PUJA

Syria Hot Topics flyerOn August 24 and 28 tens of thousands of people marched the streets of Washington D.C. to remember the Civil Rights Movement and a man who was militantly non-violent. The dual prongs of King’s unfinished agenda were the fights against war and poverty. It is the former commitment, to a world without wars, that has been invoked this past week as President Obama goes to Congress to request approval for a limited military action in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Continue reading “Inaugural Hot Topics @PUJA”

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EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION:

Building Community through Popular Education & Arts-Based Dialogue in Chicago.

October 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Pop Up JUST Art (PUJA) Gallery, 729 Maxwell St., Chicago, IL 60607

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WANT TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON YOUR CAMPUS? A CHICAGO LISTENING FORUM

Students Active for Ending Rape

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Do you want to end sexual violence on your campus? Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) wants to hear what’s happening on your campus. Join SAFER and students from DePaul, UChicago, and UIC for a discussion about how well you think your school is responding to sexual assault and the current climate on your campus.

Join us Tuesday 11/4/14 at DePaul University! 1 East Jackson Boulevard, DePaul Club (11th Floor) 7:00-8:00 pm, pizza provided!

Co-hosted with the UIC Campus Advocacy Network, Building Communities, Ending Violence, WGS Newsletter – Depaul University

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POWER PLAYS: ADDRESSING GENDER, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND RACE IN THE NFL

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Beth Richie and the NFL: Beth Richie, Professor of African American studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice and Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy was recently hired as senior advisor by the NFL. She joins a panel working on drafting new domestic violence education and prevention policy, service programming, and revising the currently NFL personal conduct policy. Richie has worked extensively on the ways race/ethnicity and social position affect women’s experience of violence and incarceration, focusing on the experiences of African American battered women and sexual assault survivors.  She is also the author of the books “Compelled to Crime: the Gender Entrapment of Black Battered Women” and “Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation.”

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