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Gallery 400 Lecture Room, 400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Panelists, Karen Tamley, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Greg Polman, Senior Vice President, Chicago Lighthouse; Robin Ann Jones, Project Director, Great Lakes ADA Center; and Steve Schlickman, Executive Director, UIC Urban Transportation Center, explain the monumental changes the ADA policies brought about, and have a discussion of some of the short comings that could still be improved.
Gallery 400 Lecture Room, 400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL, 60607
Panelists, Craig Chico, President & CEO, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council; Emilio L. Carrasquillo, Neighborhood Director, Neighborhood Housing Services; and Henry Cervantes, Community Organizer, The Resurrection Project; discuss the evolving needs for the growing Latino population in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and how their organizations have adapted.
April 2015: 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.
In Ayotzinapa, Mexico 43 student activists went missing on September 26th, 2014. Mexican police have been implicated in their disappearance. The remains of one student have been found, but the whereabouts of the 42 others is still unknown.
Fifty years after its publication, “the Moynihan Report” remains a touchstone in contemporary racial politics, cited by President Barack Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan among others. When Americans discuss race, the Moynihan Report remains a vital part of the discussion. Continue reading “DAN GEARY ON THE MOYNIHAN REPORT”→
What is the social, legal, and political history of racism in the United States? How do we even define race? These are critical questions that inform how we understand and talk about these issues today. From the recent controversy about the racial status of a white woman claiming to be black (Rachel Dolezal), to anti-police violence protests in Ferguson, Missouri and dozens of other cities, race continues to be at the center of what defines and divides us as Americans and world citizens. Join us for three thought-provoking documentaries about the social construction of race in the U.S.
Thank you for your interest in attending our screening of the Black Panthers:Vanguard of the Revolution. Unfortunately, the screening was sold out. We apologize that you will not be able to attend next week’s screening, but hope you will attend the screening on campus in November 2015.
In the summer of 2014, renowned American Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salaita’s employment was terminated in response to his public tweets criticizing Israeli government policy. Salaita’s case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine.
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