Sat, Feb 20 | (Chicago) Free Black Women’s Library - A Pop-Up

Inspired by The Free Black Women's Library, a monthly mobile library pop-up organized by Ola Ronke in NYC, we in Chicago are using the occasion of Black History Month to create our own version of this idea here in Chicago.  Join us!


Announcing the 2015-16 APL/CSRPC Artists-in-Residence and Crossing Boundaries Awardees

The 2015-16 Arts and Public Life/CSRPC artists-in-residence are visual artists Greg Bray and Nazafarin Lotfi and musician Aquil Charlton. The Crossing Boundaries Prize recipients are artists Sarah Beth Woods collaborating on a project with hair-braider Fatimata Traore, and Jamal "Litebulb" Oliver collaborating on a project with Wills Glasspiegel. 


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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Matthew Epperson explores ‘two simultaneous national crises’

In New York Times op-ed, Asst. Prof. Matthew Epperson explores ‘two simultaneous national crises’—police violence and poor mental health care.

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Kenneth Warren co-authors op-ed arguing for tuition-free public universities

Read more in this Chronicle of Higher Education article

CSRPC Affiliates Adrienne Brown & Forrest Stuart Featured in the Urban Network Research Review

Learn more about the research of Adrienne Brown (Assistant Professor, English) & Forrest Stuart (Assistant Professor, Sociology) in the Fall 2015 Urban Network Research Review

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Craig Futterman and students work to make police departments transparent

In March 2014 clinical law professor Craig Futterman and his students in the Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project won a stunning legal victory when an Illinois appellate court ruled that the Chicago Police Department’s misconduct records be opened to the public. They revealed what Futterman called a “broken system” that for decades had allowed abusive officers to act with impunity. Read more in this Chicago Maroon article and follow the coverage on Futterman's work to release the Laquan McDonald video: AtlanticCBC NewsMSNBCNPR, and US News.

Filmmaker Issa Rae describes ‘do-it-yourself’ approach to success

At the invitation of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Issa Rae visited the University to speak with students, meet with local artists and participate in a public conversation in Mandel Hall with Jacqueline Stewart, professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the College

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