Thu, Feb 10 | CRES Talk: “Policing the Colonial” with Sherwin K. Bryant

Sherwin K. Bryant on "Policing the Colonial: Slavery, Race, and the Development of Colonial Law"

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Thu, Feb 11 | Tanisha C. Ford, “Dressing for the Revolution”

Tanisha C. Ford on "Dressing for the Revolution: The Politics of Style From Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter

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Fri, Feb 12 | UChicago Teach-in on Racism and Activism

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture invites you to participate in a teach-in on racism and activism on Friday, February 12th.  This teach-in will address the racial climate and incidents of violence at the University of Chicago, within the city, and throughout the country.  Join us!

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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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