Jun 7 | 5733 Year-End BBQ!

Please join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) as we celebrate the end of the 2016-17 school year. Food and drinks will be provided. All are welcome!

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May 25 | Cristelle Taraud on “‘Native’ Women on Stirrups”

Christelle Taraud, “’Native’ Women on Stirrups: Hygienic Discourse and Violence Through Photography in Colonial Morocco during the 1930’s.”

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May 30 | Angela Jackson on “A Surprised Queenhood”

Join us for a retrospective discussion on the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, in celebration of her one hundredth birthday with Angela Jackson and Emily Hooper Lansana.

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May 10, 2017 | Director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture

To: Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture
From: Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost

I write to announce the appointment of Professor Cathy Cohen as the interim director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture (CSRPC)...

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Spr 17 | Congratulations to our CRES majors honored at the College Honors Awards Ceremony!

Mary Blair, Lily Chen, Stephanie Greene, Natalie Richardson, Dhyana Taylor, Zachery Taylor, and Soreti Teshome. Read further for more information.  

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Mar 10, 2017 | Statement on Hate-Based Vandalism at 5733 S. University Ave.

To all the Members of the Community at 5733 S University at CSRPC and CSGS:

By now you may have heard that last night someone posted a racist flyer on the main door of 5733 S University. Similar flyers were also posted elsewhere on campus. The UCPD subsequently apprehended a man who was carrying flyers and spray paint, and whose face was concealed by a bandana. We are told that he was released with a warning for trespassing.

This is not the first time posters like this have been found on campus. We want first of all to affirm to our community that this behavior is unacceptable. 5733 S University is and will remain a place where people from all marginalized communities are welcome and working together in solidarity is core to our missions.  Next week during exam week from 9am to 5pm, all who wish are welcome to come to the Centers’ Community Room to gather in solidarity and to have a quiet, safe space to read, study, and write.

Second, we want to let you know that we are planning a community forum to discuss recent incidents of hate speech on campus and responses to them at 5710 S Woodlawn on March 29th, at 4:30pm.

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May 22 | “A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago”

"A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago," by History PhD students Ashley Finigan, Caine Jordan, Guy Emerson Mount, and Kai Parker.  Read more in the "Black Perspectives" publication of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS).

Apr 29 | Randolph Stone and Maya Powe outline prison alternatives to solving Chicago violence

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Randolph Stone (clinical professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School) and Maya Powe, law student, co-author an article that outlines alternatives to increased prison sentences for gun offenders.  Read more in this Chicago Tribune article.  

UChicago Urban Spring 2017 Urban Research Review features Professor Margaret Beale Spencer

UChicago Urban's Urban Research Review profiles University of Chicago researchers whose work deepens our understanding of cities. The latest edition of the Urban Research Review spotlights three faculty members who have devoted their careers to urban education and marginalized communities, including CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Margaret Beale Spencer, Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education.

Apr 18 | Cancer research on a global scale

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Olufunmilayo Olopade, an oncologist specializing in breast cancer, aims not only to understand why black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group, but also to budge the numbers.

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