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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Theaster Gates to lead new cultural policy partnership

A new partnership between the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative and the Harris School of Public Policy will bring together artists, policymakers, faculty and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development. 

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OPPORTUNITY | Become a Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University of Chicago has purchased an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity for its graduate students. The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers.  Anyone at the university is eligible to sign up for membership. To sign up, simply click on the "Read More" link and choose "Institutional Sub-Account" as your membership type.

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University of Chicago Medicine to build level 1 trauma center at Hyde Park campus

Dec 17 | The University of Chicago Medicine has decided to build a Level 1 adult trauma center at its Medical Center campus. This will ensure the South Side community has access to comprehensive adult trauma care. 

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UChicago joins consortium promoting diversity in graduate education

Dec 15 | The University of Chicago has been chosen to join the Creating Connections Consortium, a select group of research institutions and liberal arts colleges dedicated to promoting diversity in higher education by finding better ways to hire and support graduate students from underrepresented groups in tenure-track faculty positions.  

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Authors to discuss Chicago’s experience with mixed-income public housing on Dec. 3

Chicago, along with many other cities around the world, has turned to mixed-income housing as a strategy to provide better homes for low-income residents. That approach, examined in a new book co-authored by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Prof. Robert Chaskin, will be the topic of a discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.  The event, “Integrating the Inner City: Chicago Public Housing Past, Present and Future,” will feature a conversation with Chaskin and Mark Joseph, associate professor at Case Western University. 

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Randolph Stone to serve on City of Chicago police accountability task force

On Dec. 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of a task force to review the system of accountability, oversight and training that is currently in place for Chicago’s police officers. The Task Force on Police Accountability will recommend reforms to the current system to improve independent oversight of police misconduct, ensure officers with repeated complaints are identified and evaluated appropriately, and establish best practice for release of videos of police-involved incidents.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Stewart co-edits collection of essays on the L.A. Rebellion

Published in Nov of 2015 by the University of California Press, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of African, Caribbean, and African American independent film and video artists that formed at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1970s and 1980s. 

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WATCH NOW | 2014-15 Arts + Public Life/CSRPC Crossing Boundaries Artists Speak

The Crossing Boundaries Prize and Residency provides an award to Chicago‐based artists seeking to form a unique project‐based collaboration that stretches the boundaries of their work as individuals to date.  This video features the 2015 awardees Honey Pot Performance and Alberto Aguilar.

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Black Youth Project releases first ever report on “Black Millenials in America”

The Black Youth Project, led by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Cathy Cohen, has just released the first ever "Black Millenials in America" report.  

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Melissa Gilliam and David Meltzer elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 19 announced that Profs. Melissa Gilliam and David Meltzer have been elected to membership in the Academy.  

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Dwight Hopkins co-edits newly released book, “Teaching Global Theologies”

Dwight Hopkins, Professor in the School of Divinity, is one of three editors of the newly released book, Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis. The book's goal is to develop best practices to form, teach, and train leaders of faith communities to lead in a transnational world.

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Sept 17 | CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Thomas C. Holt presents at the DuSable Museum

Presenting research from his book, Children of Fire: A History of African Americans, on Thursday, September 17 professor Thomas C. Holt constructs an interlocking historical chain of the lives of historical figures such as, Olaudah Equiano (1745–1797), Richard Allen (1761–1831), Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), and W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963). 
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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Cécile Fromont receives 2015 Raboteau Book Prize

Cécile Fromont, Assistant Professor of Art History and the College, received the 2015 Raboteau Book Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions for The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Stewart named interim director of the Gray Center

Jacqueline Stewart, professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the College, was named interim director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. 

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CSRPC Response to the “DuSable Futures Committee” White Paper

Please read our full statement here

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Civil Rights roundtable convenes academics, activists & advocates to deliberate urban policy issues

More than 60 civil rights leaders, scholars, and community organizers from across the country gathered at the University of Chicago on June 19, to participate in the first of a series of three roundtable discussions intended to identify evidence-based policy solutions to challenges that disproportionately affect minority communities in urban America.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Matthew Briones honored for work in the classroom

Faculty Affliate Matthew Briones receives a 2015 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Congratulations to this year’s CRES graduates!

Arlin Hill, Christian Sanchez, Jaime Sanchez, and Brianna Tong.  Read more for the titles of their BA Papers.

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

Arlin Hill, Vincente Perez, and Jaime Sanchez. Read further for more information.  

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Margaret Beale Spencer to be conferred with an honorary degree by Northwestern University

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Margaret Beale Spencer, Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education, will be awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Northwestern University on June 19th, 2015.

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WATCH NOW | April 16, 2015 Panel Discussion: “Ferguson and Civil Liberties”

View panelists Megan Francis, Alice Kim, Randolph N. Stone, and Ainsley LeSure discuss the topic, "Ferguson and Civil Liberties."

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CSRPC Affiliate Kenneth Warren Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

CSRPC Affiliate Kenneth Warren, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Warren's research focuses on American and African American literature from the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century.

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Gina Samuels and Dexter Voisin Recognized as Top African American Scholars in Social Work

A new article published in Research on Social Work Practice revealed that Samuels and Voisin are two of the most cited African American Social Work scholars.

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Adela Amaral wins American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology (CMIA) are pleased to announce the selection of Adela Amaral recipient of the 2014-2015 AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship. Read more

WATCH NOW: Dr. Cornel West discussing his new book, “The Radical King”

Watch the CSRPC Annual Public Lecture with Dr. Cornel West discussing his new book, "The Radical King"

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Theaster Gates Announced as Winner of Artes Mundi 6

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Theaster Gates has been chosen from among the world's leading artists to win England's premiere prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6.

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Cathy Cohen to receive Diversity Leadership Award at MLK Celebration

CSRPC faculty affiliate Cathy Cohen, chair of Political Science and the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, is the first recipient of the Faculty Diversity Leadership Award.

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CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson featured in the Boston Review

In the Boston Review, Dawson responds to Glenn C. Loury's column, "Ferguson Won't Change Anything. What Will?," arguing that Loury ignores how white supremacy shapes the current racial terrain.

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Director Dawson featured in Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of Dialogo

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of Dialogo, the biannual publication for University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences alumni.
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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate letter to President Zimmer & Provost Isaacs

On Tuesday, the Faculty Affiliates of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture sent a letter to University President Robert Zimmer and Provost Eric Isaacs expressing concern about recent racial incidents that have transpired on campus.

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Chicago has highest urban black unemployment rate

Chicago has the highest black unemployment rate among the nation's five most populous cities. CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson discusses why with The Chicago Reporter.

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CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson featured in The New York Times

Professor Dawson was featured in The New York Times on-line opinion blog Room for Debate piece titled, "What Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality?"

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Arts + Public Life and CSRPC Announce 2014-15 Artists-in-Residence

The University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture have chosen three artists for its 2014-15 artist-in-residence program: sound artist Ayana Contreras, new media artist James T. Green and visual artist David Leggett.

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2014 SHINE Conference to Focus on HIV Elimination

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and SHINE Network invite you to: "One Step Closer To HIV Elimination: Voices from the Next Generation of Advocates, Practicioners and Researchers." Friday, November 7, 2014, 9 am - 1pm. Free and open to the public.
 

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Report: black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites

According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts.

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Coming Soon, a Century Late: A Black Film Gem

Prof. Jacqueline Stewart explains the interracial production process of 1913 film featuring a black cast and found in MoMA archives

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Afrofuturism, drones and urban blight, part of ‘Testimony’ Exhibit at the Logan Center

Blocks from the University of Chicago Law School, where President Barack Obama once lectured, an art installation by saxophonist David Boykin is exploring one of the Hyde Parker’s most controversial strategies to combat terrorism: drones.

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2014 WITH/OUT — ¿BORDERS? Conference | Sept 25 to 28, 2014

Building off of its hugely successful 2013 Global Social Justice Leadership Prize, the 2014 gathering aims to question, interrogate and complicate the very notion of borders from a number of intersectional, cartographical, ideological, political, cultural, and social locations. Presented by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College. Click here to register and here for conference updates.

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CSRPC’s Annual Public Lecture with Danny Glover | 5/4/2014

This year's CSRPC Annual Public Lecture with Danny Glover took place on May 4, 2014. Please click here for our video recording of the event.

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OMSA Citywide Faculty of Color Panel and Mixer | 5/21/14

UChicago's Office of Muticultural Student Affairs (OMSA) facilitates an opportunity for multicultural graduate and professional students to engage with faculty of color in a non-academic setting to have conversations about life in the academy.

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National Forum on Police Crimes - May 16 & 17, 2014

A National (two day) Forum on Police Crimes in defense of democracy and to end racist and political repression will be held at the International House, Assembly Hall on May 16th and 17th. Please click here to visit our event page and visit the Forum website to register and for additional information.
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Screening and Discussion: American Promise | International House, Assembly Hall @7pm - 3.3.14

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture presents the groundbreaking new documentary film, American Promise, by filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. The documentary traces the lives of two African-American students enrolled at an elite private school in New York, over a 13 year span.

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Arts Incubator wins prestigious community award

The University of Chicago Arts and Public Life initiative has won the 2014 Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Strategy of the Year Award for its Arts Incubator project in Washington Park.

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UChicago Assistant Professor, Adrienne Brown, examines The role of skyscrapers in shifting attitudes

In its early years, the skyscraper was mesmerizing in the way it shifted our perspective and challenged us to re-conceptualize the world. It said: You recognize the view near the ground, now try it from the 10th floor, the 15th floor and beyond.

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Free Jazz Jam Session with the Microcosmic Sound Orchestra

Chicago’s Only Creative Improvised Music Jam Session Returns. Sonic Healing Ministries Weekly Sunday Services resume at University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator in Washington Park, as part of 2013/14 Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Artist in Residence David Boykin’s residency program.

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Arts + Public Life/CSRPC Artists-in-Residence 2013/14 Announced

The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program.

The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez.The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/10/02/new-artists-residence-contribute-innovation-diversity-arts-initiative#sthash.bZwYXQwD.dpuf
The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/10/02/new-artists-residence-contribute-innovation-diversity-arts-initiative#sthash.bZwYXQwD.dpuf
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BYP MEMO: Youth of Color Experience Higher Levels of Gun Violence

Report Greater Support for Increased Gun Restrictions.

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What’s next for the black left?

Excerpt from “Blacks in and out of the Left” by Dr. Michael C. Dawson, published by Harvard University Press. Copyright © 2013 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College

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