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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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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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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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CSRPC Fellow Traci Parker Succesfully Defends History Thesis

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture extends hearfelt congratuations to Dissertation Fellow, Traci Parker, on her succesful defense of her Ph.D thesis in History on Monday, July 8th, 2013. Well Done Dr. Traci Parker!

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