Honoring Timuel D. Black’s 100th Birthday

Professor Timuel D. Black turns 100 this year – and what a Century it has been! Join scholars and artists in examining the historical context of his life and accomplishments. Soldier, teacher, civil rights leader, political activist, Tim has received local and international awards and recognition over the years, among them: a Croix de Guerre, the highest military honor accorded by France to non-citizens; The City of Chicago’s Champion of Freedom Medal, and the 2012 Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the University of Chicago.


Affordable Housing in the age of Financialization

The latest episode of the New Dawn podcast is out! Michael Dawson interviews John Robinson, an assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. 


ICONIC: Black Panther Chicago

Following groundbreaking exhibitions at American Steel Studios in Oakland and Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles, SEPIA collectiveis thrilled to announce the third exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther, at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, IL. Curated by Rootwork Gallery founder Tracie D. Hall and co-presented by Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture UChicago, Rebuild Foundation, and produced by SEPIA collective.


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Aug 20 | Eve Ewing to Pen Marvel’s “Ironheart” Series

The series will focus on Riri Williams, a black teen girl from Chicago who is a genius and superhero. Read more here.

Aug 8 | Updates on Reconstruction in Puerto Rico

Thousands still left without electricity, while political strife rocks the island territory. Read the Guardian series here

May 23 | Srikanth Reddy Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Faculty Affiliate Srikanth Reddy will use the award to complete a new book of poetry, titled “Underworld Lit.”

May 19 | Belew Interviewed by New York Times on White Power

In a NYT interview, Faculty Affiliate Kathleen Belew talks about the connections between Vietnam, terrorism, and the White Power movement. 

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