Events

Apr.
19

4:00–5:30 pm

Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive

Zoom

On April 19, the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture will launch its first digital exhibit, "Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive," curated by Danielle Roper (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature, University of Chicago).

Apr.
20

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

Zoom

The Office of the Provost has created a variety of new programs and tools to help recruit outstanding faculty to the University of Chicago. The Searching for Excellence training program is a 90-minute session providing concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process with a focus on diversity, compliance, and affirmative action.

Apr.
20

1:00–2:30 pm

COVID-19 Vaccines: Understanding the Science and Beyond

Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically disrupted all of our lives over the past year, and communities of color have been particularly impacted. Aspects of the pandemic itself and the government response/vaccine rollout have exacerbated existing health inequities in these vulnerable communities. This panel will bring together members of the University and the broader Hyde Park community to facilitate exchange of information and address concerns. We will ask and answer vaccine-related questions in a manner that is accessible to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Apr.
20

4:00–5:30 pm

Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive (in Spanish)

Zoom

On April 19, the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture will be launching its first digital exhibit, "Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive," curated by Danielle Roper.

Apr.
20

7:00–8:00 pm

Immigrant Know Your Rights Workshop and Option for Legal Consultations

Zoom

This program is a collaboration with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the UChicago Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic, the Center for College Student Success, Student Support Services, and the UChicago DACA/Immigration Working Group. NIJC will go over practical topics for immigrants and their allies to know their rights, including how to develop a safety plan. NIJC will also share the latest information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other relevant immigration legislation.

Apr.
21

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Butterfly Support Group

Zoom

This drop-in group is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe space for UChicago students who would like support and insight on dealing with the stressors surrounding immigration policy and changes that may impact you or your family (such as TPS, DACA, travel bans).

Apr.
21

5:30–6:30 pm

Alisha Lola Jones Book Talk

Zoom

Join Alisha Lola Jones, author of the book "Flaming? The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance."

Apr.
22

12:00–1:00 pm

D&I Planning Toolkit: Info & Support Session

Zoom

Join staff from the D+I Studio for an informal session on using the University’s Diversity & Inclusion Planning Toolkit.

Apr.
22

3:30–5:00 pm

Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged People of Color: Race, Class, Gender, & Prenatal Care

Zoom

Join the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights as Berkeley Law Professor Khiara M. Bridges delivers a talk titled “Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged People of Color: Race, Class, Gender, and Prenatal Care,” followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A. 

Apr.
22

4:00–5:00 pm

We Who Believe in Freedom: The Long History of Struggle in Illinois Prisons & Beyond

Zoom

Join the Mass Incarceration Working Group in welcoming activist Nancy Kurshan and historian Toussaint Losier for a discussion of the enduring histories of struggle and coalition-building by those inside and outside Illinois prisons to create movements against political repression, abolish the death penalty, and close supermax prisons.

Apr.
23

9:00–10:00 am

Support Space for International Students

Zoom

This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times.

Apr.
23

12:30–1:30 pm

Cuban Black Portraiture in the Age of Revolutions

Zoom

Join Professor Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, who will give a virtual talk at Northwestern University titled "Cuban Black Portraiture in the Age of Revolutions." 

Apr.
24

5:00–6:00 pm

OMSA Game Night

Zoom

Enjoy a virtual game night with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).

Apr.
26

4:00–5:00 pm

Support Space for Students of Color

Zoom

This is a semi-structured support space for students of color to receive support, build community, and learn resiliency and coping strategies to thrive.

Apr.
27

12:00–1:00 pm

Seminary Co-op Author Event: Nathalie Etoke's "Shades of Black"

Zoom

Attend an author event with Nathalie Etoke, who will discuss her book "Shades of Black." She will be joined in conversation by Larissa Brewer-García, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature.

Apr.
27

12:45–2:00 pm

Free Expression on Campus

Zoom

Attenda discussion about how to build space for inclusive and productive campus discourse. Two entities at the University of Chicago—the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse and the Democracy Curriculum initiative at the Chicago Center on Democracy—have organized a panel of higher education administrators to discuss their work to protect free expression and inclusion.

Begins
Apr. 28

Through April 29, 2021

Racial Reckonings & the Future of Humanities: Centering Race Consortium Conference

Zoom

The recently formed Centering Race Consortium brings together researchers at four institutions: Brown, Stanford, the University of Chicago and Yale to “center” racial justice in the pursuit of humanistic inquiry.

Apr.
30

9:00–10:00 am

Support Space for International Students

Zoom

This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times.

Apr.
30

12:00–1:30 pm

Juxtaposing Public & Private: A Poetry Workshop w/ Reginald Dwayne Betts

Zoom

Join the Human Rights Lab for a poetry workshop led by poet and legal scholar Reginald Dwayne Betts. The workshop will focus on juxtaposing the public and private in verse as a way to deepen one’s connection to their central subject and private narrative. It will also explore the possibilities of haiku as meditation and entryway. Readings and discussion will be followed by short writing sessions to generate new work.

May.
3

11:00 am–12:00 pm

UChicago Library Diverse Books and Open Conversations

Zoom

Join the library to discuss the current book selection, "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler.

May.
4

5:00–6:00 pm

UChicago Library Diverse Books and Open Conversations

Zoom

Join the Library discuss the current book selection, "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler

May.
5

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Butterfly Support Group

Zoom

This drop-in group is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe space for UChicago students who would like support and insight on dealing with the stressors surrounding immigration policy and changes that may impact you or your family (such as TPS, DACA, travel bans).

May.
7

9:00–10:00 am

Support Space for International Students

Zoom

This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times.

May.
11

6:00–7:00 pm

Support Space for LGTBQ+ Students

Zoom

Attend a support space for LGBTQ+ students to receive support from one another during the pandemic and when navigating family dynamics, community, and living arrangements.

May.
14

9:00–10:00 am

Support Space for International Students

Zoom

This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times.

May.
17

4:00–5:00 pm

Support Space for Students of Color

Zoom

This is a semi-structured support space for students of color to receive support, build community, and learn resiliency and coping strategies to thrive.

May.
19

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Butterfly Support Group

Zoom

This drop-in group is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe space for UChicago students who would like support and insight on dealing with the stressors surrounding immigration policy and changes that may impact you or your family (such as TPS, DACA, travel bans).

May.
21

9:00–10:00 am

Support Space for International Students

Zoom

This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times.

May.
26

9:00–10:30 am

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

Zoom

The Office of the Provost has created a variety of new programs and tools to help recruit outstanding faculty to the University of Chicago. The Searching for Excellence training program is a 90-minute session providing concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process with a focus on diversity, compliance, and affirmative action.

Jun.
1

6:00–7:00 pm

Support Space for LGTBQ+ Students

Zoom

Attend a support space for LGBTQ+ students to receive support from one another during the pandemic and when navigating family dynamics, community, and living arrangements.

Jun.
2

12:00–1:00 pm

South Side Book Club: "Southern Exposure" by Lee Bey

Zoom

Participate in the first meeting of the South Side Book Club.

Jun.
9

4:00–5:00 pm

Support Space for Students of Color

Zoom

This is a semi-structured support space for students of color to receive support, build community, and learn resiliency and coping strategies to thrive.

Jun.
11

9:00–10:30 am

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

Zoom

The Office of the Provost has created a variety of new programs and tools to help recruit outstanding faculty to the University of Chicago. The Searching for Excellence training program is a 90-minute session providing concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process with a focus on diversity, compliance, and affirmative action.