Past Events


12:00–1:30 pm

Hispanic/LatinX (HLX) Resource Group Open House

Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, third floor

Join the Hispanic/LatinX Resource Group (HLX) for an open house. The group will present its new executive team for the 2019 - 2020 academic year and discuss upcoming plans. Learn how to get involved, meet fellow members, and enjoy light refreshments.


5:30–6:30 pm

Pax Africana: The Southern Question

Smart Museum of Art

Join Hlonipha Mokoena, PhD as she reflects on "Pax Africana: The Southern Question," exploring how Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale paintings open up novel histories of Southern Africa’s contested political ideas and traditions. Mokoena is currently an Associate Professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. This program is co-presented by the African Studies Workshop and Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.


11:30 am–1:30 pm

Veterans Day Program and Luncheon

International House

Join us as we recognize those who served in the U.S. Military and gave their lives to protect their country.


7:00–9:00 pm

Latinx Heritage Month Closing Celebration

Center for Identity + Inclusion

Join the Latinx Heritage Month Committee in closing out a terrific month of celebrating Latinx history, culture, and contributions at the University of Chicago.


2:00–4:00 pm

Principles of Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

Explore principles and practices connected to inclusive pedagogy during this discussion and workshop.


11:00 am–2:00 pm

UChicago First-Gen Day Celebration

Reynolds Club Marketplace

Attend the UChicago First-Gen DayCelebration! Faculty, staff, alumni, and students are welcome to come by and show their first-gen pride and celebrate friends, colleagues, and mentors who identify with being first in their family to attend college. Snap a pic at the First-Gen Day photo booth, make a button showing you are a First-Gen Ally, or share a few words about why you are proud to be First-Gen. Participants will receive UChicago FLI Network swag and treats.


8:30 am–3:30 pm

Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health: Third Annual Conference

School of Social Service Administration

This year's conference focuses on the intersection of practice, policy, and advocacy, and supporting the mental health and wellness of immigrant children and youth.


6:00–7:30 pm

Robert H. Kirschner, MD Human Rights Memorial Lecture: "Solitary" featuring Albert Woodfox

International House Assembly Hall

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights invites you to the Fall 2019 Robert H. Kirschner, MD Human Rights Memorial Lecture featuring Albert Woodfox.


6:00–9:30 pm

Cinema 53: "Beloved" with Charlene Carruthers and Kaneesha Parsard

Harper Theater

Attend a screening of the film "Beloved" and a conversation with Charlene Carruthers, author of "Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements," and Kaneesha Parsard, a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in UChicago's Department of English Language and Literature.


5:30–9:00 pm

Plena Libre Performance

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Meet the musicians of Latin GRAMMY-nominated ensemble Plena Libre at a reception at 5:30 p.m., then hear the group’s high-energy music at an informal performance at 7 p.m. The performance will be followed by a Q&A. This event is part of Latinx Heritage Month.

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