UChicago Engages Past Events

Dr. Cornel West – CSRPC Annual Public Lecture

Date: February 1, 2015
Time: 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture presents its Annual Public Lecture featuring Dr. Cornel West discussing his new book, The Radical King. West’s book illustrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement’s UChicago Engages series, Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, and Beacon Press. There will be a book signing following Dr. West’s talk.

Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics, and Social Change

Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page discusses his new book with Michael Dawson, Professor at the University of Chicago. This new column collection is published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Mr. Page’s first Chicago Tribune column.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing and community reception. Free and open to the public.

Midweek @ the Midway

Date: Wednesdays, June 25, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Time: Dusk
Location: Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance (59th St. between Ellis and Woodlawn)

Pack some snacks and enjoy a lively selection of family-friendly movies with your neighbors this summer. Selections include Monsters University, Frozen, The Butler, and Man of Steel.

To see a list of movies and a map of the location, download the flyer.

Annual Public Lecture with Danny Glover

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 4PM
Location: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn,
Chicago, IL 60637

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, in partnership with the Office of Civic Engagement, will host internationally acclaimed actor, director, producer and activist Danny Glover for a public discussion with Jacqueline Stewart, Professor of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago.

The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, a massive campaign that took Northern college students to Mississippi to register African Americans who were being denied the right to vote through local customs, laws and violence.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis, and doors will open at 3:30PM. People with disabilities who may need assistance can contact 773-702-9936 in advance.

Human Trafficking Informational Open House & Discussion

Date: November 6, 2013
Time: Noon – 4PM
Location: The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), Lobby & Classroom E-1, 969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

If you have questions or for more information about the event, email Nika Levando or call 773-702-9123.