Roosevelt University in Chicago, Schaumburg and Online - Logo

Past Events

Roosevelt University hosts and supports many events to promote Social Justice and Transformation. Links with information about our past events can be found on the left. 

Current university events can be found on the MIST home page

Community Events supported by the University can be found in the Community Events page and will usually be announced on the home page as well.

What is all the buzz about Transformational Learning (TL) and what is TL anyway?

Find out at the MISJT Scholar Activist Fellowship and TL Celebration

Schaumburg Campus Event, Friday April 13th at 10:00 am in Alumni Hall

Chicago Campus Event, Thursday April 19 at 5:00 in the Congress Lounge and Fainman Lounge

One Book, One University 2011: The New Jim Crow
One Book, One University

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Lecturer: Michelle Alexander

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago

"About 70 percent of offenders and ex-offenders are high school dropouts and,  . . . about half are functionally illiterate. Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons. The communities and schools from which they came failed to prepare them for the workforce, and once they have been labeled criminals, their job prospects are forever bleak."  

-- From Michelle Alexander's, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Era of Colorblindness, available in the library and bookstore.

View a full listing of past events.

MISJT hosted a Cradle to College Summit this past October at Roosevelt University.  If you were unable to attend or you are simply interested in this topic, please click the link below. Here you will find information on the panels, panel members, articles and resources on this topic.  The MISJT along with our Advisory Board is committed to continuing the work of  dismantling the cradle to prison.  If you are interested in colloborating with us on action based work to dismantle the pipeline, email us at

Cradle to College Pipeline Summit

View Summit details here

View interview with MISJT's Heather Dalmage

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
Roosevelt University * 430 S. Michigan Ave., Room 680 * Chicago IL 60605 * 312-341-2150