One Book/One University Discussion Group Read with us and join us for thought-provoking discussions. Bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Feb 28, Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m., AUD720 March 6, Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m., AUD720 Mansfield Lecturer – Alex Kotlowitz – There are No Children Here March 13, 2008 Jan 31 – Opening Reception for Border Film Project, Gage Gallery The exhibition continues through March 21. March 28 – Pegasus Players presents the World Premiere of Heat Wave at the Live Bait Theater Please join the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice for a special Roosevelt University outing. Discount tickets are available for Roosevelt students, staff and faculty. Friday, March 28th, 8 p.m. R.S.V.P. by March 14 to Juli Rowen (312) 322-7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org MISJ will also subsidize a limited number of tickets for students.
Nov 27 – Glorifying the Hangman: Crime, Class and Race in the Era of Mass Imprisonment - Geert Dhondt PhD Nov 30 – The Politics of the New Chicago Labor Movement Dec 4 – Race, Gender and Genetic Technologies: a New Reproductive Dystopia – Dorothy Roberts Colloquium Dec 4 – "Roosevelt University's Revolutionary Economics Department, 1945-1955" – Dr. Rolf Weil One Book Discussion Group Farah Nosh's Images of Iraq Vietnam Veterans Against the War (National conference -- 40th anniversary of VVAW) August 4, Roosevelt University Loving Conference (National conference -- 40th anniversary of the Loving Decision -- struck down anti-miscegenation laws) June 21 to 23, Roosevelt University Matthew Freeman Lecture, Eric Klinenberg May 10, noon, Sullivan Room Mansfield Lecturer - BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN - Weaving a Family May 3, 2007 Exploring Whiteness and Philanthropy April 25th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Ganz Hall (co-sponsor with CCUA) Sociology/Social Justice Colloquia, Dorothy Roberts April 17th, 1:00pm Getting Paid to Cause Trouble: Careers in Social Justice April 14, 2007 Resistance & Social Movements: The Ongoing Fight for Freedom April 7, 2007 Sociology/Social Justice colloquia, Mary Patillo March 7, 720, 4:00pm Speak Out! with Irshad Manji February 13, 2007
25 Years with HIV/AIDS December 5, 2006 Gender Based Violence Monday, November 20, 2006 6pm-8pm Tubeho Project November 6 through December 5, 2006 RU Supporting: 2006 AIDS Run/Walk September 16, 2006 Voices From Home: Local Authors Speak, An Evening With Timuel Black October 19, 2006 After Elections in Palestine and Israel, What Has Changed? A Public Lecture by Rashid Khalidi May 17, 2006 Voices From Home: Local Authors Speak: An Evening With Heather M. Dalmage May 18, 2006 The Hip-Hop Generation: A Workshop To Discuss The Impact of Hip-Hop Culture on The Self-Esteem of Boys/Young Men (PDF) May 18, 2006 Kathy Emery Lecture, "Education and Social Protest: What Mississippi Can Teach Us Today" (PDF) June 15, 2006 MISJ Workshop: Are You Thinking of Applying For a PhD? (PDF) May 2, 2006 2nd Annual Matthew Freeman Lecture April 24, 2006 Vietnam Victims of Agent Orange Need Justice November 30, 2005 "The Faces of AIDS Exhibit" followed by "Putting a Face to AIDS" discussion Wednesday, October 26, 2005 9:00am-2:30pm Congress Lounge (Discussion Panel will be 1:00pm – 2:30pm) We are all affected, even if we're not infected. Some of Chicago's leading activists and people directly affected by HIV/AIDS are speaking out, bypassing all you've already learned and making it real. Join: Paul LaKosky, M.A. Department of Public Health STD/HIV/AIDS Public Policy and Programs Brett Stockdill, Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University Paco Zamora, Program Coordinator, Howard-Brown Health Center For a real life, in-depth question and answer discussion around the issue of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Public Health is pleased to present “The Faces of AIDS Exhibit” on display in the Michigan Ave. Lounge. The exhibit features photographs documenting the personal testimonials of those living with HIV/AIDS in America’s Heartland. Incarcerated and Infected: A Life Sentence Tuesday, November 1, 2005 1:00pm-2:30pm Congress Lounge The presence of HIV/AIDS in the correctional system is often overlooked, but with the number of infected inmates estimated to be more than 14 times higher than the general population, it can hardly be ignored. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 2% of inmates in state prisons are estimated to be HIV-positive. Advocates are concerned that increases in the number of HIV-positive African-Americans may be linked to the disproportionate incarceration of African-American men and women. Reverend Doris Green, Director of community affairs, AIDS Foundation of Chicago Jeannie Pejko. Formerly incarcerated HIV+ activist Arthur J. Lurigio, Ph.D. Psychologist and professor of Criminal Justice at Loyola University James A. Swartz Ph.D. Associate Professor at Northwestern University – Chicago Listen as a former prison inmate and prison HIV activists speak out about their experiences dealing with the largest at-risk population in Chicago and how it affects you. From Chicago to Rwanda: Women and AIDS with Dr. Mardge Cohen, CORE center for the prevention, care and research of infectious diseases. Tuesday, November 8, 2005 1:00pm-2:30pm Congress Lounge In the spring of 1994, as most of the world - including the United States - watched, "never again" happened again. More than 800,000 men, women and children in Rwanda were bludgeoned, stabbed, blown up, burned alive, shot, strangled, drowned and hacked to death in 100 days of premeditated madness. During this time men infected with HIV raped countless numbers of women. Now, 11 years later, many of the women who survived the abuse are dying of AIDS. For them, the genocide continues, a sort of “murder on the installment plan.” Dr. Mardge Cohen has been traveling between Chicago and Kigali to set up an HIV clinic and a research project that will track the disease in women tormented by the restless ghosts of genocide. "We deserted this country once,” Cohen says. “We shouldn't do it again." Here at home, nearly 66% of Illinois women living with HIV are African-American. Many of these women became infected through no fault of their own. Can you see the similarity? If not, look again! Dr. Mardge Cohen shares her groundbreaking work with women infected with HIV and illustrates the link between “the land of 1,000 hills” and “the Windy City”. Announcing the Matthew Freeman Memorial Lecture and Book Collection April 19, 2005 Good Cops Book Talk (PDF, 137K) April 5, 2005 2005 Mansfield Lecturer Barbara Ransby March 10, 2005 Reparations is Not "40 Acres and a Lexus" February 24, 2005 The Promise of Public Housing, 1936-1983, sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice January 21 - March 11, 2005 Newsletter (PDF, 40K) November, 2004 Race & Criminal Justice: Conversations about the System October 27 & November 15, 2004 Mansfield Lecture Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, speaks to the Roosevelt University community April 29, 2004 Sponsored by Office Depot and the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, hosted by the Mansfield Institute Boyz 2 Men Workshop (exploring depictions of males in the media and the construction of masculinity) April 14, 2004 Co-sponsored with Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, Human Relations Foundation, Girl Scouts of America Media Literacy Program (exploring images of females in the media) March 24, 2004 Panel discussion, "Alum Doing Social Justice" March 23, 2004 Your Vote Counts Conference Co-sponsored with Rolling Thunder February 28, 2004 Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies Program Women's Health Forum December 2, 2003 Panel discussion: "Finding Hope and Inspiration: Engaging in Social Justice Work" November 13, 2003 Panel discussion: "What Do We Stand to Lose?: Perspectives on Social Justice" October 16, 2003
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