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February 2018

SSJ Tweet Chat: #SSJ Resist

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join scholars and activists committed to social justice in this first SSJ Tweet Chat! Use the hashtag #SSJResist to follow along, ask and answer questions.  

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March 2018

U.S. Progressive Scholars Stand in Solidarity with Striking Instructors in the UK

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Politics of Race in a Global Perspective: A Symposium in Honor of Mark Q. Sawyer

March 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) and the Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) at the University of Chicago invite you to attend a memorial symposium honoring the life and work of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer (PhD’99, 1972-2017). Also supported by the International House Global Voices Program. Click here for a full schedule and to RSVP.

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April 2018

SSJ Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco

April 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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BLM-Chi & BYP100: On April 4 – We Say ‘No more’

April 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Race, Sex, and Power Conference 2018

April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Free
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May 2018

Toward A Concept of Racial Capitalism: Graduate Student Conference

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Race & Place: Polarization in the US

May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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August 2019

Rethinking Racial Justice in the Wake of Obama and the Era of Trump

August 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - August 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard, 131 North Water Street
Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539
Free

A two-day gathering to contemplate the changes and the politics emerging and needed in this moment.

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October 2019

Reparations and Higher Education

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 929 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Free

Here at Scholars for Social Justice, we believe that one way of deepening the debate about reparations is to proliferate the sites where claims of repair might be made. As academics, we have been particularly concerned to highlight the role reparations can play in universities and colleges. While universities are often viewed as ivory towers, far from everyday politics, the university is both deeply embedded in structures of racial hierarchy and inequality and remains a crucial site for reimagining education…

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