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November Scholar Spotlight: Sarah E. Ullman

What are factors that facilitate or limit African American rape survivors in the Chicago metropolitan area from seeking help and hw might services and intervention better meet their recovery needs? Find Dr. Ullman's scholar spotlight tackling these important questions and those of other UIC scholars here.

NPR Panel: "America to Me" Documents Why Race Has Everything To Do With Education

NPR news show “1A” interviewed Amanda Lewis, director of IRRPP and professor of African American studies and Sociology, and David Stovall, professor of African American studies and Educational Policy studies as part of a roundtable discussion examining racial inequities in education and the Starz network miniseries “America to Me,” which focuses on Oak Park River Forest High School. Also part of the discussion was Steve James, documentarian and director of “America to Me” and Charles Donalson, a recent OPRF graduate. Listen here.








Driven Into Debt Event Driven Into Debt: How Parking Tickets and Fines and Fees Burden the Poor

Paying for tickets can be difficult, opening the door to more fees, spiraling debt and escalating punishments. Join ProPublica, WBEZ, and IRRPP for a community event with journalists and experts on monetary punishment to discuss how fines and fees and ticket enforcement disproportionately impact Chicago's working poor. Find out more and register here.

Faculty Book and Achievement Event Faculty Book & Achievement Event

Join IRRPP to celebrate and learn about recent achievements by UIC faculty doing research on race, ethnicity, and public policy. Learn more and register here.


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