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Revolutionary Mothering: Laboring for a Just World

On March 8 at 4:00pm, join us for an event in celebration of International Women’s Day that honors the often invisible mothering and caretaking labor that has been essential to Chicago-based movements for…

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Survival Economies: Black Informality in Chicago

"Long before the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and locked down much of the US economy, and before the vulnerabilities within the economic system were laid bare by the pandemic, countless Chicagoans were living on the edge."

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Chicago's Racial Wealth Gap

On February 24th at 6:00pm, join us for a presentation and panel discussion of a new IRRPP report Chicago’s Racial Wealth Gap: Legacies of the Past, Challenges in the Present, Uncertain Futures documenting…

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The 2020 Election & the Latinx Vote

On October 26, 2020, UIC’s Latin American and Latino Studies, IRRPP, and other co-sponsors held a conversation between Geraldo L. Cadava (Associate Professor of History at Northwestern) and María de los Angeles Torres…

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2020 Bowman Video: Dr. Vijay Prashad

The 2020-2021 Bowman Lecture speaker was Dr. Vijay Prashad who addressed the possibilities of social and economic transformation and how researchers can work in consultation with social movements during these times of global…

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Ending Anti-Blackness in Latinx Communities

On September 1, 2020, IRRPP, Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos held an event to engage with the problem of anti-blackness in Latinx communities. Panelists…

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