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Bowman Lecture panel: Housing As A Right

The rectangular graphic has a dark blue background. On the left is a silhouette of a house with a superimposed image of a housing rights protest. Below that house in a black background are the logos of the sponsoring institutions. To the right in big red letters at the top is the title of the event and below that, in white letters, is the date, time and location for the event. Under that, in light blue letters are the names and institutional affiliations of the five panelists.

Bowman Lecture

About the event: Join IRRPP and co-sponsor the National Public Housing Museum for our 2024 Bowman Lecture which will feature a panel of presenters exploring how people are building collective futures by reimagining the value of housing not as a commodity for individual profit but as a collective right to struggle for.

Registration is required for the event. Please use the link below to access our event page and register for the Bowman Lecture on housing.

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Panelists are:
Mary Pattillo (Northwestern University)
ShaDawn “Boobie” Battle (National Public Housing Museum)
Karen Leon (Pilsen Housing Coop)
Ernst Valery (EVI Corp)
and moderator Lisa Lee (National Public Housing Museum)

About the series: This lecture was established to honor Phillip J. Bowman’s contributions to UIC during his tenure as Director of IRRPP and Professor of African American Studies. It features national scholars of race, ethnicity, and public policy who provide timely analysis of issues of critical importance to the field and to communities of color.