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Annual Phillip J. Bowman Lecture

The Bowman Lecture on Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy is an annual lecture by a nationally recognized scholar of race, ethnicity, and public policy or a panel of scholars who provide timely analysis of issues of racial equity and justice that are critical to the field and to communities of color.  This lecture has been established to honor Phillip J. Bowman’s contributions to UIC during his tenure as Director of IRRPP and Professor of African American Studies.

Bowman Lectures are free and open to the public.

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This poster has a dark blue background. On the top is text announcing this as the Annual Bowman lecture on race and public policy. Below that in bold red letters at a slant is the title of the event and below that, in white letters, is the date, time and location for the event as well as where to register. Under that, in light blue letters are the names and institutional affiliations of the five panelists. At the bottom left is a silhouette of a house with a superimposed image of a housing rights protest. At the very bottom are the logos of the two sponsoring institutions with a black background behind

Housing as a Right! Building Alternative Futures 

This year’s Bowman speakers featured 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. Panelists included:

  • 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)

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