SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Event on 11/29 “Walls or Bridges: How Do We Make Sense of this Political Moment?” – RSVP Required

Walls or Bridges: How Do We Make Sense of This Political Moment?

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential elections, how do we understand the current political environment as it may impact, our students, colleagues, research, and communities? Join us for an open forum on immigration policy, communities experiencing violence, the threat of a mandatory registration for Muslims, new challenges facing media, the discourse on race, class and gender, and the role and future of higher education. Guest speakers, and several faculty members, will offer their expertise and observations followed by small group discussions on specific topics.

Guest Speakers Include:
Steve Bynum, a senior producer for Worldview, a global affairs/news program on NPR’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ.
Paromita Shah, an immigration attorney and Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild.

RSVP Required!

Location: Student Center East 750 S. Halsted, Illinois Room.
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00pm

Cosponsoring Units
African American Studies Department
Arab American Cultural Center
Gender and Women’s Studies Program
Global Asian Studies Program
Great Cities Institute
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Latin American and Latino Studies Program
Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
Social Justice Initiative