Events to check out this week, March 27-31

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Monday, March 27
11:30am – 1pm @ BSB 4102
Homes for people, not for profit!
The struggle to build autonomous community power with Vida Digna

UIC’s Neighborhoods, Housing and Urban Sociology reading group will be Skyping with 20-year housing rights activist from Mexico City, Sergio Pacheco, to discuss his work with the Tlanezi Calli Urban Housing Cooperative and the lessons we can learn from this project.

It has been 10 years since the second worst housing crisis in US history and we are still far from out the woods. Major cities are experiencing the overbuilding of luxury housing, a dearth of affordable and public housing, mass displacement, and even the re-emergence of redlining. At the root of the foreclosure crisis and these ensuing crises is housing policy that privileges the profit of developers and financiers over and above people and a place to live. Finding alternatives that value housing as a human right is necessary in order to avoid and alleviate the adverse consequences of our current policy.

Sergio’s talk will be a chance to learn from the example of the Tlanezi Calli Housing Coop, which responded to crisis (the 1985 Mexico City earthquake) with a project of solidarity and community building, not profit and developer giveaways.

Please RSVP with Chris Poulos (cdpoulos@gmail.com)

Wednesday, March 29
12 – 1pm @ Student Center East, Illinois Room
Reverend Jesse Jackson, “Trump’s America”

Things to consider this week

Three Awards Applications

Deadline to submit: Friday, March 17 

R. Stephen Warner Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Rue Bucher Memorial Award for Qualitative Studies in Social Process

Graduate Student Teaching Award

UIC Student Research Forum 

Deadline to submit: Friday, March 17, 9AM

Monday, April 3, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Judging and Presentations)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Reception and Prizes)
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Students from all disciplines are invited to present their work one-on-one to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy 3-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony. More than 250 students presented at last year’s SRF. Research presentations are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research work and/or highlights key features of the project. The environment is friendly, and students will have a chance to win a cash prize.

Details about the Student Research Forum can be found at: www.research.uic.edu/srf

Submit your project here: http://research.uic.edu/srf/submission

 

One Department One Book: Du Bois & Intersectionality

Wednesday, March 15 
2 – 3:30pm @ BSB 4105
W.E.B. Du Bois & Intersectionality

Join us for our third discussion in our One Department One Book series of The Scholar Denied. Aldon Morris makes the claim that Du Bois “was the first sociologist engaged in intersectional analysis.” In this reading group, we will draw on insights from black feminist scholarship and Du Bois’ own research to discuss and evaluate this claim.

We are also looking for guest blog posts for our events! Whether you are an undergraduate student who is new to sociology or a professor in the department, we would love for you to share a few thoughts about the event in a blog post!

Events to check out this week, March 6-10

Tuesday, March 7
5 – 7:30pm @ Gallery 400 Lecture Room
Film screening of Generation Revolution
Generation Revolution is a feature-length documentary chronicling the personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs, and disillusionment of a new generation of black and brown activists in London.

Panel discussion with the filmmakers and local activists will follow the screening. Dinner provided. RSVP to irrpp@uic.edu or here.

Wednesday, March 8
12 – 1:30pm @ BSB 4105
Colloquium with Prof. Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis
“Professional Work in a Postracial Era: Black Americans’ Everyday Racial Realities in the Health Care Industry”

 

One Department One Book: Scholarship & Activism

Wednesday, March 1 
2:45-4pm @ BSB 4105
“W.E.B. DuBois And The Birth of Modern Sociology”

Join us for our second discussion in our One Department One Book series of A Scholar Denied. We’ll explore DuBois’ orientation to scholarship and activism as it pertains to The Scholar Denied and his broader sociological legacy.  

We are also looking for guest blog posts for our events! Whether you are an undergraduate student who is new to sociology or a professor in the department, we would love for you to share a few thoughts about the event in a blog post! 

One Department One Book: The Scholar Denied

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The Department of Sociology at UIC enthusiastically invites you to join us as we embark on a “One Department, One Book” program, focused on a new book: The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.

We are hosting a year-long series of events in 2017 in which we use this new book by sociologist Aldon Morris as a launching pad to explore DuBois’ scholarship and activism and what his case reveals about other scholars denied.

We have a line-up of great events in the Spring 2017 semester. First up are three reading groups over the next six weeks, exploring different themes (on Feb. 20; March 1; and March 15). We will close the semester out with a panel discussion exploring ways we can re-think our curriculum and pedagogy to honor Du Bois’ legacy (April 5, 2-4pm).

To access the book online, and to find a treasure trove of other related resources, head over to: http://researchguides.uic.edu/scholardenied.

All of our events are open to the entire UIC community–faculty, students (undergrad and grad), staff, and alumni–inside and outside of sociology. Those who are interested in community research, African American and feminist intellectual histories, urban studies, public policy, and engaged activism may be particularly interested. We hope you will join us at one or more of the upcoming events–and look for more events next year!

Questions, please contact Jennifer Michals (jmichals@uic.edu)

Events to check out this week

Monday, Feb. 20
11:30-1pm @ BSB 4105
“DuBois and His Foes”
We’ll begin our discussion of W.E.B. DuBois and the book, The Scholar Denied. Whether you’ve read it, contemplated reading it, or just started the introduction, come join us! (There will be free food, too!)

Wed, Feb. 22
12 – 1:30pm @ BSB 4105
Colloquium with Prof. Kathleen Cagney
“Activity Space, Social Interaction and Health in Later Life”

Thursday, Feb. 23
1:30 – 3:30pm @ Library Room 1-470
LinkedIn Workshop
Enhance your resume, LinkedIn profile, and job search. We will also be taking your professional picture!
*This is an interactive workshop so please bring your laptop. We will have a few laptops available if you stop by without, so please do join us! RSVP to socstudentworker@ gmail.com