Contextualizing Ferguson, MO: Why Michael Brown's Death Matters
Join us for a dialogue on campus that will provide UIC students, staff, faculty and the community with an opportunity to make meaning of those events and other similar incidences across the country.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Student Center East,
Illinois Room B
750 S. Halsted Street
The purpose of the event is to:
* allow students, staff, and faculty, and community partners to share experiences they have had with law enforcement.
* share information and analysis from experts and advocates regarding the broader contextual factors that create the conditions for events such as in Ferguson to occur, such as persistent racism, political repression, the rise of the prison nation, and instances of highly militarized law enforcement responses.
* pair this contextualization with lessons from activists and advocates regarding how the contributing factors may be reversed and how participants can connect with those efforts to take action.
Participants are invited to share their stories via social media using the hashtag: #FergusonMatters.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 355-0095.
African American Cultural Center
Department of African American Studies
Great Cities Institute (GCI)
Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE)
Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP)
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Social Justice Initiative (SJI)