Friday, January 29, 2021
Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Professor Lou Turner (Urban and Regional Planning) on the Hal Baron Project and what Baron's work can teach us about the current moment.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Panelists include Howard Chiang (History, University of California, Davis), Việt Lê (Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), Gayatri Reddy (Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago), and Shilpa Menon and Themal Ellawala (graduate students, University of Illinois at Chicago).
Thursday, March 4, 2021
2021 will mark the first anniversary of COVID-19 in the United States and the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. Yet both pandemics continue to affect our well-being and health. How might history help us move beyond oversimplified comparisons between the two, while showing us that health is always more than the absence of disease?
Monday, March 8, 2021
This annual event brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of the woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
A Year of Creative Writers Poet-in-Residence, Tyehimba Jess, will read from Olio, the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.