Black History Month

"Incorporating Black voices expands the schools of thought in public policy."
Four mayors – one current and three former – reflected on a “crazy” 2020 and challenges ahead — including the rise of domestic extremism — as the Harris School of Public Policy marked the start of Black History Month.
"Growing up, Black History Month always felt strange: to just begin and end a celebration of my blackness with the beginning and end of February."
Black Action in Public Policy Studies (BAPPS) was founded by four Black women in 2017 because there needed to be more intention in the creation of Black spaces at the Harris School of Public Policy.
In conversation with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Dean Katherine Baicker, Jarrett and Gayle talked of veering from their original paths to public service – and the impact and gratification that followed.
If you’re a woman who feels left behind by mainstream feminism, Mikki Kendall is writing for you. She paints the struggles of life in the margins. If you’re a woman who has been lifted by the feminist movement, Mikki Kendall is writing for you, too.