Harris celebrates Black History Month.

Thank you for joining us for Black History Month 2020. Planning is underway for Black History Month 2021.

Explore our news stories from Black History Month 2020. 

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is proud to host several events in honor of Black History Month. The series convenes prominent speakers, activists, practitioners, community members, and University of Chicago alumni, faculty, students, and staff.

The events seek to facilitate meaningful conversations about the Black experience in higher education and the fight for equality and social justice, and to highlight the policy contributions made by Black policymakers, thinkers, and activists.

Events are free and open to the public.

Events

The Organization of Black Students presents the Annual George E. Kent Lecture with Nikki Giovanni

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 pm
The Keller Center, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

This event is hosted in partnership with the Harris School of Public Policy.

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Harris Policy Forum featuring Valerie B. Jarrett & Helene D. Gayle, moderated by Dean Katherine Baicker

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center

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Reflecting on the Contributions of Black Movements Around the World

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

6:00 pm
The Keller Center, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

This event is hosted in partnership with the UChicago Association of Black Alumni (UCABA) and Global Strategists Association.

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An Evening with Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism

Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:30 pm
The Keller Center, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

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