Foundations in Diversity and Inclusion for Policy Makers

This seminar is strongly recommended all students and is designed to help students better understand structural racism and systems of power and oppression. This four-day seminar will examine racism from a historical perspective and provide important context for students to further engage in issues of inequality, which is essential to policymaking in the 21st century.

Racism in America with CROAR

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM (CST)

This session presented by Crossroads Antiracism Organization and Training (CROAR) will introduce a framework for understanding what systemic racism is and what is its relationship to white dominant culture in the USA. We will explore the concepts of race and racism in the United States with a particular focus on the historic and ideological development of oppression toward racialized groups.

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Global Impact of Racism with Adom Getachew, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM (CST)

In 1900, the African-American intellectual, activist and cofounder of the NAACP declared, “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line, the relation of the darker to the lighters races of men in Asian and Africa, in American and the islands of the sea.” In this famous statement and subsequent work, he argued for viewing American racism, epitomized by the Jim Crow color line, as part of a global pattern of imperialism. In this lecture and discussion, led by Adom Getachew, we consider this argument and its reverberations today.

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Social Movements with Quin Rallins, JD

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM (CST)

This lecture taught by Quinn Rallins will discuss historical and current day issues that have sparked a social movement in an effort to elevate racial, social and political injustices in the United States. How can you tell the difference between a movement and a moment?  This session will examine that question and provide students with greater context for understanding how individuals can collectively affect change in this country.

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Chicago in Perspective with Adam Green, Ph.D. & Natalie Moore, Senior Practitioner Fellow (2021), Center for Effective Government

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM (CST)

This lecture taught by Adam Green and Natalie Moore will focus on ways to think about the city of Chicago and its rich history in the context of community and the field of policy. Some issues that will be explored include, but are not limited to, race, equity, diversity, education, and public safety. This background is necessary as individuals discern ways to live, collaborate, and intervene in relation to the city.

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