Black History Month

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.
David Anthony Geary’s mural, American Identity, currently on view at the Keller Center, is a visual story of the immigration journey to the US, annotated with Geary’s reflections on the aspirations and risks, assimilation and transformation.
Poet Nikki Giovanni delivers the 37th annual George E. Kent Lecture, named for one of the University of Chicago's first black professors to receive tenure
Mark and Me'lani Labat Joseph met in October 1992 at their Harris orientation session, and have been partners in life and the pursuit of social justice ever since.