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Past Events 2008

One Book/One University Discussion Group

Read with us and join us for thought-provoking discussions.
Bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Feb 28, Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m., AUD720
March 6, Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m., AUD720
Mansfield Lecturer – Alex Kotlowitz – There are No Children Here
March 13, 2008

Jan 31 – Opening Reception for Border Film Project, Gage Gallery
The exhibition continues through March 21.

March 28 – Pegasus Players presents the World Premiere of Heat Wave at the Live Bait Theater
Please join the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice for a special Roosevelt University outing. Discount tickets are available for Roosevelt students, staff and faculty. Friday, March 28th, 8 p.m. R.S.V.P. by March 14 to Juli Rowen (312) 322-7142 or jrowen@roosevelt.edu MISJ will also subsidize a limited number of tickets for students.

Past Events 2007

Nov 27 – Glorifying the Hangman: Crime, Class and Race in the Era of Mass Imprisonment - Geert Dhondt PhD

Nov 30 – The Politics of the New Chicago Labor Movement

Dec 4 – Race, Gender and Genetic Technologies: a New Reproductive Dystopia – Dorothy Roberts Colloquium

Dec 4 – "Roosevelt University's Revolutionary Economics Department, 1945-1955" – Dr. Rolf Weil

One Book Discussion Group

Farah Nosh's Images of Iraq

Vietnam Veterans Against the War (National conference -- 40th anniversary of VVAW)
August 4, Roosevelt University

Loving Conference (National conference -- 40th anniversary of the Loving Decision -- struck down anti-miscegenation laws)
June 21 to 23, Roosevelt University

Matthew Freeman Lecture, Eric Klinenberg
May 10, noon, Sullivan Room

Mansfield Lecturer - BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN - Weaving a Family
May 3, 2007

Exploring Whiteness and Philanthropy
April 25th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Ganz Hall (co-sponsor with CCUA)

Sociology/Social Justice Colloquia, Dorothy Roberts
April 17th, 1:00pm

Getting Paid to Cause Trouble: Careers in Social Justice
April 14, 2007

Resistance & Social Movements: The Ongoing Fight for Freedom
April 7, 2007

Sociology/Social Justice colloquia, Mary Patillo
March 7, 720, 4:00pm

Speak Out! with Irshad Manji
February 13, 2007

Past Events

25 Years with HIV/AIDS
December 5, 2006

Gender Based Violence
Monday, November 20, 2006 6pm-8pm

Tubeho Project
November 6 through December 5, 2006

RU Supporting: 2006 AIDS Run/Walk
September 16, 2006

Voices From Home: Local Authors Speak,
An Evening With Timuel Black
October 19, 2006

After Elections in Palestine and Israel, What Has Changed?
A Public Lecture by Rashid Khalidi
May 17, 2006

Voices From Home: Local Authors Speak: An Evening With Heather M. Dalmage
May 18, 2006

The Hip-Hop Generation: A Workshop To Discuss The Impact of Hip-Hop Culture on The Self-Esteem of Boys/Young Men (PDF)
May 18, 2006

Kathy Emery Lecture, "Education and Social Protest: What Mississippi Can Teach Us Today" (PDF)
June 15, 2006

MISJ Workshop: Are You Thinking of Applying For a PhD? (PDF)
May 2, 2006

2nd Annual Matthew Freeman Lecture
April 24, 2006

Vietnam Victims of Agent Orange Need Justice
November 30, 2005

"The Faces of AIDS Exhibit" followed by "Putting a Face to AIDS" discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
9:00am-2:30pm Congress Lounge (Discussion Panel will be 1:00pm – 2:30pm)

We are all affected, even if we're not infected. Some of Chicago's leading activists and people directly affected by HIV/AIDS are speaking out, bypassing all you've already learned and making it real. Join:

Paul LaKosky, M.A. Department of Public Health STD/HIV/AIDS Public Policy and Programs
Brett Stockdill, Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University
Paco Zamora, Program Coordinator, Howard-Brown Health Center
For a real life, in-depth question and answer discussion around the issue of HIV/AIDS in Chicago.

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Public Health is pleased to present “The Faces of AIDS Exhibit” on display in the Michigan Ave. Lounge. The exhibit features photographs documenting the personal testimonials of those living with HIV/AIDS in America’s Heartland.

Incarcerated and Infected: A Life Sentence
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
1:00pm-2:30pm Congress Lounge

The presence of HIV/AIDS in the correctional system is often overlooked, but with the number of infected inmates estimated to be more than 14 times higher than the general population, it can hardly be ignored.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 2% of inmates in state prisons are estimated to be HIV-positive. Advocates are concerned that increases in the number of HIV-positive African-Americans may be linked to the disproportionate incarceration of African-American men and women.

Reverend Doris Green, Director of community affairs, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Jeannie Pejko. Formerly incarcerated HIV+ activist
Arthur J. Lurigio, Ph.D. Psychologist and professor of Criminal Justice at Loyola University
James A. Swartz Ph.D. Associate Professor at Northwestern University – Chicago
Listen as a former prison inmate and prison HIV activists speak out about their experiences dealing with the largest at-risk population in Chicago and how it affects you.

From Chicago to Rwanda: Women and AIDS with Dr. Mardge Cohen, CORE center for the prevention, care and research of infectious diseases.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
1:00pm-2:30pm Congress Lounge

In the spring of 1994, as most of the world - including the United States - watched, "never again" happened again. More than 800,000 men, women and children in Rwanda were bludgeoned, stabbed, blown up, burned alive, shot, strangled, drowned and hacked to death in 100 days of premeditated madness. During this time men infected with HIV raped countless numbers of women.

Now, 11 years later, many of the women who survived the abuse are dying of AIDS. For them, the genocide continues, a sort of “murder on the installment plan.” Dr. Mardge Cohen has been traveling between Chicago and Kigali to set up an HIV clinic and a research project that will track the disease in women tormented by the restless ghosts of genocide. "We deserted this country once,” Cohen says. “We shouldn't do it again."

Here at home, nearly 66% of Illinois women living with HIV are African-American. Many of these women became infected through no fault of their own. Can you see the similarity? If not, look again! Dr. Mardge Cohen shares her groundbreaking work with women infected with HIV and illustrates the link between “the land of 1,000 hills” and “the Windy City”.

Announcing the Matthew Freeman Memorial Lecture and Book Collection
April 19, 2005

Good Cops Book Talk (PDF, 137K)
April 5, 2005

2005 Mansfield Lecturer Barbara Ransby
March 10, 2005

Reparations is Not "40 Acres and a Lexus"
February 24, 2005

The Promise of Public Housing, 1936-1983, sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice
January 21 - March 11, 2005

Newsletter (PDF, 40K)
November, 2004

Race & Criminal Justice: Conversations about the System
October 27 & November 15, 2004

Mansfield Lecture
Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, speaks to the Roosevelt University community
April 29, 2004

Sponsored by Office Depot and the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, hosted by the Mansfield Institute
Boyz 2 Men Workshop (exploring depictions of males in the media and the construction of masculinity)
April 14, 2004

Co-sponsored with Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, Human Relations Foundation, Girl Scouts of America
Media Literacy Program (exploring images of females in the media)
March 24, 2004

Panel discussion, "Alum Doing Social Justice"
March 23, 2004

Your Vote Counts Conference Co-sponsored with Rolling Thunder
February 28, 2004

Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies Program
Women's Health Forum
December 2, 2003

Panel discussion: "Finding Hope and Inspiration: Engaging in Social Justice Work"
November 13, 2003

Panel discussion: "What Do We Stand to Lose?: Perspectives on Social Justice"
October 16, 2003