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Black in Chicago

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You may have heard these troubling comments from others, or perhaps even thought of them yourself: “Chicago’s shootings are overwhelmingly black on black.” “Inner city African Americans embrace victimhood and game the welfare system.” “The insoluble Chicago Public Schools problem is the lack of nuclear families.” “The Civil Rights Act is now fifty years old — when will things finally improve?” This study group hopes to air the laundry of our racial divide, forge through uncomfortable zones, and dare us to determine where justice lies. During the semester, we will join in discussion with inner city residents of various backgrounds and viewpoints; view and discuss two movies: The Color of Fear and 13th; and read and discuss three books: 47th Street Black by Bayo Ojikutu (Three Rivers Press, 2003); Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy (Joy DeGruy Publications Inc., 2005); and Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman (Pocket Books, Inc., 1997). Join us!

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

Tom Buckley 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/6/2018 - 6/5/2018 Weekly - Tue 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Tom Buckley  ClassRoom