Oct 23rd 2019

An interdisciplinary symposium exploring the history and legacy of the 1919 race riots.

As the centennial year of the 1919 race riots draws to a close, there is still much to discuss as we strive to understand the causes and legacy of this brutal period in Chicago history. Join us for an interdisciplinary symposium featuring research, art, and theoretical perspectives on the Red Summer.
Free and open to the public.

This event will take place at the Lorado Taft Midway Studios, 6016 South Ingleside Avenue, Chicago, Illinois followed by a film screening at the Logan Center for the Arts.

On display all day: One Summer Chicago photovoice project

9:30 AM: Breakfast and welcome
10 AM : CRR19: 1919 Chicago Race Riot Commemorative Project Franklin N. Cosey-Gay, Co-director, CRR19; Director, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention
11:15 AM : Global 1919. Noah Hansen, PhD Student, Department of English Language & Literature
12 PM : Lunch
1 PM – 2:15 PM : Real Estate and the Riot Adrienne Brown, Associate Professor, Department of English Language & Literature
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM : Mapping the Riot. John Clegg, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
3:30 PM : Break
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM : The 1919 Race Riot and its Legacy: Normalizing Segregation. Adam Green, Associate Professor of American History and the College
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM : Poetry and Memory . Eve L. Ewing, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration
6:30: Closing and reception
7:30 PM: Film Screening: Within Our Gates, directed by Oscar Micheaux (1920), featuring live musical accompaniment by DJ Rae Chardonnay. David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 9th Floor Penthouse. 915 E. 60th Street. Post-Screening Discussion: Jacqueline Stewart, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies; Allyson Nadia Field, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies

Books will be available for sale on site, courtesy of the Seminary Co-op.

Convened by Eve L. Ewing, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration & John Clegg, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences.

With gratitude to Zachary Cahill, Director of Programs and Fellowships, Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation: please contact Michael Schuh, mikes1@uchicago.edu, (773) 834-1936

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