In this talk Professor Ferguson engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the 1970s as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. The talk situates these formations within a social and political context in which … Continue reading
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Professor Errington is interested in the linguistic dimensions of social life, ranging from the social implications of patterns of verbal communication, to forms and uses of sociolinguistic hierarchies, to the linguistic effects of large scale dynamics. His research and writing … Continue reading
Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy—the prisoner, the immigrant, the … Continue reading
African American studies scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor examines the persistent inequalities facing Black Americans generations after the contradictory political gains of the Civil Rights Movement, and explains how the Black Lives Matter movement has the potential to challenge not just police … Continue reading
For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading
Today fans are mourning the death of the legendary pop star. This week also marks the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death. Check out the video for Prince’s tribute to Gray below.
In this short excerpt, Edward Said talks about Western representation of the eternal Orient and how this narrative ties up with and facilitates colonial domination.
In a Women’s History Month special, Democracy Now! speaks with author, activist and scholar Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her latest book is titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations … Continue reading
One the protest organizers involved in Friday March 11’s anti-Trump protests in Chicago, University of Chicago junior, Ethos, shares how and why the protest was organized.
“This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way they see me…?” This Buzzfeed video looks into the complicated natures involved with coming out to immigrant parents in the U.S.
The CONNOTATIVE MEANINGS of such words as “majority,” “minority,” “Black,” “White,” “illegal aliens,” “wealthy,” “poor,” “educated,” “uneducated,” ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE GROUPED TOGETHER AND WHEN THEY ARE REFERRING TO PEOPLE, are more powerful and deeply seated than their denotative meanings. … Continue reading
Habla Men will enlighten audiences on what it means to be Latino in the United States through the perspective of a diverse group of Latinx role models whose personal stories are told straight into the camera. This is one part of … Continue reading
It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one year mark of Michael … Continue reading
The neoliberal cities are distinctly marked with the state’s withdrawal from public services and the marketization of every social space of existence. How do these characteristics factor in the modern political life? Find out in this video.
The Prison-Industrial Complex is a term used to describe the system of oppression that exploits bodies for capitalist gains. UnshackleNU calls for Northwestern University to cease its active participation and complacency in the oppressive enforcement of this vicious system. This … Continue reading