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Date & Time

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:00 PM

Location

Off Campus (see description)

Admission

This program is free and exclusively for graduate students.

More Information

https://gc.uchicago.edu/juneteenth

Contact

International House
773-753-2274
i-house-programs@uchicago.edu

Description

In partnership with UChicago Grad Council, the Black Grad Coalition, and OMSA, this inaugural initiative marks the University community coming together to commemorate Juneteenth and engage in active allyship with programming happening throughout June.

Join us for another wonderful Book Club discussion with "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" by keynote speaker Angela Davis. In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, the world-renowned activist and scholar illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. The program will take place on two dates (June 2 & June 16). International House will provide copies of the book to those who register in advance, however, books are provided on the condition that you join for one of the virtual discussions. Please only register for one session even if you intend to join both so that more participants can register to get a copy! Additional unregistered students can also join the conversation.

Meeting ID: 963 1981 8918 Passcode: IHouse