The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion

The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion The Center for Identity + Inclusion is home to the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), LGBTQ Student Life, and Student Support Services
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An update about the MLK Celebration at UChicago:"We are thrilled to announce that Isabel Wilkerson will offer the keynot...
12/15/2020
Pulitzer winner Isabel Wilkerson to speak at UChicago’s MLK commemoration

An update about the MLK Celebration at UChicago:

"We are thrilled to announce that Isabel Wilkerson will offer the keynote address at the 2021 MLK Commemoration Celebration on Tuesday, January 12 at 6pm.

The event will be entirely virtual -- and will be livestreamed via The University of Chicago's page and YouTube channel. Please visit mlk.uchicago.edu for more information."

Author of 'Caste' and 'The Warmth of Other Suns' to speak in Jan. 12 virtual event

06/02/2020
Student Processing Space

We invite students to join us for a virtual vigil.

Attending to the Here and Now: A Vigil Against Anti-Black Violence
Tuesday, June 2 • 6:30 pm CT • Zoom

In light of the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, and the racial profiling of Christian Cooper, we want to provide space for students to process, grieve, and find solace in community.

The event will include words of remembrance, an opportunity for students to offer brief testimonials, and provide resources and skills for dealing with racial trauma. All undergraduate students and graduate/professional students are welcome and encouraged to participate.

STUDENT RSVP: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/student-processing-space/

05/31/2020

Violence against Black people continues to plague our country. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd are some of the most recent names on a long list of Black men, women and trans people taken from their families and communities far too soon, not to mention the racial profiling of Christian Cooper. We are outraged, and though this message runs the risk of falling short, we refuse to be silent.

We will continue to engage the University community and support student‐driven initiatives in an attempt to raise critical consciousness. At the moment, our priority is offering support to you – our students – in any way that we can.

We are working with campus partners to host a virtual space for students this week. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to any member of our team if we can be of assistance. We can also make personal connections to colleagues in other areas. If you're not sure where to start, you can always text us at 773.702.5710.

05/26/2020
The Long Term: Decarceration and Freedom in the COVID-19 Moment and Beyond

The Long Term: Decarceration and Freedom in the COVID-19 Moment and Beyond

anelists will reflect on the impact of COVID-19 behind bars and contemporary struggles to end death by incarceration, a term that has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic. This dialogue builds on the anthology The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom and is part of the American Studies Association's new series of Freedom Courses.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/RaceCOVID19Series

05/18/2020
The "Great Equalizer?" Interrogating COVID-19's Racial Filter

The "Great Equalizer?" Interrogating COVID-19's Racial Filter

The rapid and expansive spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States led many prominent observers to dub the virus "the great equalizer." But these pronouncements were quickly called into question with the emergence of data on race and ethnicity of victims, which laid bare the disproportionate impact on Black Americans. Recent data on rising infection and high mortality rates in Latinx and Native American communities have further underscored how communities of color continue to bear the brunt of the pandemic's devastation. This panel features early research findings of UChicago scholars exploring these racial disparities and their roots in entrenched structural racism.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/RaceCOVID19Series

Register for the event on 10/16!!
10/08/2019

Register for the event on 10/16!!

🎙Join us for “Noche Con Ariana Brown | Poesia, Community, Celebration” on Oct 16th from 5-8pm at Arts and Public Life Green Line Performing Arts Center🎙

✨Ariana Brown is a q***r Black Mexican American poet from San Antonio, Texas, with a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes and a 2014 collegiate national poetry slam champion. Ariana, who has been dubbed a “part-time curandera,” is primarily interested in using poetry to validate Black girl rage, in all its miraculous forms.✨

🔹WRITING WORKSHOP | ‪5:00-6:00pm‬ - Open to 30 participants

Radically Tender: Embracing our own softness can feel impossible in a world which tells us we must develop hardness in order to survive. How can we allow ourselves to find the power in tenderness, in softness? This workshop explores the capabilities of tenderness, focusing on self-care and communal care, through writing exercises and group dialogue.

🔹POETRY READING & Q&A | ‪7:00pm‬ sharp
Doors open ‪at 6:30pm‬ for the general public.

🖊RSVP: bit.ly/arbrown
🖊Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/487345751825316/

“In order to be truly inclusive, we must allow our individual assumptions and biases to be challenged, our points of vie...
05/22/2019
Creating a more diverse and inclusive UChicago

“In order to be truly inclusive, we must allow our individual assumptions and biases to be challenged, our points of view to evolve and change, and ourselves to be held accountable for the environment we create. This work can be difficult, but it’s an example of the University’s commitment to embrace challenges and solve complex problems for the betterment of society.” — Vice Provost Melissa Gilliam

An update from UChicago vice provost Melissa Gilliam.

Congratulations to the 2019 Student Leader Award Recipients!
05/02/2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Student Leader Award Recipients!

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2019 Student Leader Awards! These students will be recognized at a ceremony on May 23rd from 4-6pm in the Ida Noyes Cloister Club. We are so grateful for the many contributions they have made to The University of Chicago community!

#UChiGivingDay has officially started! We encourage you to consider supporting the Center for Identity + Inclusion and o...
04/09/2019
Center for Identity + Inclusion: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, LGTBQ Student Life, and Student Support Services

#UChiGivingDay has officially started! We encourage you to consider supporting the Center for Identity + Inclusion and our Student Emergency Fund.

Thanks to 22 early supporters, we are only 3 donations away from unlocking a $5,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor. A gift of any amount will help us reach our goal!

Increase your impact: a gift of any size will help us receive an additional $10,000 matching gift to support students in situations of extreme financial need.

WEATHER UPDATE: The cancellation of all classes has been extended through Thursday, January 31 at 12:00pm.  The Center f...
01/30/2019
The University of Chicago

WEATHER UPDATE: The cancellation of all classes has been extended through Thursday, January 31 at 12:00pm. The Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I) is now planning to re-open Thursday, January 31 at 12:00pm. We encourage you to check www.uchicago.edu for updates.

The University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational, culturally rich and ethnically diverse coeducational research university located in Hyde Park, Chicago.

WEATHER UPDATE: The University will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 due to extreme weather conditions. The Center for...
01/29/2019
The University of Chicago

WEATHER UPDATE: The University will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 due to extreme weather conditions. The Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I) will close on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00pm, and as of right now, we plan to re-open on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00am. CI+I staff will be working remotely. If you are not sure who to contact, you can always email [email protected] or call 773.702.5710 and leave a message. We encourage you to check www.uchicago.edu for updates.

The University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational, culturally rich and ethnically diverse coeducational research university located in Hyde Park, Chicago.

The Office of the Provost and Center for Identity + Inclusion are launching the Common Book Initiative to provide a comm...
11/28/2018

The Office of the Provost and Center for Identity + Inclusion are launching the Common Book Initiative to provide a common reading experience for all members of the campus community. Please join us for a Kick-Off Event TODAY from 4:00-5:30pm at the Reynolds Club - McCormick Tribune Lounge. Learn more at inclusion.uchicago.edu/commonbook.

You can early vote now in most states, including Illinois! As people prepare and continue to research on which candidate...
10/24/2018
2018 Cook County Judicial Voting Guide

You can early vote now in most states, including Illinois! As people prepare and continue to research on which candidates are right for them, we wanted to share some helpful information on Cook County Judges created by Abigail Blachman at Injustice Watch!

Injustice Watch is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, multimedia journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. It's also part a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

59 judges are up for retention. 10 candidates are seeking seats on the bench for the first time in contested elections. Use this guide to help you make an informed decision when you vote.

12/04/2017

It's day 2 of our Study Break! Are you ready to DANCE? The Silent Dance Party starts at 6:00pm. Stop by to try out the wireless headphones, take a quick spin on the dance floor, and enjoy some snacks.

STUDY BREAK! Don't miss the Silent Dance Party on Monday 12/4 from 6:00-9:00pm.
12/03/2017

STUDY BREAK! Don't miss the Silent Dance Party on Monday 12/4 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Ready to make an even greater impact in your community? Apply to attend one of the Obama Foundation's first youth civic ...
09/25/2017
Chicago Fall Training Participant Application

Ready to make an even greater impact in your community? Apply to attend one of the Obama Foundation's first youth civic engagement trainings here in Chicago! go.obama.org/chitraining17

While the University closely monitors developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a...
08/28/2017
Resources for Undocumented Students

While the University closely monitors developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as they impact our undocumented campus community members, we would like to remind you of available campus resources.

Center for Identity + Inclusion • 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 773.702.5710 While the University closely monitors developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as they impact our undocumented campus community members, we would like to remind you of available campus reso...

08/14/2017
"Hearing One Another" Participants

CURRENT STUDENTS: We are looking for 36 students to help us pilot a new workshop called "Hearing One Another" on Monday 8/21 from 2:00-4:00pm. Please take a moment to learn more about the program and consider joining us!

Our building at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. will be open this Sunday, June 4 from 3:00-8:00pm to provide additional study spac...
06/03/2017

Our building at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. will be open this Sunday, June 4 from 3:00-8:00pm to provide additional study space for students. Please join us!

Next week, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBTQ Student Life are both hosting events to celebrate gradu...
05/31/2017

Next week, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBTQ Student Life are both hosting events to celebrate graduating students. Please join us:

OMSA Graduation - Thursday, June 8
A formal ceremony where we recognize students of color and multicultural students graduating from the College, graduate divisions, and professional schools, followed by a reception at the Center for Identity + Inclusion. Learn more at omsa-graduation.eventbrite.com.

Rainbow Graduation - Wednesday, June 7
An intimate ceremony and reception to honor the achievements of graduating students who identify as Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Q***r, and/or Asexual. Learn more at rainbow-graduation.eventbrite.com.

Questions? Contact 773.702.5710 or the respective office at [email protected] or [email protected].

Join us next Wednesday, May 3rd for a book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa.First 40 ...
04/28/2017

Join us next Wednesday, May 3rd for a book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

First 40 UChicago students to sign up will get a free copy of Immigrants Raising Citizens! RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/kivv1cu12my4le/

Join us for a panel of faculty members who were first-generation college students. Professors Loretta Au (Statistics), J...
04/21/2017

Join us for a panel of faculty members who were first-generation college students. Professors Loretta Au (Statistics), Jason MacLean (Neurobiology) and Salikoko Mufwene (Linguistics) will share their experiences navigating academia (undergrad, graduate school, and beyond) as the first in their family to attend college and graduate school. After the panel, undergraduate and graduate students will join together for a first-generation student mixer. Dinner provided.

Please RSVP via Wufoo so we know how much dinner to order!
https://uchicagograd.wufoo.com/forms/first-generation-faculty-panel-and-mixer/

Join us on May 3rd for a book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa.First 40 UChicago stud...
04/21/2017

Join us on May 3rd for a book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

First 40 UChicago students to sign up will get a free copy of Immigrants Raising Citizens! RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/kivv1cu12my4le/

Co-sponsors: Student Support Services - The University of Chicago and Center for College Student Success

In recognition of National Institutions Coming Out Day, a campaign created by United We Dream, we are reaffirming our su...
04/19/2017

In recognition of National Institutions Coming Out Day, a campaign created by United We Dream, we are reaffirming our support for the undocumented UChicago community and highlighting the work of students, administrators and faculty who have advocated and increased awareness of, services and support for undocumented immigrants at the University of Chicago.

Check out the slideshow with historical highlights of the undocumented student movement at the University of Chicago here:
https://steller.co/s/6sdBsTS46zj…

Pledge your support to undocumented students through social media posts and photos using the hashtag #UndocUChicago at any time on April 19th!

In recognition of National Institutions Coming Out Day, a campaign created by United We Dream, we are reaffirming our support for the undocumented UChicago community and highlighting the work of students, administrators and faculty who have advocated and increased awareness of, services and support for undocumented immigrants at the University of Chicago.

Check out the slideshow with historical highlights of the undocumented student movement at the University of Chicago here!
https://steller.co/s/6sdBsTS46zj?share_token=nmgKEXaD-FJhpr3q1G0Fw0nLsbIJW3NoSPko5tVYHJU%3D

Pledge your support to undocumented students through social media posts and photos using the hashtag #UndocUChicago at any time on April 19th!

Join us for a panel of faculty members who were first-generation college students. Professors Loretta Au (Statistics), J...
04/18/2017

Join us for a panel of faculty members who were first-generation college students. Professors Loretta Au (Statistics), Jason MacLean (Neurobiology) and Salikoko Mufwene (Linguistics) will share their experiences navigating academia (undergrad, graduate school, and beyond) as the first in their family to attend college and graduate school. After the panel, undergraduate and graduate students will join together for a first-generation student mixer. Dinner provided.

Please RSVP via Wufoo so we know how much dinner to order!
https://uchicagograd.wufoo.com/forms/first-generation-faculty-panel-and-mixer/

Whether you are directly or indirectly affected by immigration policies and enforcement, it is important to be informed ...
04/14/2017

Whether you are directly or indirectly affected by immigration policies and enforcement, it is important to be informed and prepared. Even if you are not affected, it will be a great opportunity to learn! Join us next Monday for a Know Your Rights and Creating a immigration safety plan workshop presented by Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center!

Co-sponsors: Student Support Services - The University of Chicago , Center for College Student Success

Join us this Thursday!Co-Sponsors: University of Chicago Creative Writing and Poetics, The University of Chicago Center ...
04/11/2017

Join us this Thursday!

Co-Sponsors: University of Chicago Creative Writing and Poetics, The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Office of International Affairs at The University of Chicago The University of Chicago Library, Pritzker Traubert Family Library, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and by other organizations.

03/31/2017
UChicago Envisioning Solidarity: Reflections

Apply for Reflections!

Reflections is a documentary photo project exploring what solidarity means to UChicago. Using photos and captions, students will explore questions around solidarity, identity, and belonging on campus.

The resulting photo collections will then be displayed throughout campus beginning Week 8 of Spring Quarter. Photo collections can be anonymous. Reflections is part of a larger project entitled UChicago Envisoning Solidarity.

All College and Graduate/Professional students are invited to participate. The deadline to apply to participate in Reflections has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 3rd at 5pm. Apply now!

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - The University of Chicago
03/31/2017
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - The University of Chicago

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - The University of Chicago

"Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders." -- Diane Nash, former student activist and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Please join us on Monday, April 10 at 6:00pm at Mandel Hall to hear Nash's insights on social movements past and present.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Organization of Black Students (OBS) at the University of Chicago, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

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Happy BreakfromClassesandCampusandallthings Holiday! Whew! Lutheran Campus Ministry here on Campus would like to invite you to all of our events this Winter/Spring Quarters! Come join us for Film and Food Thursday nights both in January and February. The food is vegan/vegetarian; the mood is light and relaxed and the films are thought provoking! January: discerning/exploring/Challenging all things God. February: African Descent month-13th, I am not your Negro and Whose Streets! Come and join us Lutheran Campus Ministry at Augustana