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Gun Hill Road Screening

Join the LGBTQA+ Resource Center for our screening of Gun Hill Road

Written by Zora Howard and directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, Gun Hill tells a story of Vanessa's difficult coming out process.

TIME:  1 - 2:30 PM

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Award winning digital and film artist MICHELLE CITRON is coming to NEIU’s WGS 310 class “Lesbian & Queer Cultures.” Her media art focuses on – mothers and daughters, women in the workplace, the trauma of incest, lesbian culture – as well as ethnic identity Citron will show her current film project Lives:Visible, based on 1950’s – 60’s Kodak snapshots, about the vibrant pre-Stonewall lesbian community in Chicago. The film acknowledges the rewards and price of both the closet and assimilation. 

TIME:  7:05 - 9:45 p.m.
LOCATION:  Fine Arts 107

Free and open to the public.

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Pandora's Box Fall 2016 series

The Women's Resource Center Presents 
Pandora's Box series:  "Making Sense of the Chaos in the World"

All sessions:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Angelina Pedroso Center


"New Beginnings"
Begin the semester right, with this self-reflective preparedness workship!  Empower yourself to take charge of your life!

DATE:  Thursday, September 22

"What is Beautiful?"
Celebrate national Love Your Body Day by attending this workshop discussing society's beauty expectations.

DATE:  Thursday, October 20

"We Accept the Love we Think we Deserve"

DATE:  Thursday, November 10

To request disability accomodations please contact Student Disability Services at (773) 442-4595 or at least 48 hours in advance.

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4th Annual Genocide Research Symposium

Revisiting and Rethinking Genocide and Resistance in Africa and the Diaspora 

DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
PLACE: Alumni Hall

\When we think of genocide in Africa and the diaspora, we often ignore how genocide is interconnected with global forces in our social and political environment. For this year’s day-long symposium, we will revisit and rethink our understanding of genocide and resistance in Africa and the African diaspora in an effort to shed light on broader, interconnected, and global implications of genocide. We will consider how current activist movements can work to increase visibility and validate the community’s need for tangible, transformative change. TOPICS:

  • Stories of survivors of genocide
  • Keeping memory after genocide
  • Resistance in Africa and the African diaspora
  • Restorative and transformative justice
  • The role of police in genocide
  • The role of police in minority communities
  • Genocide and resettlement: beyond refugee camps
  • Genocide education
  • Hashtag activism: social media/#BlackLivesMatter/#SayHerName as a global discussion
  • Truth telling and other strategies for community empowerment
  • Re-envisioning policy in minority communities
  • Genocide and racialized identity

Click here to see the Call for Papers
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northeastern Illinois University Foundation

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships to students each year. These scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Foundation by individuals and corporations. These scholarships do not need to be repaid, and the vast majority of them are available to students regardless of their residency status. 

View this year’s NEIU Foundation scholarship opportunities and information about how to apply. You can also find these scholarships listed on AcademicWorks, Northeastern’s online searchable database. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding. 

Students who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to inquire about the Aspire Scholarship. Contact Michelle Morrow at (773) 442-4606 or email for more information.  

Congratulations Brooke Johnson

Congratulations to NEIU Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies Assistant Professor Brooke Johnson on the publication of her book: Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School: From School Ground to Battle Ground (2014, Palgrave Macmillan)!  Check out the book!


RedEye quoted assistant professor on sociology Olivia Perlow in a cover story from the Ferguson October rally in St. Louis to protest police brutality.

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