Skip to main content
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Register for our Open House events in March! More information »



2/11/15 through 3/11/15

NEIU Spanish Film Festival

All screenings begin at 6:10pm
Room 201 of the new El Centro Campus
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
For more information visit



February 25, 2015

3rd Annual Kenneth N Addison Lecture  Multicultural Education and Social Justice

Immigration and Education

4-6 PM, Student Union (SU) 003

Sponsored by Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies.

February 27, 2015

Peer Advocate Traning

Cost: Free
Time: 9 am- 5:30 pm
Location: 2434 East Dempster St., Suite 111, Des Plaines, IL, 60016
For more information or question, please email Anna Bang, Multicultural Advocacy & Education Coordinator 

March 2, 2015

Annual Black Women's Leadership Summit, Speak Truth to Power

Filming Screening of "Anita"

Northeastern Illinois University
Golden Eagles • Student Union 1 03
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625

March 5, 2015


1:30 – 3 PM IN Golden Eagles (SU 103)
Reception immediately follows

March 10, 2015

A Film by Linda Bloodworth Thomason

Film Screening and Q&A with Special Guest Speaker
Shane Bitney Crone, Advocate for LGBT Rights

March 12, 2015

Inspiring Trivia* The Sarah L. Hoagland Speaker Series present
Dr. Jacqueline Scott

"Truth-tellers are not always palatable. On the benefits of racialized and gendered discomfort"

Golden Eagles 103
3:00 - 4:45 pm
Public reception to follow

March 14, 2015

She's beautiful when she is Angry

Afternoon Matinee
Music Box Theater
3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL


Summer Leadership Program

Program Description

Women Employed’s Summer Leadership Program provides a unique opportunity for professional skill building and practical experience by exposing a team of eight interns to social justice organizing, leadership training, and front-line research, as well as a first-hand awareness of the problems facing low-wage workers. The program seeks to introduce students and recent graduates to all areas of non-profit work through workshops, guest speakers, and projects.

The interns’ project work may consist of: designing and implementing public information and awareness campaigns for specific Women Employed issues; conducting research and outreach on issues relevant to low-wage women; and/or assisting with other program work as needed. Over the course of the summer, interns will also become familiar with the history and future of the women’s movement; participate in professional development workshops on effective advocacy, non-profit organizational development, and communications; and explore aspects of social justice work with guest speakers.

Women Employed, with more than four decades of leadership in improving women’s economic status, has the advocacy expertise, innovative programming, and extensive organizational connections to create a rich experience for our interns. Join our Action Network to start making a difference for working women today. 

Program Details

Interns serve two days a week, from mid-June to mid-August, with exact dates and days to be determined. The program includes a $1500 stipend. Interns will be based at Women Employed’s downtown Chicago office. Applications are due by April 1, 2014. Preference will be given to those with junior standing or above. Please do not telephone for more information.

To become a candidate, please fill out this application and submit it along with your resume. 

2015 Cancer Health Disparities Summer Research Program

The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program is an 8-week long summer program offered at Lurie Cancer Center (LCC-NU) of Northwestern University. The program is part of the NU NEIGHBORS' Partnership held between LCC-NU and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU).

The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program will be offered to all NEIU undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in social science and health care. The program will be accepting 4 NEIU undergraduate students to work on a number of research projects addressing topics of cancer health disparities. The research-intensive experience provides students with an overview of health disparities and cancer health disparities, an opportunity to work with transdisciplinary research teams on NIH or other federal funded research projects, an introduction to basic social science research methods and writing, and exposure to community engaged participatory research topics. The program provides students with weekly seminars, journal club, faculty lectures, career advice, mentorship, and opportunities to become involved with local community health organizations and events. At the end of the summer, each trainee will be required to give a PowerPoint presentation of his/her project to NU and NEIU faculty members and staff, fellow trainees, and mentors.

Students will be given a $3,500 stipend.
To be considered for the 2015 program, students must be currently enrolled at NEIU as a college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior student. Applicants must be interested in pursuing an academic or professional career in healthcare, and students must be members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).
How to Apply
Please fill out the Cancer Health Disparities Research Program Application (MS-Word document) by April 13 and email to:

For more information, please e-mail, call 312.503.0615 or visit

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)!  Here is the link:


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

Women's and Gender Studies

WGS Faculty and Staff

WGS Faculty and Staff

Back to Top