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Barbara Smith is an author, activist and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender.  She was one of the co-founders of the Combahee River Collective, a Black feminist organization (1974-1980), and a cofounder and publisher of Kitchen Table:  Women of Color Press (1980-1995).  She is the author of The Truth That Never Hurts:  Writings on race, Gender and Freedom (1998) and co-author of the more recent book Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around:  Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (2014).

DATE:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
TIME:  6:00-8:00 p.m. with reception
LOCATION:  SAC 154, 2320 North Kenmore Avenue

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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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