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“We Are Subjects of History”
Indigenous communities’ fight for autonomy and human rights in Chiapas, Mexico, and beyond.
10:50 am – 12:05 pm, SU 214
Presentation will be in Spanish w/ English interpretation.
Free & open to the public.
Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas
Human Rights Center
Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez
Sponsored by Latino & Latin American Studies, Sociology, World Languages & Cultures, Psychology

Pandora's Box Fall 2015
"How being a brown feminist helped me become a green business woman"

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month and The Economic Inequality Initiative

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm, SU 216
Join us for a talk by Pilar Zuniga about her inspiring journe of starting and maintaining a green business while identifying as a brown feminist.


Brown Bag Series
"Breaking the Concrete Ceiling"
Dr. Milka Ramirez

Join us for a candid discussion about "visible" interlocking levels of oppression, and thei impact on a self-identified Queer, Latina of color.

4:15pm - 5:30pm
Angelina Pedroso Center, B-159


AUGUST 21, 2015


DECEMBER 1, 2015

Welcome Pride Social: August 27th, 1-3pm; Uni. Commons

September 23rd: Bi/Pan/Fluid Awareness Day

October 12th-16th: National Coming Out Week

November 20th: Trans Day of Remembrance

December 1st: World AIDS Day

More events, programs, and times will be announced as the semester gets started.

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

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