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10/8/2015 - 10/9/2015

Reframing Visibility

Keynote Address:  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 
Oct. 8, 4:30 - 5:45 pm


Location:  Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S Columbus Dr.

Date:  October 8-9


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

10/12/15 - 10/29/15

October social justice events

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Love Your Body Day Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop exploring different ways to develop a healthy body image.

All genders welcomed!

Location:  Student Union (SU) 003

Date:  Wednesday, October 14

Time:  4:15 - 6:55pm


Doreen's Jazz of New Orleans

A free workship for students that shares the rich history of the music and culture of New Orleans

Location:  Auditorium

Date:  October 16

Time:  10:00 am


Screening of the acclaimed documentary
"The Hunting Ground".

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.

Panel discussion to follow.

Alumni Hall North (Student Union 115)
5:00 - 7:00pm


The Lost Maria in the Academy:  Latinas and Education 

with Christina Gomez

We welcome back Dr. Gomez, former NEIU Sociology Professor and Latino & Latin American Studies Coordinator.  Her talk will focus on [the lack of] minority representation in higher education.

Location:  Student Union (SU) 003

Date:  October 29

Time:  10:50 am - 12:05 pm


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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