Event Space at CCICS
CCICS welcomes guests to reserve our many spaces in our historical building situated in the heart of the Bronzeville neighborhood. We have many options for your customized events, meetings and presentations. We offer an auditorium, conference rooms, meeting spaces and classrooms. Our spaces are equipped with audio and visual projection options, seating, parking options, Wi-Fi and facilities.
SHIELD COVID TESTING AT CCCIS OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Student Health Services has partnered with SHIELD Illinois to provide free saliva-based COVID-19 tests to Northeastern students, employees and the surrounding community. Testing is conducted from 1-3 p.m. Fridays at CCICS in the Lower Level Conference Room. Enter through North Entrance doors of the building off of the parking lot. Parking is available on the street.
In order to get tested, individuals need to create an account on the SHIELD portal and schedule their test appointment. Please use the Agency Code 8e42aoeh to create your one-time portal account.
Upcoming Events at CCICS
Rock the Mic with Soul Music Fest
5-9 p.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Headlining the show is Hxllywood accompanied by Glizzy G, Duke Ahmilllion and Cinoevil.
In compliance with the interim COVID-19 Return to Campus policy, face masks are required and seating is limited.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org describing your experience during the Fall 2021 semester at NEIU since your return to classes and receive a free ticket to the show. Limited quantity so act fast!
Past Events at CCICS
The Japanese American Redress Conference
Sept. 22-23, 2021
Northeastern Illinois University in collaboration with numerous local and national supporting organizations hosted the Japanese American Redress Conference. The conference, titled "With Liberty and Justice for All: Racism, Redress and Reparations," commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of civilians (CWRIC) hearings held on our Main Campus in 1981.
3rd Annual Fun Fair at CCICS
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
NEIU Alumni, current faculty, staff, students, student clubs, and the community mixed and mingled at the 3rd Annual Fun Fair at CCICS. There was music by DJ K from Big Time Entertainment, live painting and art exhibition by Erick “Roho” Garcia, henna body art and games, global food and more!
Follow our Facebook page for event pics and news @CarruthersCenter.
The CCICS Third Annual Poetry Slam: Let your Mind Speak
Friday, April 16, 2021
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies is excited to host its Third Annual Poetry Slam, "Let Your Mind Speak." We will be presenting some amazing NEIU student talent. The Poetry Slam will be presented virtually and will be judged by Zakita Mason, Nekenya Walker and Tim Mays.
Vision and Action: Celebrating Black Women Faculty at NEIU's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) and the Urban Community Studies Program are honored to host this Women’s HERstory Month panel. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Panelists include Dr. Carol Adams, Dr. Gloria Latimore Peace, Dr. Iva Carruthers, Dr. Zada Johnson and Dr. Kimya Barden,
Racial Oppression and the On-Going Movement for Black Liberation
Lecture by Dr. Kamau Rashid
Feb. 18, 2021
This presentation is co-sponsored by The Goodwin College of Education and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. It will consider the contributions of two thinkers, Jacob H. Carruthers and Anderson Thompson, to the theorization of race. Further, it will examine the genealogies and present state of Black liberation movements, and their prospects in the shifting sands of neoliberal globalization, right-wing fascism, and the atomization of Black people.
NEIU Giving Tuesday 2020
Dec. 1, 2020
#GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires people to celebrate generosity. This year, Giving Tuesday 2020 honored the legacy of Dr. Conrad Worrill, the renowned former director of CCICS, social activist and educator by raising money for the NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies Endowment Fund.
We successfully raised more than $1,700 out of our $2,000 goal, about 90%! This money supports students to pay tuition to further advance their education. It also provides various opportunities for personal and professional growth.
CCICS/NEIU Weekend Grab and Go
Sept. 18, 2020
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies hosted a socially distanced event on site as part of Northeastern Illinois University's NEIU Weekend. Students visited our Bronzeville location to pick up bags filled with necessary items to get them through the academic year.
"Telling Our Own Stories" Community Writing Workshop
Sept. 28-Oct. 19, 2019 (Kickoff event Sept. 26)
Northeastern Illinois University hosted the “Telling Our Own Stories” Community Writing Workshop run by Chicago Sun-Times journalist and author John Fountain from Sept. 28 through Oct. 19 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. A kickoff presentation took place Sept. 26.
The workshops encouraged personal story-writing as a way to provide the first drafts of history, uncover the stories that often go missing—particularly those from poor and minority communities—and to promote an insider perspective on people, problems and possibilities in a community, neighborhood and city.
9th Annual CCICS Alumni Breakfast Mixer
Oct. 12, 2019
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies hosted the 9th Annual CCICS Alumni Breakfast Mixer for alumni, as well as past and current faculty and staff. Inner City Studies alumnus Honorable Judge John Steele (ret.) was recognized for his accomplishments, and former instructor and CCICS supporter Honorable Judge Bernetta Bush (ret.) provided remarks.