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.
Due to the current pandemic, we are not accepting reservation request until further notice. Feel free to check back here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.
Upcoming Events at CCICS
The CCICS Third Annual Poetry Slam: Let your Mind Speak
6-7:30 p.m. 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.
Past Events at CCICS
Vision and Action: Celebrating Black Women Faculty at NEIU's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
6:30-8 p.m. 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.