Events

United for Equality Meeting

Date: August 16, 2018

5th event in a series to bring parent leaders together across communities!

Place: Oakwood Shores Community Center, 3825 South Vincennes Ave., Chicago

Sponsored by: Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO); The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships at the Steans Center; Enlace; Community Organizing for Family Issues (COFI); Women and Gender Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse; the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Women’s Center with a grant from the DePaul Vincentian Endowment Fund.

Digital Stories Showing

Date: May 24, 2018

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Parents from Enlace and Community Organizing and Family Issues will show the digital stories that they produced in partnership with Prof. Lisa Dush’s Digital Storytelling students.

Place: COFI Headquarters, 1436 W Randolph St #4, Chicago, IL 60607

Sponsored by: The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships at the Steans Center; Enlace; Community Organizing for Family Issues (COFI); Women and Gender Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse; the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Women’s Center with a grant from the DePaul Vincentian Endowment Fund.

Little Village Hunger Strikers Event

Date: March 1, 2018

Location: Little Village Lawndale High School

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Parent/family leaders will share their stories of struggle, successes and lessons learned in their work to achieve quality education for their children.

Place: Little Village Lawndale High School, 3120 S. Kostner Ave, Chicago, in the Cone

Sponsored by: The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships at the Steans Center; Enlace; Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO); Family Focus; Community Organizing for Family Issues (COFI); Women and Gender Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse; the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Women’s Center with a grant from the DePaul Vincentian Endowment Fund.

Event Flyer (English)

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2018 School Closures Discussion

Date: November 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: DePaul Student Center, Room 325

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CPS to Announce 2018 School Closures on December 1st! ARE WE READY?

Spanish translator, childcare and refreshments will be provided. For more information call or email Lourdes Sullivan: (773) 325-8963 or lsulli17@depaul.edu.

Location: Student Center, Room 325, DePaul University, 2250 North Sheffield Ave. (Free parking with voucher at garage—2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)

Sponsored by: The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships at the Steans Center; Women and Gender Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Women’s Center, with a grant from the DePaul Vincentian Endowment Fund.

Event Flyer (English)

Rosie Simpson Event: Reflections on the 1963 CPS Boycott

Date: September 26, 2017

Location: Cortelyou Commons

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Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnership presents CHICAGO AS A MOSAIC Speaker Series event…

Rosie Simpson 

In 1963, black parents in Chicago demanded that their children have access to the same type of learning facilities as their white counterparts. Schools in African American communities were seriously over crowded. Rather than integrating existing public schools or building new ones, Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis brought in mobile schools known as “Willis Wagons.” Black parents throughout Chicago refused to have their students learn in inferior facilities and organized the 1963 CPS Boycott. One of those parents was Rosie Simpson.

Rosie led a series of protests at the site in Englewood where the Willis wagons were to be placed. She is a great example of what it means for parents to mobilize and disrupt structures and actions that seek to disempower them and disenfranchise their children.

Co-sponsored by: African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Department , Latin American and Latino Studies Department , the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Women’s Center.