Past Events

Past Lectures/Symposia/Events:

November 29: CBS News' Alex Wagner on Race, Identity, and Belonging

November 26: Creating an Equitable City 

November 1: Ruth Knee Lecture presented by Gregory Boyle "The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness"

October 25: "America to Me" Screening and Panel Conversation with Filmmaker and Local Education Leaders

October 18: Ghosts in the Schoolyard by professor Eve Ewing - Official Launch Party

October 9: Campus Conversation on the Jason Van Dyke Trial Verdict

October 3, 2018: Campus conversation on the Laquan McDonald shooting & Jason Van Dyke murder trial

September 26, 2018: DeRay Mckesson On the Other Side of Freedom Book Tour

May 21, 2018: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men: Shifting Sexualities and HIV Health Implications

May 18, 2018: We Can Do More: What has been done and what still needs to be done for Puerto Rico at the local and national level

May 10, 2018: Grief as Resistance II: Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in Colombia and Chicago

April 26, 2018: Lessons Learned and Stripes Earned: What to Do When a Survivor Sits on Your Couch

April 19, 2018: 2018 Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life

April 17, 2018: Scheduling for Success in Retail Forum: Findings from a Study of the Gap, Inc.

April 16, 2018: Let's Get Free: Music, Mass Incarceration, and the Right to (Re)Make the City

April 12, 2018: Todd Clear: Including Violent Crimes in Plans for Prison Reform

March 29, 2018: ConverSSAtions: Suspensions and Expulsions: Children of Color in Early Childhood Programs

March 26, 2018: The Safety Net that AIDS Activism Built

February 17, 2018: Strengthening the social worker's political voice and influence against the rise of overt racism

February 13, 2018: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

January 25, 2018: Urban Readers Series - Matthew Epperson "Smart Decarceration" - Ronald Simpson Bey

November 2-4, 2017: Smart Decarceration Initiative 2nd National Conference

October 20 and October 21, 2017: AMP the Base: SSA's Impact Conference

October 19, 2017: Born in Prison: The Intergenerational Legacy of Maternal Incarceration

October 10, 2017: Try-Me's Cafe Grand Opening Tasting Party

September 28, 2017: Bringing Refugees to America: Obama and Trump Administration Policies

July 12, 2017: 2017 Yamaguchi Lecture: Authoring a Life: Narrative Identity, Redemption, and Donald J. Trump

June 1, 2017: Strides for Peace Run/Walk 2017

May 31, 2017: Detention of Asylum Seekers in South Texas: Causes, Effects, and Responses on the Ground

May 25, 2017: Grief as Resistance: Racialized State of Violence and the Politics of Black Motherhood in the Americas

April 4 - May 16: Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

May 10, 2017: A Morning with Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

May 10, 2017: Steven C. Hayes, PhD: The Psychological Foundations of Objectification and Dehumanization

May 5, 2017:  Global Anti-Blackness and Anti-Immigrant Politics: Lessons from the Dominican Republic

April 26, 2017:  The Mind-Gut Connection

March 30, 2017: Hidden Figures of SSA: Honoring our Trailblazers and Inspiring our Future

February 28, 2017: The Ruth Knee Lecture 

February 1 and 15, 2017Social Justice Talks 2017

January 25, 2017: ConverSSAtions Panel on Gun Violence: Community Impact and Response

January 18, 2017: Inaugural Implications Panel Discussion

January 9, 2017: Violence, Racism and Urban America

January 3, 2017: Academic Freedom and Diversity Panel

November 11: Veterans Day 2016: A Conversation Marie Tillman

October 22, 2016: Illuminating (In)Justice Series: "Proximity Matters: Undoing Mass Incarceration and the Critical Role of People most Affected" 

October 17, 2016: E. Summerson Carr and Michael Lempert - Scale: Discourse and Dimensions of Social Life at the Seminary Co-op

October 14, 2016: The 2016 Social Justice Address: "Perspectives on Environmental Injustice in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis."

October 14, 2016: The Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture: "Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Real-World Settings:  Teacher-Child Interaction Training–Universal (TCIT-U) as an Exemplar."

September 1, 2016: UChicago SSA Collaboration with China to Build the Social Work Profession: Hong Kong launch event

August 30, 2016: UChicago SSA Collaboration with China to Build the Social Work Profession: Beijing launch event

June 22, 2016: Town Hall on the Health and Human Services Transformation

June 7, 2016Deputy Dean for Curriculum & David and Mary Winton Green Professor Tina Rzepnicki's Retirement Reception

May 26, 2016The Fifth Annual SHINE Event: "Black Male Sexuality, Respectability Politics and HIV Policy." For details, please click here.

May 25, 2016: Paper Tigers moving screening and discussion. Register here.

May 19, 2016: Washington DC Area SSA Alumni Rooftop Soirée.

May 11, 2016: Crook County: Book discussion by author, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

May 10, 2016: On the Table

April 15, 2016: On Liberation: A Conversation with Jennicet Gutiérrez

April 15, 2016: A New Day One Book Signing and Conversation

April 13, 2016: "A Legacy Ignored: African Americans' Parallel System of Social Work/Welfare during the Progressive Era" 

March 28, 2016: "Making a Killing" Documentary Screening and Panel

March 23, 2016:  Working Public with David Brooks

February 20, 2016: Phenomenal Black Women and Girls symposium

January 27, 2016: Illuminating (In)Justice Series


Integrating the Inner City: Chicago Public Housing Past, Present and Future 

Reversing Mass Incarceration Lecture

City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange featuring Professor Robert Chaskin

Global Perspectives on Adolescent Health and Economic Strengthening Conference: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom Summer After 50 Years: Looking Back & Looking Forward

2014 ConverSSAtions Series 

Health Leads presents Sickcare vs. Healthcare: Envisioning a Healthy Chicago 

Social Innovations Conference 

Black Young Men in America: Rising above a Social and Racial Prejudice, Trauma, and Educational Disparities

Technology and the Rising Cost of Health Care: A Paradigm Shift 

Navigating the Cultural Divide: Bridging the Gap Between our Professional, Public and Private Selves

Tampa Harper Lecture with Virginia Parks – Jobs and Politics: Urban Grassroots Responses 

Social Exclusion: The Marginalization of African Americans in Health Care, Housing and Employment

Poverty, Promise, & Possibility Lecture Series

Sexual Identity, Health and Stigma in India: Traditional Statuses and Western Influences