San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join UIC’s Social Justice Initiative for:
Eyes on the Prize:
America's Civil Rights Movement
Every Monday @ 6pm
Pop Up JUST Art (PUJA)
729 W Maxwell
*space is wheelchair accessible*
Monday, April 28th
The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80)
In the 1970s, anti-discrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy.
Monday, May 5th
Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s)
Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community -- pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment -- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor.