Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in IL

Chicago, IL

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“Storming the Gates:
The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois”

NOVEMBER 21, 2013

DePaul University Loop Campus
14 E. Jackson Blvd., Daley Building
Lower Level Theatre (LL102)
5:00pm Reception
5:30-8pm Program
The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

DePaul University School for New Learning, as part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, will host a screening and panel discussion of the “Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois.” This powerful documentary chronicles the ongoing history of Blacks and Latinos in Illinois higher education. This video was produced by Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) in partnership with the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). Post-screening discussants include:

Elizabeth Ortiz
Vice President – DePaul University Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Leodis Scott
Adjunct Faculty and Research Associate –  DePaul University School for New Learning

Leonard Ramirez
Director of Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program – University of Illinois at Chicago

D.J. Wells
Adjunct GSU faculty and Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Urban Health Program – University of Illinois at Chicago

Kurtis Todd
Campus Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty – DePaul University and Former Chair of ICBCHE

FACILITATED BY:
John LittleJohn, Jr., MAEA
Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University School for New Learning
Office of Diversity Initiatives, Columbia College Chicago
Doctoral Candidate in Adult Higher Education and Leadership

More Details at: www.snl.depaul.edu/40 and snlevents@depaul.edu

This event is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning Adult Men of Color, Africa Diaspora Committee Third Thursdays; the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity; DePaul Black Leadership Coalition (DPUBLC); and Hispanic Initiatives.