Arts

Timuel D. Black: 100 Years of Music and Memories

Celebrate the 100th Birthday of historian, educator and activist, Timuel D. Black, with a concert of music representing genres enjoyed by Mr. Black over his 100 years of living. The afternoon will include remarks and tributes by the Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and friends, students and admirers of Tim Black. Dinner, drinks and birthday cake will be served.

Immortality for All: A Trilogy of Films about Russian Cosmism

Today the Russian philosophy known as Cosmism has been largely forgotten. Its utopian tenets–combining Western Enlightenment with Eastern philosophy, Russian Orthodox traditions with Marxism–inspired many key Soviet thinkers until they fell victim to Stalinist repression. In this three-part film project, artist Anton Vidokle probes Cosmism’s influence on the twentieth century and suggests its relevance to the present day.

Immortality for All: A Trilogy of Films about Russian Cosmism

Today the Russian philosophy known as Cosmism has been largely forgotten. Its utopian tenets–combining Western Enlightenment with Eastern philosophy, Russian Orthodox traditions with Marxism–inspired many key Soviet thinkers until they fell victim to Stalinist repression. In this three-part film project, artist Anton Vidokle probes Cosmism’s influence on the twentieth century and suggests its relevance to the present day.

Performance and Fragility in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

Conversations in Hemispheric Performance Series Presents:

Performance and Fragility in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

Panel:
Awilda Rodríguez Lora (Puerto Rican artist)
Awilda Sterling-Duprey (Puerto Rican artist)
Marlène Ramírez-Cancio (New York University)
Ramón Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University

Moderator: Danielle Roper (University of Chicago)

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
5733 S. University Avenue
Community Room, 1st floor

Mysteries with a Mission: Michael Nava talks about his Henry Rios mystery novels

Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of seven crime novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. The Rios novels won six Lambda Literary awards and Nava was called by the New York Times, “one of our best.” In 2001, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award in LGBT literature. A native Californian and the grandson of Mexican immigrants, he divides his time between San Francisco and Palm Springs.

Podcast Info Session

We are looking to revive our semi-dormant podcast, The Radius, and we need your help! We hope that the podcast will be a venue for students to create, produce, and share unique and compelling content on sexuality and gender issues.

If you have an interest in gender and sexuality and/or an itch to get into the world of podcasting and radio, come to this informational meeting to see how you can become involved. We'll go over episode ideas, production details, and our tentative timelines, as well as answering any questions you may have.

Sweet Honey in the Rock with the University Chorus and Women's Ensemble

The female a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock has used the power of music to advocate for justice, freedom, and democracy since the 1970s. Their performances of spirituals, blues, gospel, and related world music have garnered international acclaim. The vibrant and versatile group performs alongside the University of Chicago Chorus and Women’s Ensemble and the Chicago Children's Choir Hyde Park Presto in Sweet Honey's very first concert of a one- year residency.