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Unapologetically black: Racial justice from MLK to BLM

Join us at our Chicago Campus for a free panel discussion on contemporary racial justice organizing.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is most heavily associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century that sought to end de facto and de jure racial discrimination and other forms of racial and economic injustice throughout the nation. Since the death of Trayvon Martin we’ve seen a different kind of civil rights movement. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology brings together a dynamic group of modern activists to have a nuanced discussion on the historical context behind today’s racial justice movements and how it is related to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. The discussion will touch on the topics of respectability politics, the place of women within the current movement, the difference in leadership styles/outreach, and how this plays out in terms of the dominant narratives about black millennials.


Janaé Bonsu, national policy chair, Black Youth Project 100, a collective of Black activists and organizers aged 18 to 35 dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.

Allen Linton, University of Chicago Ph.D. student, member of the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics

Brianna Tong, lead organizer, IIRON Student Network, a Chicago organization that brings together students at colleges across the city who are fighting for economic, racial, and gender justice, both on campus and off.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
12 – 1:30 p.m.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells, Room 407/412
Chicago, IL 60654
To register: or 312.467.2356