Reparations: Universalism and the African American Struggle for Autonomy
Join Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua for the next presentation in the Olive Spannaus Education Series, “Reparations: Universalism and the African American Struggle for Autonomy” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Mansion Library.
Dr. Cha-Jua is a professor of African-American Studies and History at the University of Illinois. After his talk, there will be a Q&A.
$5/person. Register here by Nov. 7. All sales are final.
If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua teaches in the departments of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois.
He authored America’s First Black Town, Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915; Sankofa: Racial Formation and Transformation, Toward a Theory of African American History and co-edited Race Struggles with Theodore Koditschek and Helen Neville. He has also published scores of articles in leading journals.
Cha-Jua has been President of the National Council for Black Studies (2011-2012, 2012-2014), Senior Editor of The Black Scholar (2011-2015) and Associate Editor of the Journal of African American History (2015-2018). Since September 2015, he has written a biweekly Op-Ed commentary, “RealTalk: A Black Perspective” for the News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois.
Dr. Cha-Jua is a founding scholar/trainer of the Policing in a Multiracial Society Program (PSMP). Started in 2012, PSMP provides systematic anti-racial bias education and training for police recruits attending the University of Illinois’s Police Training Institute (PTI) and researches the racial attitudes of police and the effectiveness of anti-racist training.
Cha-Jua has been engaged with local and national Black liberation movement organizations since his teen years. He has been a member of the executive board of the St. Louis-based Organization for Black Struggle (OBS), a member of the National Council of the Black Radical Congress (BRC) and is an organizer for the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM).
Olive Spannaus Education Series
Made possible through a gift from Fred Spannaus and Connie Requarth in memory of Olive Wise Spannaus (1916-2018), the Olive Spannaus Education Series highlights underrepresented communities in art, nature, and history, through sessions led by members of those communities.