Past Events

Past Lectures/Symposia/Events:

2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011


 February 6, 2020: Lost and Found: Young fathers in the age of unwed parenthood with Dean Deborah Gorman-Smith at the Seminary Co-op

January 21, 2020: Race, Space, and the Built Environment: Exploring the Intersection of Place and Social (In)Justice

January 17, 2020: SSA at SSWR in Washington, DC


December 2, 2019: What Justice Looks like with Assistant Professor Yanilda González

November 21, 2019: Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work with Assistant Professor Shantá R. Robinson at the Seminary Co-op

November 17, 2019: UChicago Harper Lecture featuring Angela S. García "Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law." 

November 13, 2019George Glaster: Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves

November 8, 2019: Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health 3rd Annual Conference

October 25, 2019: Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law. with Angela García at the Seminary Co-op

October 17, 2019: Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

September 25: The Power of Prosecutors in the Decarceration Movement

June 6 - 9, 2019: Alumni Weekend

May 23, 2019: Shaping a Science in Social Work Book Launch

May 17, 2019: The Opioid Crisis and Older Adults: Prescription to Addiction

May 14, 2019: On the Table: Memo to the Mayor

May 10, 2019: Rights for Women in Prison and the UN Bangkok Rules: A Global Symposium

May 8, 2019: Lisa Damour: Under Pressure: Addressing the Rise of Stress and Anxiety in Youth

May 4, 2019: Justice Works Symposium: Envisioning a Transformed Justice System

May 2, 2019: Are Municipal IDs the Key to Urban Inclusion?

April 25, 2019: An American Summer with Alex Kotlowitz

April 24, 2019: Designing a new path forward: The social work agenda for Chicago's first black female mayor.

April 23, 2019: Carol Gilligan: In a Different Voice: Act II

April 16, 2019: The 2019 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar: "Being Muslim: Race, Gender, and Islam in America"

April 9, 2019: Red Round Globe Hot Burning panel and discussion

March 7: Understanding Suicide’s Allure: A Professional and Personal Perspective

March 2: Boot Camp Brunch

February 20: Dr. W. Thomas Boyce: The Orchid and The Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

January 16: Space, Equity and Lessons Learned from the Housing Field


December 7: Webinar: New Results for the Stable Scheduling Study

November 29: CBS News' Alex Wagner on Race, Identity, and Belonging

November 26: Creating an Equitable City 

November 1: Ruth Knee Lecture presented by Gregory Boyle "The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness"

October 25: "America to Me" Screening and Panel Conversation with Filmmaker and Local Education Leaders

October 18: Ghosts in the Schoolyard by professor Eve L. Ewing - Official Launch Party

October 9: Campus Conversation on the Jason Van Dyke Trial Verdict

October 3: Campus conversation on the Laquan McDonald shooting & Jason Van Dyke murder trial

September 26: DeRay Mckesson On the Other Side of Freedom Book Tour

May 21: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men: Shifting Sexualities and HIV Health Implications

May 18: We Can Do More: What has been done and what still needs to be done for Puerto Rico at the local and national level

May 10: Grief as Resistance II: Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in Colombia and Chicago

April 26: Lessons Learned and Stripes Earned: What to Do When a Survivor Sits on Your Couch

April 19: 2018 Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life

April 17: Scheduling for Success in Retail Forum: Findings from a Study of the Gap, Inc.

April 16: Let's Get Free: Music, Mass Incarceration, and the Right to (Re)Make the City

April 12: Todd Clear: Including Violent Crimes in Plans for Prison Reform

March 29: ConverSSAtions: Suspensions and Expulsions: Children of Color in Early Childhood Programs

March 26: The Safety Net that AIDS Activism Built

February 17: Strengthening the social worker's political voice and influence against the rise of overt racism

February 13: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

January 25: Urban Readers Series - Matthew Epperson "Smart Decarceration" - Ronald Simpson Bey


November 2-4: Smart Decarceration Initiative 2nd National Conference

October 20 and October 21: AMP the Base: SSA's Impact Conference

October 19: Born in Prison: The Intergenerational Legacy of Maternal Incarceration

October 10: Try-Me's Cafe Grand Opening Tasting Party

September 28: Bringing Refugees to America: Obama and Trump Administration Policies

July 12: 2017 Yamaguchi Lecture: Authoring a Life: Narrative Identity, Redemption, and Donald J. Trump

June 1: Strides for Peace Run/Walk 2017

May 31: Detention of Asylum Seekers in South Texas: Causes, Effects, and Responses on the Ground

May 25: Grief as Resistance: Racialized State of Violence and the Politics of Black Motherhood in the Americas

April 4 - May 16: Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

May 10: A Morning with Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

May 10: Steven C. Hayes, PhD: The Psychological Foundations of Objectification and Dehumanization

May 5:  Global Anti-Blackness and Anti-Immigrant Politics: Lessons from the Dominican Republic

April 26:  The Mind-Gut Connection

March 30: Hidden Figures of SSA: Honoring our Trailblazers and Inspiring our Future

February 28: The Ruth Knee Lecture 

February 1 and 15: Social Justice Talks 2017

January 25: ConverSSAtions Panel on Gun Violence: Community Impact and Response

January 18: Inaugural Implications Panel Discussion

January 9: Violence, Racism and Urban America

January 3: Academic Freedom and Diversity Panel


November 11: Veterans Day 2016: A Conversation Marie Tillman

October 22: Illuminating (In)Justice Series: "Proximity Matters: Undoing Mass Incarceration and the Critical Role of People most Affected" 

October 17: E. Summerson Carr and Michael Lempert - Scale: Discourse and Dimensions of Social Life at the Seminary Co-op

October 14: The 2016 Social Justice Address: "Perspectives on Environmental Injustice in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis."

October 14: The Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture: "Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Real-World Settings:  Teacher-Child Interaction Training–Universal (TCIT-U) as an Exemplar."

September 1: UChicago SSA Collaboration with China to Build the Social Work Profession: Hong Kong launch event

August 30: UChicago SSA Collaboration with China to Build the Social Work Profession: Beijing launch event

June 22: Town Hall on the Health and Human Services Transformation

June 7: Deputy Dean for Curriculum & David and Mary Winton Green Professor Tina Rzepnicki's Retirement Reception

May 26: The Fifth Annual SHINE Event: "Black Male Sexuality, Respectability Politics and HIV Policy." For details, please click here.

May 25: Paper Tigers moving screening and discussion. Register here.

May 19: Washington DC Area SSA Alumni Rooftop Soirée.

May 11: Crook County: Book discussion by author, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

May 10: On the Table

April 15: On Liberation: A Conversation with Jennicet Gutiérrez

April 15: A New Day One Book Signing and Conversation

April 13: "A Legacy Ignored: African Americans' Parallel System of Social Work/Welfare during the Progressive Era" 

March 28: "Making a Killing" Documentary Screening and Panel

March 23:  Working Public with David Brooks

February 20: Phenomenal Black Women and Girls symposium

January 27: Illuminating (In)Justice Series


December 3: Integrating the Inner City: Chicago Public Housing Past, Present and Future 

September 9: Reversing Mass Incarceration Lecture


May 13: Global Perspectives on Adolescent Health and Economic Strengthening Conference: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

May 12-13: Freedom Summer After 50 Years: Looking Back & Looking Forward

April 26: Health Leads presents Sickcare vs. Healthcare: Envisioning a Healthy Chicago 

April 24: ConverSSAtions Series - Communicating the Impact of Social Work: What Matters in Social Services?  

March 6: ConverSSAtions Series - Healthcare: The Times: They are a Changing

February 15: Black Young Men in America: Rising above a Social and Racial Prejudice, Trauma, and Educational Disparities

January 28: ConverSSAtions Series - Chicago's Violence Problem: How Social-Emotional Learning Can Provide Promise for the City


March 23: Navigating the Cultural Divide: Bridging the Gap Between our Professional, Public and Private Selves

March 2: Technology and the Rising Cost of Health Care: A Paradigm Shift 

February 17: Tampa Harper Lecture with Virginia Parks – Jobs and Politics: Urban Grassroots Responses 


July 12: Poverty, Promise, & Possibility Lecture Series

February 18: Social Exclusion: The Marginalization of African Americans in Health Care, Housing and Employment


August 13: Sexual Identity, Health and Stigma in India: Traditional Statuses and Western Influences