HYDE PARK — The University of Chicago groups are spending Thursday getting students pumped up and educated before expected protests on campus and across the city during Donald Trump's inauguration as president on Friday.
The university’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality are hosting "Re:Action," an activism fair, book exchange and free workshop series, starting at 2 p.m. Thursday on campus at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
“Many people have expressed that they were deeply affected by the presidential campaign and the results, along with an interest in becoming more active in creating progressive change,” said Michael Dawson, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, in an announcement of the event. “Re:Action will provide opportunities for the University of Chicago community to connect with local organizations and activist groups working on issues relevant to and with people impacted by the national political climate and a Trump presidency.”
The event starts with an open fair where people can connect with 40 organizations on issues they care about or stop by the book exchange to trade titles on radical politics, theory and history.
Lauren Ash, artist-in-residence at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, will lead a 2 p.m. workshop titled “Movement, Meditation and Mindfulness.”
At 4:30 p.m. there will be a free screening of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.”
A mixer for activists will follow from 6-8 p.m.
A full schedule is available online.
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