Keynote speaker Richard Gutman, an attorney who helped lead the legal fight against the Red Squad, will join historians, and organization member to address controversies surrounding the Red Squad’s records, including the constitutionality of surveillance and the subjective nature of the data collected.
Join us for some tea and talk about the cross-cultural love Mah Jongg! In this discussion, the Chicago Chinese community shares its history and rich connection with the game they warmly refer to as “M. J.”
In the 1920s and 1930s, pioneering musicians like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey used suggestive lyrics and tongue-in-cheek performances to express their fluid sexuality. In this program, Sharon Bridgforth and Dr. Omi Osun Joni L.