WBEZ | University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration http://www.wbez.org/content/university-chicago-school-social-service-administration Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Migrant Rights in an Era of Globalization: The Mexico-U.S. Case http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-12/migrant-rights-era-globalization-mexico-us-case <p><p>Symposium panelists will discuss the political economy of transnational labor citizenship and emigrant/immigrant organizing in the United States.</p><p>Featured speakers include: <strong>Alejandra Ancheita</strong>, Executive Director of Proyecto de&nbsp;Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, A.C (PRODESC), Mexico City; <strong>Oscar Chacon</strong>, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latino and Caribbean Communities; <strong>Margaret Gray</strong>, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Adelphi University; <strong>Dante Gomez</strong>, Mexican Consulate in Chicago; <strong>Neil Guterman</strong>, Dean and Mose &amp; Sylvia Firestone Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; <strong>Jose Luis Gutierrez</strong>, Federación de Michoacanos; <strong>Emilio Kourí</strong>, Associate Professor of Latin American History, University of Chicago; <strong>Gerardo Otero</strong>, Professor of Sociology and Associate Member of the Latin American Studies Program at Simon Fraser University; <strong>Virginia Parks</strong>, Associate Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; <strong>William Sites</strong>, Associate Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; <strong>Roger Waldinger</strong>, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles; <strong>Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro</strong>, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.</p><p>This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago&rsquo;s School of Social Service Administration, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, the Human Rights Program of the University of Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.</p></p> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:17:03 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-12/migrant-rights-era-globalization-mexico-us-case Reforming Urban Schools at Scale http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-20/reforming-urban-schools-scale <p><p>This Poverty, Promise, and Possibility event features <strong>Charles Payne</strong>, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.&nbsp;Payne is the author of <em>Getting What We Ask For: The Ambiguity of Success and Failure In Urban Education</em> (1984) and <em>I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement</em> (1995). The latter has won awards from the Southern Regional Council, Choice Magazine, the Simon Wisenthal Center and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America. He is co-author of <em>Debating the Civil Rights Movement</em> (1999) and co-editor of <em>Time Longer Than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, 1850-1950</em> (2003).</p><p>This&nbsp;public discussion&nbsp;is part of Poverty, Promise, and Possibility, an initiative from the University of Chicago that represents a bold and timely effort to bring together the University&rsquo;s scholarly resources on issues of poverty in new, more publicly accessible, and more socially relevant ways. The aim is to highlight the useable knowledge available through the University for the purpose of illuminating both the pressing problems of poverty in our area and the practical steps that local communities can take to address such problems.</p></p> Sun, 02 Jan 2011 15:13:39 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-20/reforming-urban-schools-scale The Social Determinants of Urban Health http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-12-01/social-determinants-urban-health <p><p>The <a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/aboutssa/poverty_promise_possibility.shtml">Poverty, Promise, and Possibility</a> initiative from the University of Chicago represents a bold and timely effort to bring together the University&rsquo;s scholarly resources on issues of poverty in new, more publicly accessible, and more socially relevant ways. The aim is to highlight the useable knowledge available through the University for the purpose of illuminating both the pressing problems of poverty in our area and the practical steps that local communities can take to address such problems.</p><p>As part of our free public discussion, <strong>Dr. Eric E. Whitaker</strong> will present on &quot;The Social Determinants of Urban Health.&quot; Dr. Whitaker is the Executive Vice President, Strategic Affiliations and Associate Dean of Community-based Research at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). He is responsible for leading the UCMC&rsquo;s Urban Health Initiative, linking the Medical Center&rsquo;s mission of patient care, teaching and research for the purpose of improving the health of South Side residents.</p></p> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:28:02 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-12-01/social-determinants-urban-health Poverty and Urban Schooling http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-11/poverty-and-urban-schooling <p><p>Poverty and Urban Schooling with Timothy Knowles, John Dewey Director and Clinical Professor, the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute.<br /><br />This event is part of a series of public discussions titled &quot;Poverty, Promise, and Possibility&quot; hosted by the University of Chicago.<br /><br />For more information, <a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/aboutssa/poverty_promise_possibility.shtml">visit the initiative's website</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:41:24 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-11/poverty-and-urban-schooling