Here are some recent online and in-person presentations I’ve given at College of DuPage and at local public libraries.

Global Chats: COVID-19 Focus: A Sociological Look at COVID-19

An online discussion of the pandemic, from a sociological perspective, with Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education program at College of DuPage. July 2, 2020.

Systemic Racism in America: Understanding Our Racial Past and Present

An online talk for Messenger Public Library in North Aurora, IL. February 22, 2021.

White Resistance: Understanding the Obstacles to Change

From the attempted coup on January 6, to decreased support for Black Lives Matter, to new limits on the discussion of race in classrooms, we are experiencing a wave of White resistance to racial equality. This talk explores this resistance and offers sociological analyses to help us better understand where we are, how we got here, and how we can move forward. An online talk for Messenger Public Library in North Aurora, IL, on November 1, 2021.

Helping Students Write and Talk about Race

An online professional development workshop I led with colleagues in English, Justice Studies, and the college’s writing center. February 23, 2022.

Race in the Suburbs: The Protection of Privilege

An online presentation by me and Prof. Melissa Mouritsen on the role of race in the concentration of wealth and poverty in the Chicago suburbs. March 21, 2022.

The Movie Continues … The Movement Continues … Fred Hampton Jr, Akua Njeri, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party

Black Panther Party Cubs Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, BPPC Advisory Board member Akua Njeri address the legacy of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. Hampton Jr and Njeri are the son and widow of slain activist Fred Hampton. March 23, 2022.