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February 2018

Racism, Resistance & Free Speech Twitter Chat

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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STAY WOKE: The Black Lives Matter Movement

February 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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March 2018

Stories on Race in the Classroom

March 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smart Museum, 5550 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Which pedagogical strategies can be used to address race in the classroom? What are the dynamics that arise when considering race alongside "traditional" academic roles (student, teacher, student-teacher)? * * * Join the Race and Pedagogy Working Group at the Smart Museum of Art for an evening of stories on race in the classroom. Inspired by 2017–2018 Interpreter in Residence Emmanuel Pratt’s methods of regenerative placemaking, this event will encourage participants to think through the effects of the physical space…

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Black Women and State Violence

March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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April 2018

Al Jazeera “Stream”: MLK’s Legacy and the Lessons He Taught

April 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Jenn will discuss the radical work of MLK's legacy and how the current political moment shapes up to his vision.

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August 2018

Panelist at the KICP Space Explorers Summer Institute: The City of Tomorrow!

August 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are celebrating (and documenting) the impact and success of the KICP Space Explorers Program. Since 1991, the Space Explorers Program has provided deep and meaningful experiences to over four hundred urban youth and one hundred scientists-mentors. Space Explorers has been a signature program of the KICP since its inception as a NSF Physics Frontier Center in 2001. The milestone of the 25th Anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate, document achievements and look forward to the future.  

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Facilitator at #MeTooPoliSci at APSA Annual Meeting

August 29, 2018
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Gardner Room, 39 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02199 United States
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Lunch session: Breaking Out of the Ivory Tower (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Facilitated by Jenn Jackson (University of Chicago) A conversation about directing university resources to youth-led and other resistance movements.

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September 2018

Panelist: The Black Politician: Who Is Working For Us?

September 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Crain Communications Building, 150 North Michigan
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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We heard 20th Ward alderman Willie Cochran's words loud and clear at the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus fundraiser on July 25. "They must not know we got gangsters in here." Cochran said this to the organizers who interrupted the Black Caucus cocktail hour in protest of the city's plans for a $95-million police training academy on the West Side - a plan that received overwhelming support from the aldermen in City Council. This left us wondering: What does it mean to be…

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Panelist: Tolchin Symposium at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government in Arlington, VA

September 27, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Schar School of Policy, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr,
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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October 2018

Panelist at the #SpeakTruth Summit – A Conference For Women of Color By Women of Color

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Chicago State University

Jenn will be on a panel on Thursday, October 20th entitled "Supporting Problematic PoC." (10:20 AM) This panel will explore the possible reasons of why women of color seem to support men of color in the public realm (i.e. R. Kelly, Bill Cosby) as well as in their personal lives who have proven harmful. This panel will unpack the "We must support our own at all cost" phenomenon, its roots and causes. ​ Event Summary: The Impact Alliance, Chicago Black Women…

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