Prof. Seligman to give the Provost/UWM Libraries Social Justice Lecture

History department chair Amanda I. Seligman is giving the Provost/UWM Libraries Social Justice lecture on Friday, February 26, at 3 p.m. Her topic is “Making Social Justice with the Neighbors: How Block Clubs Shaped Chicago.”

welcome sign for 70th Wabash Block Club

Professor Seligman examines how Chicago neighbors have used block clubs to make social justice together for a century. By combining Do-It-Yourself labor with strategic appeals for government assistance, Chicagoans have worked out a method for remediating social injustices and shaping the city to address their needs.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Accommodations for people with disabilities can be made if requested ahead of time by calling 414-229-6202.

Public parking is available in the UWM Union parking garage.