The 49th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists 

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The 49th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) will be held in Chicago, Illinois, March 14-17, 2018, at the W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel. NCOBPS was founded in 1969, and is an academic non-profit association of scholars and other specialists of African and African American politics. Throughout its existence, the organization has critically challenged institutional racism, and other systemic inequities inside and outside the academy.

The 49th Annual Meeting of NCOBPS will attract several hundred participants in over 50 panels, forums and roundtables centered on the theme, “Race and the Environment: Agency, Survival, and the Continuing Challenges of Black Inequalities.” The meeting will feature three community forums:

Thursday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The Black Environment: Gentrification, Community Development, and the
Obama Library

Great Room, 6th Floor, W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel, 644 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Panelists Include:

Dr. Carol Adams, University of Chicago Community Advisory Board

Harold Lucas, Historic Bronzeville Chicago Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council

  1. Anton Seals, Director of Grow Greater Englewood

Calvin Holmes, Director of the Chicago Community Loan Fund

Moderators: Ruthie Moore, Mikva Challenge and WVON, and Robert Starks, Northeastern Center for Inner City Studies

Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m .- 10:15 a.m.

The New Black Chicago Politics

Great Room, 6th Floor, W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel, 644 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Panelists Include: Todd St Hill, Black Youth Project100

Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan Jackson, Chicago State University and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Robert Starks, Northeastern University, Center for Inner City Studies

Moderator: Valerie C. Johnson, DePaul University

Saturday, March 17, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Redistricting and the 2018 Midterm Election

The Drs. Charles V. and Dona C. Hamilton Institute for Research and Civic Involvement, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois

Khalilah Brown-Dean, Quinnipiac University

Niambi M. Carter, Howard University

Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Stanley Watkins, Former Chief of Staff, Congressman Bobby Rush

Moderator: Valerie C. Johnson, DePaul University

 

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