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UChicago Disorientation 2011

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uchicago
disorientation
2011

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Abigthanks
toall

Over
thecourse
offouryears,
you'll
likely
bump
upagainst
thequestion
"what

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. possible
:

amIdoing
here?"again
andagain,
Many
ofyouarehere
because
ofthe
strangeness
andintellectual
eclecticism
thatciaims
todefine
theUofC;others
perhaps
thepromise
ofanelite
education;
and
others
be~ause
itwasonyour
listandyougotin.Inevitably
these
reasons
willchange
asyouencounter
reality
andyoumight
feelalittle
...disoriented.
We're
heretohelp
thatprocess
and
help
youthrough
it

ALetter

OntheInstitution
This
isWhere
You
Live
Policing
andGentrification
Trustees
Getting
Your
Tuition
Back
Research
Websites
People
toKnow

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contributors:
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AZ-Bec-Caropg12
Craig-Dani
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Danya
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Jonathan
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Activism
Lucy
-Malic
-Ricky
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ARadhistory
ofUoC
pg19
Tones-Tmo-TRex
7years
ofcampus
politics
pg26
. Zee
Doacademics
have
political
responsibil
ities
? pg27
Ongoing
Activist
Campaigns
pg28
Those
who
Organizing
Orgs
pg30
On
.Living
&Community
Campus
Map
Biking
Mental
health
Thoughts
from
aoldUCbuddy
Trans
campus
survival
guide
QPOC@UC
Campus
Communities
ofFaith

You
should
probably
know
Chicago
Map
Being
aDecent
Human
Soyouwanna
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Let's
Talk
About
Class
Male
Privilege
White
AllyChecklist
Cultural
Appropriation
Sexual
assault

inspired
and
guided
us,many
ofwhom
are
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listed
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Zinesters
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whose
ideas
and
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words
we've
pg45
borrowed
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YOU,
forreading
thisandpassing
it
along
toyour
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friends.
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SoJustGl~ary

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pg58

Reirnagining
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8

WeputthisDisorientation
Guide
together
asatestament
tothediversity
of
lives
thathappen
here.
We're
alloftheopinion
thatifyou're
notculture
shocked
when
you
firstarrive,
you're
doing
itwrong.
Wecome
from
radically
different
experiences,
and
have
equally
diverse
ways
ofliving,
surviving,
and
making
homes
forourselves,
Ourmost
(hands-down,
without
adoubt)
mindblowing,
fascinating,
keeping
~you-up
;iat-night
experiences,
theexperience
thatwelook
back
upon
asthemoments
inwhich
wechanged,
aretheculture
clashes
thatwe've
had
withother
students
and
staff,
thetimes
when
wedidn't
understand
what
was
happening
within
usoraround
us.
UChicago
isnotastepping
stone.
It'swhere
youarerightnow.
It'snota
pathway
oranin..between
space
oroutside
ofreal
life,True,
alotofushave
major
qualms
wtthUChicago
asaninstitution,
withUChkago's
politics,
with
higher
education
generally,
butwearewriting
thisfromaplace
ofoptimism.
It's
important
tocritique
thisplace,
indeed,
wearetaught
todoso,butwehope
this
guide
willgive
youasense
ofsome
oftheresources
and
knowledge
thatare
around
you.
Wewrote
thistotellyouabout
thehistory
ofUChicago
andHyde
Park
and
theongoing
campaigns
tomake
thisschool
better.
Wewrote
this
because
wewant
youtoknow
thatChicago
andHyde
Park
arebigger
thanthey
seem.
We
wrote
thistotellyouthethings
wewish
wehadknown
about
asfirst

years.
Another
uchicago
ispossible,

yours,
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disclaimer:
weknow
thisguide
isincomplete,
thisisonly
thebeginning
ofa
conver~ation.
Ifthere
aresmall
errors
ortypos,
wehope
you'll
forgive
them.
If
there
issomething
youthink
wemissed,
voices
notrepresented,
wehope
you'll
bethere
forthelatenight
pizza
andbrainstorming
sessions
·fordis
Ostocome.

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,,.

This
IsWhere
YouLive:
Race,
Salety
,,Gentrification
ti Hyde
Park
"Don't
gopass
61st1"
"Dontt
gopass
theMidwa(
"Don't
gopass
cottage
grove"
"Don't
take
thegreen
line"
"Hyde
Park
isdangerous
,,,Ifyouhaven
't already
heard
oneormore
ofthese
phrases,
orones
similar
tothem,
r11betmyfirst
born
child
thatyouwillbefore
yougraduate
i

Thenotion
that
theareas
surrounding
theUniversity
ofChica
:goare
dangerous
scary,
unsafe,
andunwelcoming
areas
tostudents
isone
1
drenched
intruths,
halfoitruths,
flatoutlies,history,
race,
povertyt
elltism,
statistics,
economics
andanything
youcanreally
think
of.The
relationship
between
theUniversify
ofChicago
(and
thecityofChicago
atlarge)
and
theSouth
Side
istosay
theleast...complicated~
Yest
there
arehigh
rates
ofcrime
andahigh
population
ofBlack
people.
No,not.allBlack
people
arecriminals+
Yes,
the
university
hasthelargest
private
police
force.
No,noamount
of"safefy
precautions
canhelp
you
ifyouwalk
down
thestreet
at3am
with
your
ipod
inand
your
cellphone
outnomatterwhe~e
youare(and
before
yousay
..."ohwho
would
ever
dothat"
.Jrustme...people
do}
1

having
Iessaccess
toresources
, andthatiscompletely
acturate
. Itdoesn't
help
thattheuniversity
then
maintains
thispolice
forcer
thatcan
often
beseen
asthis
militarist
icfortress
protecting
thepredominant~
white
andeliteUofC
from
therest
ofthepredominantly
Black
andpoor
South
Side.
Inthemist
ofallofthisliesa
national
andglobal
history
around
land,
racemoney
andinequality
thatmakes
discrimination
andinequity
acommon
andsystematic
happening.
1

Inyour
head
youareprobably
thinking,
wow
thisisalotormaybe
youarethinking
thatwhat
happened
then
isirrele
•vant
towhatever
youarefeeling
orfearful
ofnow.
Butthere
aresome
really
key
things
thatthishistory
tellsusthatyou
have
tokeep
inmind
asastudent
atUofC
before
contributing
negatively
toalready
complex
dynamics
and
there
aresome
ways
youcanbeapartofsocial
change
,besafe1
be
conscious
oftheworld
around
yo·u
and
have
anawesome
time:

1.TheUniversity
ofChicago
isabillion
dollar
institution
next
toanarea
where
the
average
income
oftheresidents
is$13,OOO
....that's
alittle
over
$1000
amonth
...
$300
aweek
...$50aday
...that's
only
athird
ofyour
tuition.
Wepay
3times
more
ayear
foroureducation
than
someone
across
thestreet
from
usmakes
and
lives
offofinayear.
2.TheUniversity
ofChicago
isoneofmany
institutions
thathascontributed
to
Sohow
does
anew
resident
ofHyde
Park
whohasbeen
toldnottogopass
61st
inequalities
likenumber
1.Itisnotinnocent
and
Itisnotal:one
butftisapartof
begin
tobreak
down
thisvery
complicated
histary
feelsafe,
andfindcommunity?
theinstitutionalized
oppression
andmarginalization.
You
start
bykno'wing
thehistof\j
...sohere
isaveriver;summarized
and
brief
3. Nolyouyourself
didnotactively
cause
anyofthisbutitisaprivilege
tobeat
timeline
1..
thisinstitution
andyouCAN
actively
helpmitigate
theissues
ofinjustice
that
itisapart
oforyou
can
continue
topassively
dilute
itsaccountabi
1,850s,
60s-Hyde
Park,
asaneighborhood,
was
founded
andextended
from
39th
4.Hyde
Park
isnot"dangerous"
.Atleast
notanymore
dangerous
than
anyother
to63rd
~Thearea
wasoccupied
bymostly
white
businessmen
area
inamajor
city.
Use
common
senset
don;t
walk
alone
atdark,
don't
sitona
1890sFounding
ofTheUniversify
ofChicago
(1892
tobeexactl)
bench
whiJe
onyour
brand
new
macbook
andheadphones
on(I've
seen
this)
1893
- Hyde
,Park
hosted
theWorlds
Fair
(yeah
Hyde
Park
wasblowin
' up!)
5.You
cancreate
change
bypressunng
theuniversify
todisperse
resources
tothe .
1940s,
50s-Hyde
Park
suffered
from
economic
decline
withGreat
Depression
surrounding
communities
and
toopening
upmore
resources
oncampus
toflor i
andWond
World
II
thesurrounding
communities
. (For
examptel
JoinFearless
Leading
bythe :
1950s
- Hyde
Park
saw
anincrease
intheBlack
population
duetotheGreat
Youth
andtheirworktogettheuniversity
toaddatrauma
center
tothe
Migration
med
center!)
19S0s,
60s
~ TheUniversity
ofChicago,
withcommuni~
groups,
sponsored
oneof
6.You
canhave
arealhonest
internal
conversation
about
your
own
privileges
and
thelargest
urban
renewal
plans
inthenation
which
completely
destroyed
entire
prejudices
andhow
thatsurmounts
toreasonable
fear
forone's
safety
versus
blocks
andbuilt
them
back
upagain.
Thearea
thatbenefited
from
thisplan
was
unreasonable
stereotyping
andprejudice.
47th
-60th
street,
Kenwood
andHyde
Park
(although
asaresult
ofthisvery
7. You
can
goouttodinner
ortoaplay
ortoacoffee
shop.
TheSouth
Side
has
project
, Hyde
Park
isoften
1mplied
asincluding
thesouthern
part
ofKenwood)
these
things
andyou
should
getoutofHyde
Park!
8.You
can
joinanRSO
ororganization
thatisactive
inthecommunity+
There
is
Asaresult
ofgreater
promise
inthisreglon
combined
withclassism
andracism,
great
work
thatisbeing
done
bytheuniversi~t
Butunderstand
the
White
people
andmiddle
class
Black
people
begin
toleave
thearea
South
of60th
aforementioned
history
thatyou
arebnnging
tothetable.
Noi:tisnot"your
(Woodlawn)
tomove
intoHyde
Park
and
anincrease
inproperty
values
pushed
history"
asnumber
3states,
butunderstand
thatyour
status
asastudent
outtheBlack
people
whohad
been
living
inHyde
Parle
This
l:eft
large
numbers
of
aswhite
and/or
aswealthy
and
theexperiences
thatpeople
and
poverty
stncken
minorUies
intheareas
South
ofHyde
Park
andNorth
ofKenwood, and/or
other
communities
have
with
thathistory
arevalld
andhave
animpact.
9.Andunderstand
before
youdoanything
thatifyoufeellikeyouare"savinglt
the
Just
soyougetwhat
I'msaying
thisis,thedemographic
transition
thatoccurred:
South
Side
orhelping
allthepoverty
stricken
because
they
can't
help
Around
the195Ds
and60s,
withUrban
Renewal,
Hyde
Park
went
from
being
1
themselves
orthatyouare11coor
because
youaren
t afraid
togetasandwich
in
98°/4
white
toalittleover
halfwhite
andhalfBlack.
Woodlawn
ontheother
South
Shorel
thatyou
•rementality
isway
off,You
arenotsaving
agroup
of
hand
went
frombeing
90%
white
to90°k
Black.
people,
youarerecognizing
your
pnvilege
andworking
tochange
the
institutional
andsocial
dynamics
tnathinder
ALL
OFUSandputusanina
The
university
istherefore
seen
bymany
inthese
communities
asthemonster
who
system
ofinjustice.
completely
altered
their
surroundings
andcontributed
totheir
living
inpoverty!
and
11

1.

I don't
likefeeling
likemywell
..being
is
dependent
onthepolice
watching
outfor
me.
"Whether
wecall thembecause
of a dispu
t e between
neighbors
or a robbery
, ·
a shooting
or sexualviolence~the policerarelymeetourneeds!They
don't
helpusheaLAndtheydon't prevent
futureharm.
Rather
thanserveas
advocates
for true justice,theyusetheir incredible
power
to reinforcethe ,
oppressive
statusquo.They
threatenus withviolence
andincarceration
and
targetthe mostopp
ressedandvulnerable
peoplein oursociety,Thisis the

current
stateofpolicing,andit will bethefutureunless
wewo
rk to
change
it" - Rose
CityCopwatch
1

What
isthepolice
arentt
there
,\Then
I need
them?
What
ismycalling
thepolice
comes
attheexpense
ofsomeone
else?
What
ifmycalling
thepolice
comes
atmyown
expense?
And
aslong
asgroups
ofpeople
areoppressed
ormarginalized,
they
willbethechief
victies
ofpolice
violence,
andthepolice
serve
toperpetuate
thatoppression
(Take,
for
example,
the2010arrest
ofastudent
inthelibrary
for"being
too
loud;;
while
being
black,
which
brough
tolight
theharassment
that
MANY
students
andnonstudents
ofc-0lor
have
facedoncampus
atthe
hands
ofUCPolice,)

Welcome
totheUofC.
Betyouvebeen
talked
todeath
about
safety
in
Hyde
Park,
andhow
touse"common
sense"
asthough
youdidn't
have
anybefore
yougot
here.
Weneed
tothink
about
notdepending
onthecops
foroursafety,
We
need
tothink
ofalternate
responses
totheviolence
inour
ft .iSafety
isfucking
.·· impo~ant communities,
When
wecall
thecops
(and
sometimes
thisis
· y; ~ amtotally
onboard
with necessary),
youparticipate
inare~me
ofviolence
against
poor
and
' :feeling
safe.
Butnone
ofthe working
class
people
ofcolor
inthiscity(and
there's
tons
toread
safety
services
offered
by
about
thatifyou're
interested).
theUofC
make
,mefeelsafe
:- nottheblue
emergency
poles,
notthepersistent
police
cars,
andnotthe
upportunity
tohave
apolice
·cartrailmewhile
rm
t=========::;.__~mr-- walking
home.
I'verealized
now
thattheconstant
police
presence
goes
against
myfeelings
of
safety
andthatmyinitial
fondness
fortheblue
emergency
lights
was
because
Iwasmade
tofeelthatIwasnotcapable
ofbeing
independent
andfinding
myown
ways
ofkeeping
myself
safe.

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TheUofC
hasavested
interest
inpolicing
Hyde
Park
andthe
surrounding
neighborhoodspolicing
isapartofgentrification,
creating
incentives
forwealthy
people
tomove
toHyde
Park
while
Chicago
,Copwatch
isanetwork
ofpeople
thatobserve
and
making
itdifficult
forpoorpeople,
disproportionately
targeted
bythe document
police
(mis)conduct,
videotape
police
activity,
andeducate
police,
tolivehere.
And
soeveryday
wetre
made
tofeeldependent
on people
about
their
rights
andabout
police
brutality,
There
aregroups
theUCPD,
through
security
alerts
andtheblue
lights
andtheconstantoperating
inPilsen
andontheNorth
Side.
Ifyou're
interested
in
insistence
thatwecalltheUCPD
should
anything
go\\Tong.
volunteering
/copwatching
ortogethelp
filing
acomplaintt
email
contact@copwatch.org.
I

meet
the[more]
questionable
trustees:
meet
thequestionable
authorities:
the
fine
folks
paying
fortheshow
the
fine
folks
running
theshow
Andrew
M.Alper.
Chairma
noftheBoard
ofTrustees
Andrew
Aiwas
aninvestment
banker
atGoldman
Sadls
for21years
and
isrea
lly
~ood
at1-Bankrng
, Hewas
also
thePre~dent
ofNYC
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of EQA
Partners
, LP1
an asse
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firm

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reaso~?
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toJoeBonnPs
resignation
ourfriend
Andy
reiterated
thatstudent
liaisons
totheboard
would
never
have
avote
atthetable
because
they
arenot
suffident~
objective&
Oh
,and
shoutw0ut
toAlper
House
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guy
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soc
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Development
Don
Kulick
teaches
about...everything.
Hisinterests
include

SusanGzesb-Director
, Human
Rights
Program
Inaddition
tobeing
aseasoned
activ
ist1Susan
Gzesh
directs
the
human
rights
program
atUoCandteac.hes
courses
on
con
temporary
human
rights
issues.
Shealsoorganizes
lecture
series
andaninternship
program
through
theHRdepartm
ent

linguistic
anthro,
gender
, prostitution
;queer
theory;
language
and
sexuality
, andfat.Hiscourses
aretotaUy
rad
,andhisacademic
resume
gives
mefaith
inmyown
lack
ofacademic
focus.

Martha
Nussbaum
- Professor
ofLaw
Martha
Nussbaum
iskind
ofabigdeaL
You
canoutabout
her
myriad
achievements
online
,buthere's
theskinny
:Nussbaum
works
attheLaw
School
, focusing
onemotions
&equal
freedoms,
particularly
forwomen
and
sexual
minorities.
She
gives
anumber
oflectures
oncampus
,which
come
HIGH
LYrecommended.

Mario
Small
- Professor
ofSociology
Mario
Small
studies
urban
poverty
andinequality
, culture
tand
higher
educat
ion.One
ofhisongoing
projects
examines
theability
oflow-inc-0me
women
toaccess
resources
asrelated
totheir
membership
orparticipation
inorganiz.ations.

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Adam
Greene
- Assoc
Professor
ofHistory
Adam
Greene
isanincredible
educator
,andafierce
allyto
students
involved
insocial
justice
work
oncampus.
He's
engaged
with
campus
politics
andstudent
life
;having
served
onthe
committee
assembled
toaddress
racial
profiling
andstudent
rights
andresponsibilities
following
thearrest
ofastudent
on-campus
.

Ken
Warren
-Professor
ofEnglish
Ken
Warren's
courses
arefascinating
andoften
interdisciplinary
looks
attext,
racial
politics,
andtheroleofliterature
inpolitics
and
history,

Kathy
Forde
- College
Advisor
Kathy
Forde
knows
alotabout
fellowships
andissuper
approachable.
She
also
runs
theLGBTQ
mentoring
progrnm
andis
committed
toaddressing
issues
affecting
allqueer
students
,

Chr~tlne
Stansell
- Professor
ofHistory

Aleading
historian
ofAmerican
women
&American
cultural
history,
Christine
Stansell's
work
focuses
onantebellum
NYC
, the
history
ofsexuality,
left-wing
politics
andintimate
relationships
in
theearly
20thcentury.

Elizabeth
Davenport
- Dean
,Rockefeller
Memorial
Chapel
Elizabeth
Davenport
isprobably
oneofthenicest
folks
around
,
andruns
/ supports
increcUble
(and
radical,
inouropin
ion)
programming
around
spiritual
lifeandcommunities
offaitt
including
interfaith
andatheist
communities
.

Waldo
EJohnson
- Assoc
Prof,
School
ofSocial
Service
Administration
Waldo
Johnson
isaprofessor
attheSSA,
with
afocus
onsocial
welfare~
black
masculinity.
Astheprevious
director
forthe
Center
fortheStudy
ofRace;
Politics
;andCulture
(CSPRC),
he
worked
toexpand
programs
beyond
theblack/white
paradigm.

Ana
VazquezDeputy
Dean
ofStudents,
Director
ofOMSA
Ana
Vasquez
isthedirector
ofOMSA
, andserves
oncommittees
across
campus
tosupport
students
, especially
marginalized
groups
ofstudents.
Sheoversees
alotoftheprogramming
around
supporting
andfostering
communities
forstudents
ofcolor.

Leora
Auslander
- Professor
ofHistory
Leora
Auslander's
courses
areoften
interdisciplinary
, indeed
often
cross
-listed
..Herwork
andinterests
touch
orfocus
onissues
including
feminism,
labor
politics,
racism
inEurope
;and
reproductive
issues.

Robin
Graham
-Assoc
Director,
OMSA
Robin
Graham
works
atoneofthecoolest
offices
aroun~
the
Office
ofMulticultural
Student
Affairs,
which
puts
on
programming
forstudents
ofcolor
, specifically
, andforall
students
on~sues
ofrace
, ethnicity
andculture
,Robin
also
handles
OMSA
'sgrants
andisafabsupport
person
formany
students
.
l

Thomas
Holt
- Professor
ofHistory
Thomas
Holt's
academic
work
focuses
ontheexperiences
of
people
intheAfrican
Diaspora
andonrace
relations
inth:
:1~
century
United
States.
Hewasa~obehLnd
RACE
, anexh1b1t
that
examines
thebiological
reality
"and
unreality'
' ofr-ace.

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Rios
- Senior
Assoc
Director
,OMSA

Linda
Zerilli
- Professor
ofPolitical
Science
Linda
Zerilli,
with
joint
appointments
intheDept
ofPoli
Sciand
theCenter
forGender
Studies
, focuses
herwork
onarange
of
subjects
infeminist
thought,
aesthetics,
andpolitics
oflanguage.

Rebecca
Zorach
-Assoc
Professor
ofArtHistory
Rebecca
Zorach
teaches
arthistory,
andtheintersection
ofartwith
gender
studies
andcritical
theory
.She's
anally
tostudent
activi~ts
,
particularly
around
issues
ofanti-racism
, ant
i war,
andeconomic
Justice.
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Ronnie
Rios
isalso
behind
OMSA's
amazing
programming
and
social
justice
initiatives.
Like
most
ofthestaff
there;
Ronnie's
a
source
:ofsupport
formany
students
,whether
talking
through
abig
issue
orbrightening
your
day
with
aconta~ous
smile.

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aradical
history
ofhyde
park
Trudi
Langendorf-Assistant
Director,
UCSC
Trudi
Landendorf
works
attheUniversity
Community
Service
Center;
andbasanopen
andrespectful
attitude
toward
building
relationships
with
students.
Sheisarole
model,
mentor
andfriend
tothestudents
sheworks
with,

Chad
Broughton-Director
ofPublic
Policy
Studies
Chad
Broughton
teaches
thepublic
policy
practicum
focused
on
issues
inChicago,
from
food
desserts
toeducation
reform.
The
course
ispretty
interdisciplinary,
andpast
reports
have
been
mentioned
bythelikes
ofMRahm
&Michel1e
Obamai
Toussaint
LosierPhD
Student,
Department
ofHistory
Toussaint
Losier
teaches
c-0urses
ondemocracy
andmass
incarcera~on,
He's
behind
alotofdirect
action
organizing
atthe
UoC,
inc
·Juding
activism
around
racial
profiling,
policing;
andthe
protest
against
theUniversity
ofChicago
closing
itstrauma
center.

Drew
Dir
- Dramaturg
atCourt
Theatre
Drew
Dirteaches
TAPS
courses
attheUoCandworks
with
students
involved
intheperforming
arts.
Dir,with
animpressive
history
intheatres
around
Chicago,
isanexcellent
mentor
and
resources
forstudent
interested
inpursuing
theatre
professionally.
Laura
Letinsky-Professor
ofVisual
Arts
Laura
Letinsky
isthe'~epitome
ofcool''
when
itcomes
toprofs
at
UoC.
She
gives
constant
constructive
criticism
andisavailable
outside
ofclass.
Notonly
issheawell,!known
photographer,
but
a~omakes
alotofherown
fashionable
clothes!

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1850s
-Paul
lCorneH,
abusinessman
and
abolitionist,
purchased
300
acres
ofland
between
51stand
55th
street
Several
houses
were
used
asstops
ontheUndergroun
Railroadi
Dutch
farmers
arrived
inWoodlawn.
1861-Hyde
Park
Township
established,
extending
from
39th
to63rd,
later
extended
to
138th
andasfarwest
asState
Street.
May1-4,1886
(thefirstMay
Day)Haymarket
affair/riot
began
asarally
insupport
of

theeight-hour
work
day;
bomb
thrown
atpolice
andresulting
gunfire
resulted
in
deaths
of8police
and
50+
civilia
1nsdead/wounded,
Eight
anarchists
were
tried
for
murder,
4executed
although
theprosecution
conceded
none
had
thr,own
thebomb.
1871
..The
Great
:Fire
destroys
athird
ofthecity,
including
theentire
central
business
district
South
side
expands
quic~y
asrich
&poor
leave
city
center.
1889Hyde
Park
and
Woodlawn
were
annexed
tothecityofChicago,
creating
much
of
0
the"south
side
intheprocess.

1892
-Founding
oftheUniversity
ofChicago.
Marion
Talbot,
sociology/anthropo
professor
from
Wellesley,
isthefirstDean
ofWomen
atUChicago
and
oneofnine
female
faculty
members.

1893
~ Hyde
Park
hosted
theWorld's
Columbian
Exposition
atthepresent
rocation
of
Jackson
Park,
drawing
27,5
million
visitors
and
20,000
new
residents
and
entrepreneu
(and
parakeets!),
rnthesubsequent
building
boom,
developers
landscaped
Jackson
Park,
created
theMidway,
expanded
theEleastalong
63rd,
and
constructed
large
apartments
a.nd
hotels.

1894
- Pullman
Strike
- 3000
employees
ofPullman
Palace
CarCo,
inHyde
Park
went
on
strike
inresponse
towage
reductions,
125,000
American
Railway
Union
workers
joined
strike
insolidarity.
Broken
upby12,000
US
Army
troops
and
US
marshals
,
,

1894
..Mary
McDowell
took
charge
oftheUChicago
Settlement
House,
asmall
program
near
thestockyards
started
bytheChristian
Unions
ofUChicagoi
.Over
thenext
2
decades,
she
seCt.Jred
indep~ndent
funding,
setupaspace
andprograims
thatserved
immigrants
and
packinghouse
workers
inthevicinityi
1902
..University
Senate
voted
toapprove
thesegregation
ofthesexes
inthe
classroom
untilthird
year.
Objections
poured
inand
thedebate
continued
until
the
policy
was
changed
afewyears
later
,

1910-1970
-New
employment
opportunities
innorthern
Industry
andine
.xpensive
but
substandard
housing
leads
tomigration
ofAfrican-Americans
toChicago
(over
500,000
people
by1970),
many
ofwhom
settled
inHyde
Park
area.
1914-1918
(during
warera)-African
Americans
areconfined
toanarrow
strip
(ltthe
Black
Belfi)
south
oftheloop
between
State
Street
andWentworth.

· 1919
-During
theredsummer
of1919,
race
riots
inChicago,
precipitated
bythe
drowning
ofanAfrican
Amer
ican
teenwho
crossed
aninvisible
line
at29th
st
separating
customarily
segregated
beachet
7-day
orgy
ofshootings,
arsons,
and
beatings
(mostly
ethnic
whites
attacking
afrlcan
..american
people
intheblack
beltarea)
results
in38deaths
537injur
:ies,
andapproximately
1000
residents
(mostly
African1
, American}
lefthomeless.
The
grand
juryindicted
17bl:ack
peopl,e
andnowhite
people.
1921
- Georgiana
Simpson,
oneofthefirstAfrican-American
women
toreceive
a
doctorate
intheUS,
completed
herstudies
attheUofC.

1923
..The
Chicago
Real
Estate
Board
launched
adrive
urging
white
homeowners
to
sign
acovenant
promising
nottosell/lease
their
property
tonon-whites.

1952
-UofC
Sigma
Chi
chapter
(Omicron
Omicron)
disbands
inprotest
ofthe
11
fraternity's
whites
onJy"
membership
requirement
1955
-1960s
..First
postindustrial
crisis
asmajor
meatp,acking
companies
began
toclose

down.
1955
-197S
Leon
Despres,
civilrights
champ,
served
asalderman
ofHyde
Park.
He
argued
passionately
forcivilrights,
fair/open
housing,
racial
integration,
andhistoric
0
preservati
:on.Known
as"theliberal
conscience
ofChicago
and''theloneNegro
vote
11
onCity
Council
(despite
being
white),
hewas
formany
years
thelone
alderman
in
opp
osition
toDaley
theElder
andtheDemocratic
machine
intheCity
Council.
1

1959
- Under
thethreat
oftheUofCsbulldozing
Woodlawn,
Saul
Atinsky,
Rev.
Arthur
1933
- Proposed
merging
ofUofC
and
Northwestern
intonThe
Universities
ofChicago,,
Brazier,
and
Leon
Finney
co-founded
theThe
Temporary
Woodlawn
Organization
(later
byUCPresident
Hutchins
because
oftheDepression.
Lots
ofopposition
from
students
theThe
Woodlawn
·OrganizationL
agrassroots
coalition
ofchurches,
businesses,
and
onboth
campuses
ultimately
shut
down
theproposal.
ci~cassociations
united
against
theuofCsplan
and
working
toempower
Woodlawn
11
residents
and
advance
black
self
..determination.
•i They
also
fought
against
slum
lords,
1937
..1n
theMemorial
Day
Massacre,
theChicago
police
department
opened
fireona
local
merchants,
school
overcrowding)
made
efforts
togetresidents
parade
ofunarmed
striking
steel
workers
and
their
families
atthegate
oftheRepublic exploitative
involved
inthecivilrights
movements,
andchallenged
Mayor
Daley's
political
machine
Steel
Co.insouth
Chi,cago
. Fifty
people
were
shot,
ofwhom
tenlater
died;
100+
others
byregistering
tens
ofthousands
ofblack
voters
.
were
beaten
withclubs.
Nopolice
were
prosecuted
!
.:, ,...

1942
- First
controlled
nuclear
reaction
(release
ofenergy
from
thenucleus
ofthe
atom)
occurred
inStagg
Field,
overseen
byEnrico
Fermi.
1945
- After
thequad
clubrefused
membership
totenured
black
professor
Allison
Davis
andrumored
pacifist
Gordon
Dupee,
.agroup
ledbytheDean
ofSocial
Sciences

Robert
Redfield
sought
toamend
theQuad
Club
constitution
toaccept
women
and
end
discriminatory
membership.
The
amendments
were
defeated
182
to8SandRedfield
andothers
resigned.
The
next
day17employees
walked
outatlunch
protesting
the
club's
racism.
Without
f.anfare,
Quad
Club
opened
itsdoors
towomen
andminorities
soon
after.
1950S
-60s
-Urban
renewal
ofHyde
Park
initiated
byUChicago•,
teamed
upwiththe
newly
-formed
South
East
Chicago
Commissi
,on,designed
toremove
nblight"
11
andprevent
"white
·flight,
resulting
inthe
demoilition
and
redevelopment
ofblocks
of
_.~· : :.~ ,
decayed
housing
andother
buildings,
This ~..i~,>
;.~ : , ; .
meant
thatthesubstandard
hous
ing,
;.t
primarily
occupied
bypoorer
black
people
~
and
other
minorities,
disappeared
and
the
~ · \ ..:_:\ .·~:~·•.~-::)
residents
could
nolonger
afford
tolivethe
~·-·-~
-_/;:•·A
:·.:.\ . ·.;
area.
The
uofC'suurban
renewal"
effort -· ... . ::;~-~:~~..~ •>·~
also
resulted
inthedemolition
ofanumber
ofcultural
centers
on55th
street
inHyde
Park
and
anartists'
colony
on57th
andStony,
Also
called
"negro
removal"
bysome.
The
uofC'surban
renewal
:effort
established
Hyde
Park-South
Kenwood
asan
11
avowedly
middle-class
and
reluctantly
interracial''
neighborhoodf
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1960s
..Formation
oftheBlackstone
Rangers
(Black
PStone
Nation),
agang
headed
byJeffFort(11An,gel")

.,,
and
Euge
ne"Chief
BullHairston.
Unlike ~-~
.o:
many
other
gangs,
thisgroup
of12..15year ,,J,\ ~--~~:
oldboys
started
organizing
inWoodlawn
by
1965,
allying
several
gangs
asthe"Ranger
11
Nation
(headed
bytheMain
21)
«They
have
been
credited
withkeeping
relative
peace
ontheSouth
Side
in67-68fallowing
theassassln
!atlon
ofMLK
andattempting
tomake
lasting
peace
todecrease
gang
fighting
.They
became
poUticized
and
gotinvolved
withtheBlack
Panthers;
by69,they
were
uptoatleast
8000
members
ontheSouth
Side
members
inBlackstone
area,
They
were
als
,othefirststreet
organization
tosetupclubs
inother
cities,
including
Milwaukee_,
Cleveland
and
Gary
by1967
,They
worked
closel
:ywithTWO,
1960s
- UChicago
and
TWO
reach
anagreement
restricting
University
expansion
ofthe
south
campus,
stabfli~ng
relationship
between
TWO/Woodlawn
andtheUniversity.
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71\lH M"I',(,:..

1962
-Members
ofstudent
government
and
theloca[
chapter
oftheCongress
ofRacial
Equality
(CORE)
occup
iedarea
outside
the
president'
.soffice
tocharge
theUofCwith
discriminatory
practices
inmanaging
itsoff»
campus
housing
.➔

May
1966,
-6students
from
"Students
Against
'

i~

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11

theRank,
agroup
protesting
President
Beadle's
announcement
thattheuniversity
would
release
male
students'
class
ranking
totheselective
service
draft
boards,
staged
aweeklong
sit-in
attheQuad
Club
and
ahun
gerstrike.
Another
140
students
fasted
in
themain
quad
toshow
support
.Over
400
students
participate
insit-in
intheadmm
building
lasting
6days.
1

f May1967
-120
students
takeover
admin
building
fora''study-in,"
resulting
of
thesuspension
of58students
.
1

a-.~~
- ,.a . 1967
..The
Women
sRadical
Action
Project
",. ~ (WRAP),
theuniversity's
firstwomen's
· liberation
group,
formed
todiscuss
politics,
learn
about
self
-defense
andcreate
art
• through
classes,
coffeehouses,
and
· consc1ousness-ra1smg
sessions
.
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November
1968
..Members
ofSOS
and
the
Hyde
Park
Area
Draft
Resisterst
Union
demonstrated
atacivic
dinner
inhonor
of
president
Edward
levispurred
bythefact
thatthemain
speaker,
McGeorge
Bundy,
was
president
ofFord
and
former
national
security
advisor
toPresidents
Kennedy
and
Johnson.
Openly
Marxist
andfeminist
professor
Marlene
Dixon
opted
tostand
alongside
students.
1969
•For
twoweeks,
400
students
occupied
UChicago
admin
building
protesting
theuniversity's
decision
notto
reappoint
Marlene
Dixon
(➔) because
ofherleftist
political
views
and
because
shewasawoman.
InFebruary,
the
1
'chickenshit
guerrilla
brigade"
barricaded
agroup
of
11
administrators
inside
thequad
club
and
chanting
61"(the
number
ofstudents
already
suspended.)
OnFebruary
24,
100students
gathered
atthepresident's
house
demanding
thedisciplinary
committee
accept
acollective
defense,
In
March,
42students
involved
were
expelled,
81suspended,
and
3placed
onprobation.
InMay,
60professors
stood
in ,
silent
vigil
outside
theQuad
Club
inhopes
ofreducing
thepunishments,
tonoavail,.
1969
•Junior
professor
and
SOS
founder
Richard
Flacks
was
attacked
inhisoffice
byan
unknown
assailant
andnearly
beaten
todeath,
1969
-History
professor
Hanna
Holborn
Gray
isappointed
first
woman
pres;dent
oftheUniversity
ofChicago
(and
first
president
ofamajor
research
universtty
intheUS).

1970
•Gay
Liberation
Front's
firstgay
dance
party
ishosted
attheUofC
campus
(inPierce!),
followed
by
another
thatdrew
over
600queer
people,
andathirdthatdrew
1000.

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'-

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1973
~ Agroup
ofHyde
Park
women
established
theRape
Action
Group
Hotline.
,



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I

1976
-JeffFort,
former
head
ofthe
Blackstone
Rangers,
gets
outofprison,
where
hewas
heavily
influenced
bytheNation
ofIslam.
Upon
hisrelease
herenamed
theRangers/Black
P.Stone
Nation
tothe
Moorish
Temple
ofAmerica
(orMoes)
thatspread
outacross
LA,
NYC,
andDetroit.
1985
..Women
ontheUofC
campus
organized
theuniversity's
firstsorority,
Alpha
Omicron
Pi.

1986
- Six
public
housing
high
!lrises
referred
toasthelakefront
Properties
were
closed
forrenovation
and
thefamilies
thatJived
there
were
dispersed
across
thecityand
promised
ahome
post-renovations
2buildings
were
remodeled
and
reopened
in1991
buttheother
4were
demolished,
resulting
inprotests
from
activist
public
housing
residents.
I

I
1988
..Jeff
Fort,
head
oftheRangers
ofplotting
against
theUS
1 isconvicted
government
forhisInvolvement
withLibyan
Black
nationalists.
JeffFort
went
tojailand ~
theBlack
P. Stone
Nation
splintered
upintoseveral
different
gangs
withnocentral
leadership.

1996
-After
adecade
ofcampus
organizing,
faculty
(inc.
Leora
Auslander,
Lauren
Berl
ant,andElizabeth
Heisinger)
established
theCenter
forGender
Studies.
1996
-Controversy
over
anearly
completed
extension
oftheElintoWoodlawn
forced
theCT
Atotearitdown.
Itsremoval
served
asacatalyst
forinvestment
and
development
on63rd.

1998-TheuofCadds
sexual
orientation
toitsnon
..discrimination
policy.
1999
..President
Hugo
Sonnenscein
announced
plans
torelax
theUC's
famed
core
curriculum
from
21to15required
courses.
Controversy
ledtohisresignation
in2000.
1999
-Green
Campus
Initiative
(GCI}
formed
inanticipation
ofpending
construction
projects,
aimed
atencouraging
sustainable
building
practices~

f-1969~1973
• UofC
students
andother
Hyde
Park
community
members
offer
counseling
andarranged
over
11,000
abortions 2001
-The
Experimental
Station
isborn
from
theashes
ofafirethatdestroyed
a
and
later
performed
underground
abortions
under
thename
complex
used
torsocially
conscious
artprojects;
now
thehome
ofBlackstone
Bike
oftheabortion
counseling
service
oftheChicago
Women's
Works,
61~
StFarmers
Market,
andBGab's
Goodies,
among
other
nonprofit
projectt
Liberation
Union,
later
known
asJANE
.
2002"Boot
theBell"
Campaign.
See
''7Years
ofCampus
Politics.''

2004Debut
ofsingle
..occupancy
gender
-neutral
restrooms
around
campus
!
.

'

~

2004
..Some
100
students
and
community
members
demonstrated
tosupport
Clemmie
Carthans,
ablack
SSA
student
who
allegedly
was
assaulted
bytwo
UCPD
officers.

2005
..First
Hyde
Park
"Take
Back
, ~
11
theNight
rally
focused
onending
sexual
assault
, empowering
people
tofeelsafe
intheircommunit
jes;
andsolidarity
withsurvivors.

2006
-U.S.federal
courts
ruled
toseizeand
auction
offtheOriental
lnstitute
's
collection
ofPersian
artifacts
(officially
owned
byIranbutheld
bythe01since
1930s)
tocompensate
victims
of1997
Jerusalem
bombini
,
2007
- UofCad
dsgender
identity
toitsnon-discrim
ination
policy.

2007TheKiller
Coke
campaign
and
Save
Darfur
Campaigns.
See"7Years
ofCampus
Politics.'}
2007
- uofCreceived
anonymous
donation
of$100
miUion
andbegan
Odyssey
Scholarship
sforundergraduates.
2007
..Graduate
Students
United
(GSU)
was
founded
asacommittee
tobeg
in
discussing
and
working
tounioniz
egraduate
student
workers.
1

May
2007
- lnter
..House
Council
passes
aresolut
ionimplementing
gender
-neutral
'~open
housing
" option
forundergrads
, available
tofirst-years
starting
infaJI
2009
,
2008The
Hyde
Park
Co-op
Market
(inTreasure
Island's
current
location)
closes
due
todebt
owed
totheUofC.

2008
- Stop
theMilton
Friedman
Ins
titute
andAramark
-Student
Worker
Alliance
Campaigns
,See
'7Years
ofCampus
Politics."

and
several
other
UofC
students
(mostly
white
men)
founded
thegroup
Men
InPower
whichaimed
toprovide
apre
..professional
platform
formen
to''getthem
ahead"
in
11
businesst
law,
health
care
careers,
uaccess
towomen
andjobs;
aswellastodiscuss
issues
of11reverse
sexism."
Outcry
byfemin
ists,queer,
and
men
ofcolor
communities
and
individuals
made
thenational
news;
MiP
refused
tomake
anondiscrimination
statement
partoftheirmission
,
2009
-The
61st
street
garden
was
shutdown
bytheUCinorder
tobuild
atemporary
parking
lotfortheconstruction
ofthenew
Chicago
Theological
Seminary
building
, in
spite
ofstudent
andcommun
ityprotests
.The
University
putin$20
,000
tosetupanew
garden
at62nd
andDorches
ter.

October
2009
-Students
protest
atlecture
byformerIsraeli
PMEhud
Ofmert
; about
25
protesters
were
pulled
from
theaudience
bythepolice
! Pres.
Zimmer
sent
outanema
il
calling
thedisruption
andisturb
ing1111rupture,
' effectively
shutting
down
thedissenters
right
toprotest.
1

11
2010
-UChicago
student
ofcolor
arrested
intheA-Level
forltcrim
inaltrespass
and
1
rresisting
arrest.
"After
being
toldtoquiet
down,
libra
rians
called
thepolice
and
the
studen
t was
putinachokehold
and
wrestled
totheground.
Allegedly
herefused
to
show
ID;witnesses
say
hewasn't
asked.
The
event
resulted
inaseriesofopen
forums
and
increased
conversations
about
racism
oncampus,
butllittleattempt.
toaddress
a
long
history
ofracial
profiling
bytheUCPD
.

April
2010-After
years
oflobby
ingbytheWorking
Group
ontheSexual
Assault
Policy
,
astudent
referendum
&SG
vote
toreevaluate
sexual
assault
policy,
inparticu
larto
change
policy
thatcharges
areaddressed
with
indepartment
ofperson
accused.

May
2010
- Undocumented
studen
tsrallyonBartlett
Quad
forscholarships
and
pu'blic
support
forimmigration
reform
; organized
byUC
Coalition
forImmigrant
Rights,
l'mm
igrant
Youth
Justice
League,
andMovimiento
Estudiantil
Chicano
deAtzlan;

May
2010
- Bishop
Arthur
Brazier
, withthesupport
oftheUofC,organizes
the
Woodlawn
Children
'sPromise
Zone,
modeled
after
theHar
lemCPZ,
toqualify
for
Obama's
federal
Promise
Neighborhood
Program
and
aim
ingtoimprove
academ
ic,
extracurricular,
and
summer
learning
opportunities
forWoodlawn
students
.
JulyAugust
2010Students
andHyde
Pa
rkers
collaborate
onthefirstever
UofC
Disorientation
zine,
analternative
orientation/activism/resource
guide
forincom
ing
UofC
studen
ts.
!I

2008Opening
oftheUC
Office
ofSustainab
ilityheaded
byIlsa
Flanagan
(formerly
the ,
Sustainability
Director
forBank
ofAmerica}
i,

2008
-UC
purchases
Harper
Court
(52nd
&Harper)wlth
plans
toredevelop
it

2008
-Opening
of5710
51Woodlawn,
thehome
oftheOffice
ofMu:lticultural
Stud
ies
andtheLGBTQ
Programming
Office
.

May
2009
-University's
freespeech
policies
criticized
bytheFoundation
forIndiv
idual
Rights
inEducation
,

May
2009
- Following
thepublishing
ofasat
ir;cal
article
intheMaroon,
Steve
Saltarelli

l L.\

"DO
ACADEMICS
HAVE
POIJTICAL
RESPONSIBILlT

7 YEARS
OFCAMPUS
POLITICS

(survey)

(a report
of majorcampaj
gns)
0

2002 Campaign:
Boot
theBelr

01yanlzalion
Anti~~weatshop
Coalition
~aterre-named
Students
Organ[zed
and
United
wid1
labor,
SOUL)
C'°:1/s:
Work
~th~eCoali~on
oflmmokalee
VVorkers
toboyoottd1e
Taco
Bell
mm•
.~ ii chis~
at~eUniversity
of□ucago ~npl~S,
due~
~ebusiness'
. s.a.buse
ofi~rkers.
\ .f' Tactics.·
High
profile
events,
meenngs
wtthadm1msoators1
coalmon~b\tilding
'•it •
.,i Result:
Succtssfully
pressured
th~
Uniw~ity
tonotrenew
ltsconbaet
with
theTaco
1

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·wo.

Bell
company

:Save
Grove
Pare
2004 Campa~n

I

Organization:
Student-Tenant
Organizing
rrojett
(SiOE
later
re..narned
Soutl1side
Together
Organizing
forPower)
G_oals:
Work
wi~lo\~u1come
housin~
reside
n~~oprevent
theUn
iversity's
acqu~i
oon
~nd
demo~non
ofthe
Grove
Pa~
s504
public
housin
gunits
south
ofcampus
Tacttts.
Saul
fUmks,t-sl}ie
community
o~ni2i11g
Re~ult
Successfof~
pressured
tl1e
Universi~r
toba.tk
down
onitsattempts
toa~
qllll-e
Grove
Pare
;creared
agrass-roots
tenant
organi7.ation
that
exists
tothis
day

s2007
. Campaign:
Killer
Coke
pnng

Organization
:SOUL
Goals
:Participate
innatlon
-wjdeSntdentsAgainstSwea
tshop
campaign
topress
ure
universities
tostop
purchasing
Coca~C-0la
products
through
itsdining
contractors
,
~ue
toanti~union
practices
by~leCoca-Cola
Corporation
inCol
umbia
Ta,tits:
Teach
-ins,
direct
actions
Result
Campaign
unsu~ful

Fall

i

Campai.gn
:Save
Darfur
01ya11i111tion
:Student~
Taking
Action
Nov•l
- Oarfur
(STAND)·
Goals:
Pressu1
etheUniversity
toshedallinvestments
related
tothe
,Khartoum
gov-

e~11nent
inSudan,
which
was
accused
ofcarrying
outgenocide
a~1i11st
thepeople
.., oftl1e
soutl1et1
1region
ofDarfur
~,Ii~ Tactics:
Teaci
Hns,
clirect
actions
Result
campaign
unsuccessful
Arammt·
Student
Worl<er
Alliance
2008 Campaign:
01yanizaffon
:~UL
&Students
fora
DemocrMic
&ldety
(SOS)

e

Selected
answers
from
G5U
members
printed
bel~
This
isreprinted
from
theGSU
News
bulletin
>FaU
2009
issue.

2002
· 2009

Goolt·
Work
with
Aramark
workers
attheUniversity
andwith
Teamsters
Loeal
743
towin
workers
abetter
couo11ct
·
Tactics.
Joint
meetings
with
workers
and
student5,
coalition-buildini
rallies
Result
Debated;
the(ampaign
didprovide
ameans
toconnect
students
with
peop
le
inthework
place
Campa~n:
Stop
the
MFI

Organizations:
Committee
forOpen
Research
onEconomy
andSociety
(CORES)
~~
Goals:
Tostop
theUniversity
from
es~b!ishing
a''Milton
Fdedman
Institute
forReI

sew·ch
inEconomics.
Tactics
.·Coalition-building
rallies,
eduC3tlonal
events
,debate
infaculty
sen_ate
Resul
t 111e
administration
agreed
tomino
rchanges
inthelnstitute's
plan

from
GSU
News,
Fail
Z009f

1.Aca
demics
andintellect
ualsoften
livelives
ofpriv
ilegeaccorded
bytheir

educat
ionandstatus
. \~'ith
anprivilege
comes
responsibility,
Inthecase
ofacademi.cs,
accept
ingthisresponsibility
maymean
usingtheirgift~and
training
tochalle
ngeorthodoxfo~
ofthough
t that maintain
socia
l control.
Amer
icanacademics
havea particular
responsibility
to institutions
of
higher
learninginthisregard,
given
thattheircolleagues
often
provide
the
''expert
opinion"
essen
tial tothesuccessful
coercion
oftheircountrymen
andwomenintosupport
forpolicies
creating
untold
misery
forpeople
the
world
over
:
2.Academics
arefaced
withachoice:
tobecome
intellectuals
,ortobecome
experts.
If theybecome
[nte
llec
tuals;
theirworkisfundamentaliy
engaged
withapolity--its
socia
l value
depends
onitsinse1
tionintopublic
debate.
Butifacademics
becom
eexperts
, theirwork
becomes
fund~1mentally
disengaged-their
social
value
depends
ontheirability
torefrain
from
pub..
liedebate
andmerely
, atbestjjapply"theirknow
Jedge
toprojects
whose
premises
remainun..dcbat
able.
3tAcademics
have~1particular
responsibility
todiredtheirteaching
and
researc
hindirectionsthatbenefitsociety
.Otl1crw
isctheen,Jrmous
amount
ofpublic
andprivate
mon
eythatpays forour workisaHbeing
thrown
downthedrain. Theresearch
grants,
thetuinon
payments
andfinancial
ald,thepriv
atedonat
ions,thetaxbreaksw,egetforbeing
non-profit.what
isthatbuttheft
,andabuse
ofthepublictrust,ifitdoes
nothing
butproduce
uselessresearch
thatmeans
nothing
toanyo
ne'?Obvio
uslysome
academic
fields
aremore
jmmcdiately
usefu
l thanothers,
butthere
isnoexcuse
for
totalwithdrawal
fromtheworld.Those
whoarcjust out
forthemselves
ought
toget jobsinthefor,;profit
sector
instead.
4.Academics
dohavepolitical
responsibtlitics---to
the
wretched
stat
u~quo.Ouracade
micguilds,from
thehu..
manities
tothesocial
~ciences1
areless arranged
topro..
duce
liber
atory
knowledge
thantoclothe
existing
instit\1"
tionsinthetrappings
ofrespectable
society.
5.Dont allcitize
nshave
political
responsibilities?
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paradise
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UofC
Socially
Responsible
Investment
Campaign:

ONQOINQ
ACTIVIST
CAfv1PAICiNS
TheUofC
isone
..ot~el~ ~t]5iivat~Ametjcan
~Unjy~rsities
thatdoes
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financial
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a
Last
year
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toeliminate
services
like
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nro~~
~a~b
fiMuru~gsos,
,~d~~ts10~
a,
housekeeping
andcertain
donn
andbuHding
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work
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theUniversity, group
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aJJ~f~u!§.~,
«~~,n,~,e~~nt,JTnd_ergr~d
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totile
andthatitwould
instead
seek
contractors
forthese
jobs.
Housekeepers
and
Board
ofTruste~;
f US~e~
f~rthei1d~01
.str~tio~
..t9:~te ~atSoqajlyResponsible
maintenance
staff,
many
ofwhom
have
been
employees
oftheUniversity
foryears,
Inves~ent
Co~,~J,0:~:~~ i~ple~J~~o
: D: stwt'~ijards
.This
opposed
thismeasure
andtheCOITesponding
cutsinhours,
wages,
andbenefits
it
campaign
culminate~L
·aJ~-,ere.J _
a~
..~la~g~.~e~ts
ifthey
supported
a
would
bring,
attempting
togettheUniversity
anditspotential
contractor
toagree
to
Responsible
Investrp~nt
~~ l[_ef{ ,.~~'O
~er,;
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However,
the
hireback
allcurrent
employees,
atleast
temporarily,
Students
inSOUL
(Students
Adminis~ation
refus
l! an~·. ,e~~~~~44,@
elheirefforts
topressure
Organizing
Unitedwith
Labor)
worked
with
housekeepers,
maintenance
staffand
theAdministration
tocreate
~su~
:l cominitt
i or
o:,~~e ensure
thatits
'"( )' ~ ;~
?"I'
their
union
representatives
inthese
efforts,
holding
demonstrations
andmaking
investments
aresocially
respohs~~
~.,.;--t1.
\ -r,~•. "
delegations
toadministrators>
offices.
.. ,
·,
This
campaign
isjustthelatest
inahistory
oflabor
issues
attheUofC,
which
~ thelargest
employer
inthesouth
sideofChicago
, Nearly
every
year
theUniversity Chicago
Coal
Campaign:
I
negotiates
acontract
with
aresident
wiion,
andstudents
canplay
aroleinthese
Chicago
ishome
totwocoal-fired
power
plants>
oneofwhich
isonly
five
campaigns
.
miles
from
theUofC's
Main
Quad
at1111
W.Cermak.
Thepresence
ofthese
coal
plants
poses
asevere
danger
tothehealth
ofallChicagoans,
andparticularly
affects
those
who
live
close
totheplants
- theneighborhoods
surrounding
them
experience
rates
of
childhood
asthma
andother
respiratory
conditions
much
greater
thanelsewhere,
Combined
with
thefact
thattheplants
donoteven
produce
electricity
forChicago
,
their
existence
isanaffront
toChicagoans
everywhere.
Foryears
there
havebeen
proposals
andcampaigns
tolimit
theplants;
production,
andultimately
shutthem
down
altogether,
with
aslittle
impact
onthe
plants'
employees
aspossible,
Many
Chicago
organizations,
both
envfronmental
groups
andneighborhood
associations~
have
come
together
astheChicago
Clean
Power
Coalition
inaneffort
topressure
thecitytolimit
oreliminate
theimpact
ofthe
plants,

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SCORN
(Students
forCorrectional
Reform
Now)
focuses
ontheus
correctional
system}
drawing
awareness
toitsproblems
through
colloquia
and
fectures
featuring
experts
inthefield,aswellasforums
forstudent
discussion
onthese
issues.
There
arearso
chances
f'orservice
opportunities
within
thecorrectional
system.

Organizing
Organizations
Some
ofourfavorite
social
justice
organizations
thatactually,
uh,
organize.
Also
besure
tocheck
outtheSoJust
coo
rdinator@
UCSC
and
sjuofc
.wordpress.com
formore
info[

Green
Campus
Initiative
isthebigenviro
group
oncampus.
They
are
focused
oncampus
sustainability
butarealso
involved
inactivism
around
investment
indangerous
technologies.
(envirocenter
.uchicago
,edu/gci)

Jewish
Action
isasocia1
justice
group
thatcha
mpions
pragmatic
activism
oncampus,
reflecting
Judaism
sstrong
commitment
toputting
beliefs
into
practice.
Opportunities
forboth
volunteer
projects
andeducationi
~

Southside
Solidarity
Network
works
toimprove
therelationship
between
theUoC
andtheSouthsrde
ofChicago.
They
have
along
history
andgreat
connections
.(southsidesn
,wordpress,com)
Splash
!Chicago
isayearly
day
..long
festiva
Iofteaching
and
learning,
Splashl
brings
students
from
allofChicago
tocampus
foradayofcourses
and
activities,
giving
students
theopportunity
toengage
inlearning
and
UC
students
theopportunity
toteach!
(sp1ashchicagoJearningu,org)
1

.

1

Movimiento
Estudiantil
Chican@de
Aztlan
(MEChA)
isanational
organization
thatseeks
topromote
Chican@
unity
and
empowerment
through
,education
andpolitical
action.
(mecha,uchicago,edu)
Out
&About
isacommunity-service
organization
thatworks
toserve
the
LGBTQI
communities
inChicago
and
attheuoc.
·out&About
hastaken
on
volunteer
service
projects
intheChicago
area
and
has
worked
tomentor
and
work
withLGBTQl
..identified
high
school
students,
PAECE
(Performini
Arts
forEffective
Civil
Education)
works
inK-12
schools

toteach
social
justice
and
civic
awareness
through
theperforming
arts.
These
students
putonanincredible
setofopen
houses,
too,withmusic,
poetry
&spoken
word.

Project
H.ealth
takes
members
viaapplication
(look
forposters
I).The
org
works
inhealth
centers
around
Chicago,
toconnect
patients
withcritical
resources
including
food
and
fuelassistance,
housing,
andother
resources~
(health
leadsusa
.org)

39

Students
foraDemocratic
Society
isamullti.-issue
organizing
group
focusing
mostly
oncampus
issues
likeresponsible
investment
and
the
Mi1ton
Friedman
Institute.
They
push
organizing
across
issues
and
often
plan
successful
campaiins.
(sds.uchica101edu)
Students
Organized
and
United
wHh
labor
focuses
onlabor
solidarity
with
workers
oncampus,
and
has
agreat
national
network
ofother
activists
organized
around
labor
issues
.(uchicago
,usas
.org)
UChicago
Coa1itio
,nforImmigrant
R~hts
works
toraise
awareness
and
promote
activism
around
immigrant
issues.
UCCIR
was
integral
tothe
petitioning
oftheUoC
regarding
therights
ofimmigrant
and
undocumented
students
,

Woodlaw
,nCollaborative
isaspace
inWoodlawn
forarts
education
and
activism.
There
aremany
programs
(and
room
formore!)
intheir
space
in
First
Presbyterian
Church
and
thewhole
shebang
iscoordinated
bya
committee
ofstudents
and
Woodlawn
residents.
(woodlawncollaborative.org)

31

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" l"t

Map
Index
Coff
eeshops
1.Third
World
Cafe
2.B'Gabs
Goodies
3.Beanie
tsCoffee
andTea
4.lstria
Cafe

5.Little
Black
Pearl
6.Regent's
Cup
7.Robust
Coffee
Lounge

Bookstores
9.Powell's
Bookstore
(usually
hasfreebooks

outside)
10.57th
St.Books
(nice
peeps)
tLSeminary
c0..op(moving
next
July
, watch
your

head
fornow)
12.Ogara
andWilson's
(Tiny
dictionaries
anda
Buffalo
hea~
whee!)

8.Coffee
o,n
Campus

Restaurants

Hallowed
Grounds
(2im
floor
ofReynolds)
ExLibris
(basement
oftheReg)
DivSchool
Coffee
Shop
(Basement
ofswift)
Classics
Cafe
(seoond
floor
ofClassics)
Cobb
Cotfeeshop
(ba.5ement
ofC-0bb.
they
put
outtheir
extra
food
fo>free
when
they
close)

13.Ribs
and
Bibs
(neighborhood
landmar~
not
exacdy
vegetarian
friendly
.)
14.Snail
{Thai,
because
thename
isn'texactly
helpful)
15.Uncle
Joe's
Jerk
Chicken

\6.Sitdown
Sushi

Bars
{for
therelatively
elderly
among
us)
23.Jimmy
's
24.TheCove

17.Zaleski
andHorvath
(fancy
sandwiches,
and
a
strange
little
selection
ofgroceries)
18
i Windy's
Deli
19,Valois
(Cheap
breakfast)

20.Medici's

\

L)l\eW

21.Salonica

25.Chant
(food
~so)

22.Noodles
Etc.
27.The
Chetkerboard
(live
music
after9
:30.long-tllile

26.The
Pub(campus
'svery
own)

Dick
Zacharias
Third
-Year
inMathematics
intheCollege
~utinRome
thisquarter.
seeyouinthewinter!)

.

Chicago
JazzandBlues
club)

Shops

36.Encore
Thrift
Store
37.Hyde
Park
Rec-0rds
(another
longtime
neighborhood
store.
often
has
Groceries
28.Treasure
Island
(beconfused free
~gposters)
.
38.firstAidComics
(Fret
comic
book
daymmay,
keep
watch)
bytheir
slogan)
29.Hyde
Park
Produce
Bike
Shops
30.Open
Produce
39,Blackstone
Bicycle
Works
31.Dominick
s
40.Bike
Clinic
32.Aldi
's
41.DJsBike
Doctors
.
33.Valley
ofJordan
42.The
Answer
toLife
, theUniverse
andEverything
(not
pictured)
34.Bonne
Sante
(health
food
and 4lTATI
Cycles
ajuice
bar
1)
35.Village
Foods

do.

'1t\, '-\l.~~) Yib\ \'i 4RoU(.

Rule
1:Wear
aHelmet
If,You
know,
You're
IntoThat.
Ireally
don't
know
what
thelawis*,but1know
thatifIwere
interested
in~ving
maybe.iillegal
legal
advice,
I'dmention
something
about
itbeing
completely
unenforced.
l
doknow
thatautomobiles
hate
bikes,
thatbikes
have
atendency
tosuddenly
explode,
and
thatyour
skull,
unlike
factorials,
does
notdivide
weltYou
don
;thave
tobeanMD-JD
with
aconcentration
inself-preservation
toknow
thathelmets
aresuperb.
Butgoahead
and
figure
itoutforyourself.
Hottip,huh.
*The
lawisalmost
certainly
thatyou
have
towear
ahelmet

1

Comm
unity
Centers
Entertainment
and

Museums
44.Museum
ofScience
andIndustry
45.OuSabte
African·-American
History
Museum

46.South
Shore
Cultural
Center
47.Little
Black
Pearl
Workshop
48.Experimental
Station
49.Hyde
Park
ArtCenter
so.
Renaissance
Society
(tiny
andon
the4thfloor
ofCobb
~ why
not?
S1.Oriental
Institute
52.Sman
Museum
53.Blackstone
Library
54.Court
Theatre

55.Regenstein
Speci~
Collections
56.Doc
Films

57.Woodlawn
Collaborative
58.Hyde
Park
Neighborhood
Club

59.w.E.C
.A.N.
Housing
Re-source
Center
60.Akarama
Community
Service
Center
61.5710
OMSA/LGBTQ
Student
Ctnter

Farmer's
Markets
62.61st
Street
Market
(Sat9-2)
63.Hyde
Park
Fanner
tsMarket
(Thur
.7-l)
64.South
Shore
Farmer's
Market
(Wed
,7-1)

·

Community
Gardens

65,62nd
andDorchester
Garden
66.Tranquil
Community
Garden
67.Hyde
Park
Neighborhood
Club
Garden

68.55th
and
Woodlawn
Garden
69.Brickyard
Gardens
70,Good
eighbors
Garden
.
7l.WE
CAN/Woodlawn
Community
Garden

Rule
2:Don't
Ride
OnSidewalks
Even
though
you're
thecool
new
first
year
onabike)
thisisnotabout
you,
The
world
isnotabou1
you,
Remember
Copernicus?
You
arenotatthecenter
ofthings.
In
particular,
weneed
tofocus
ontheothers:
thewalkers,,
You
know
what
loves
torunout
from
comers?
Alarge
group
ofchildren
!You
know
what
suddenly
walks
outofapartment
building
doors?
Grandma.
You
know
what,
frustrated
byyour
rudeness,
decides
tostick
a
branch
inyour
front
wheel
asyoutumble
into
avery
relaxing
coma?
Sidewalkers.
Sobeapal.Stick
tothestreet.
And
ofbiking
ontheQuad?
This
isajudgement
call,
though
youshould
always
tend
toward
notatall.Therule•of-thumb
goes
likethis:
Ifthepath
iswide
enough
andthe
traffic
islowenough
thatyoucanvery
easily
bike
without
getting
closer
than
Yao
Ming
to
apedestrian
gonuttStay
away
from
skinny
paths,
especially
during
theday,
There,s
no
shame
inwalking
your
bike,
since
everybody
who
sees
youtogether
knows
you're
going
to
ride
itallnight
long!
..,from
theReg
toyour
tinydouble
inPierce.
Regardless,
thename
ofthegame
isempathy
for,thebipedal
from
thebi-bike•
pedal.
Asonerecent
grad
used
toscream
atbikers
nearly
every
day,
"HEY!
LAST
TIME
I
CHECKED
ITWAS
ASIDEWALK
NOT
ASIDEBIKEf
1'
Rule
3:Two
Wheels
Shouldn,t
Pick
OnFour
Have
thetime
ofyour
Hf
eonyour
bikeGotothePoint
(early
andoften).
Transport
groceries
from
Hyde
Parle
Pro.
Don't
bother
with
thedriv~thru
McDonalds
1

I

'.35

because
they
won,t
allow
it, buthead
toWalmart
at3:55
AM
forsome
processed
doughnuts
anddirty
magazines
.Butwhatever
you're
upto,donotendanger,
irritate,
or
even
involve
drivers.
Sometimes
thisbehavior
iseven
technically
illegal
(riding
against
traffic),
butingeneral,
it'sjust
notintheright
spirit.
Your
near
•suicidal
inability
togauge
danger
should
notcome
between
anyone
else
andhis/her
shiny
new
rims.
Want
tobike
after
snowfall?
Make
damn
sure
you're
alone
on
thestreet
Didyouleave
ading
onsomebody's
fender?
Leave
anapologetic
note
toowith
your
name
andnumber
under
thewindshield
sotheowner
won
,t miss
it Remember,
drivers
areprone
toserious
jealousy
ofyour
freedom
andease
andlack
ofinsurance
premil
Besensitive
tothat

Tip:Lock
Both
Your
Front
Wheel
AndYour
Frame
It'spitiful
when
youseeaframe
locked
toapole
lacking
afront
wheel.
It'sway
worse
when
youseejustafront
wheel
locked
toapole
with
noframe
orback
wheel.
You
don't
have
toomuch
toworry
about
intheway
oflocking
your
back
wheel;
although
if
your
tirescontain
any
platinum
oryour
chain
isdiamond
~encrusted,
itisnotunheard
of.
TheU"Lock
isthegenerally
accepted
standard
ofprotection,
although
some
choose
athick
wire-lock
orpadlock/chain.
Many
donns
andbuildings
offer
aplace
tostore
your
bike
inside,
although
thiscanbeahassle
forsomet
Your
bike
issafe
during
theday.
Iparked
my
bike
onatreenext
tothesidewalk
every
day
lastyear
allthree
quarters
andnever
encountered
aproblem,
butbike
theft
happens.

Tip:Attend
Critical
Mass
Around
6pm
onthelastFriday
ofeach
month,
thousands
ofcyclists
(depending
onweather)
converge
onDaley
Plaza
intheLoop
forthissuperb
experience
.Apolitical
statemen~
arevolution,
agoofy
good
time,
orothe~se,
this2-3hour
bike
ridetours
mobocratically
through
bitsandswaths
ofthewhole
Windy.
It~ notphysically
exhausting
fortheeven
mildly
fitandyoucancertainly
break
offwhenever
youlike+
And
itisfree.
I
thoroughly
encourage
yout-0find
outforyourself
theexcitement
and
joyofcycling
en
swarmi
Beback
intime
forOff-Off
orspend
thenight
ontheNorth
Side,

Tip:
Ride
theLake
Shore
Path
It'sright
where
you'd
expect
tofindit.Itruns
really
farnorth
andsouth,
andyou
canuseittogetdowntown
(although
expect
tospend
some
time
attha~
since
thewind
really
whips
atyou
anditcanbearduous
attimes).
Keep
totheright
andalways
look
behind
you
since
there's
someone
faster
coming
uponyour
right
oryour
leftorsomeplace
.
And
take
advantage
o(this
while
thegoing
isbeautiful!
Autumn
inChicago
lasts
4days
,
before
which
it'sbeautiful
andafter
which
it'swindswept
andfrosty
,

Tip:GetYour
Bike
AlWorking
Bikes
Don't
bring
your
expensive
bike
from
home
unless
you're
intereste<i
inbeing
a
ceaseless
worrywart.
Buy
something
inexpensive
here.
Agreat
idea
isWorking
Bikes
tacooplocated
ashort
bus
!!tripaway
byCTA
ontheWest
Side.
Working
Bikes
constructs
bikes
from
donated
parts
andsells
them
inorder
tofund
aprimarily
volunteer
operation
getting
theones
they
don't
sellouttopoor
people
incountries
around
theworld
.More
importantly,
they
have
alarge
andvaried
selection
ofvery
cheap
bikes.
Besure
tpcheck
thewebsite
for
theright
days
oftheweek
tovisi~
andgetthere
early
forthebest
sele:ction.
workingbikes
,org
Important
accessories
youmight
likearealoc~flashing
lights
forthefront
and
back
ofyour
bike
ifyou
;llbebiking
alotatnight
andwant
theadded
safety,
andahelmet
Note
; Besides
Working
Bikes,
Blackstone
Bikes
(below)
andCraigslist
aresuperb
options
forused
orcheap
bikes
and
accessories.

Tip:GetYour
Bike
Fixed
AtBlackstone
Bikes.
Blackstone
Bicycles
isaanother
coop,thistime
runoutoftheExperimental
Station
at61st
St.andBlackstone
intheWoodlawn
neighborhood
thatborders
Hyde
Park
tothesouth
.They
don't
always
have
theresources
todothejobonthedouble
, buttheire
certain
todoitwell
andtotreat
youwith
respect
andgenuine
concern
andfriendliness
.
Don't
believe
me?
Theytve
been
running
afree
after-school
clinic
foryears
thatteaches
children
inWoodlawn
towork
asbicycle
mechanics
before
rewarding
them
eventually
with
their
own
custom
iibuilt
bikes.
These
folks
aregood
folks
.They
alsohave
alimited
retail
selection,
andsince
tbefre
soclose
tocampus,
it'sworth
checking
whether
they've
got
anything
before
heading
elsewhere.
exyerimentalstati
on.~rglb
lackston
e
11

Note:
There
isalso
acrabby
guywho
works
onbikes
inhisshop
at55th
andKenwood.
Despite
hiscrabbiness,
heisrumored
toknow
hisway
around
abicycle
with
some
agility.
Other
bike
shops
exist
inandaround
Hyde
Park,
andyoushould
doyour
own
research
at
chicagobike:£hops.info
ifyou're
interested!

Tip:Use
TheCTA
ToTransport
Your
Bike
Elsewhere
Need
togetsomeplace
faraway
fastbutknow
you
'llwant
tobike
around
once
you
getthere?
Economically-sound
transportation
, meet
economically
-sound
transportation
,Thefront
ofalmost
every
CTA
busisequipped
with
rack
tohold
two
bicycles,
anditcomes
atnoextra
cost.
There
aretwodifferent
kinds
ofracks,
onethatis
redandtheother
thafsyellow.
They're
both
easy
touse,butsometimes
people
getvery
nervous
under
thepressure
ofholding
upawhole
busandscrew
itup,sotrylooking
forthe
videos
ofhow
tousethem
online
attheCTA
website
(yourcta
.com)
ifyoulike.
Always
remember
after
you've
taken
your
bike
offtherack
toliftitback
up,orthebusdriver
will
shoot
leaden
arrows
atyou
,And
be-courteous!
Tip:Look
ToTheBike
Ambassadors
ForTheOfficial
Deal
OoThis
Stuff.
Thetr-e
theinformation
tube
from
Daley
andthey'll
tellyoutherealdealabout
what's
legal.
Some
oftheir
advice
ispertinent
andinteresting.
They
have
awebsite
andwhatever.
They'll
even
give
youstylish
advice
onwhat
towear
t~utyou,ll
befinewithout
'em.

Tip:Ifyouaren't
rtady
tobuyabike,
rentonebythedayfrorn
theUofC.
TheUofCjuststarted
afreebikesharing
program
called
Recycles!
You
canregister
online
atwww.universitybikeshare
icom
andborrow
abike
fortheday
.Thebikes
you
'llrentfrom
theUniversity
aren't
exactly
1961
Gitanes
,buttheycertainly
suffice.
Actually,
they'd
probably
suffice
foraromp
down
some
alpine
path
;mountain
bikes
arecrazy
overkill
infla~
flatChicago
,Anyway
~ec~transport
forfreeonrental
sounds
good
tome.Pickups
available
from
theReg,
Ratner
, and
elsewhere
oncampus.

putthefunbetween
yourlegs
...ride
abike!

37

J

mental
health
@theuofc
bytmo
Soyoufeel
likeyou've
wandered
into
crazy-town-a
somewhat
unavoidable
position
at
theUofC.What
doyou
doabout
it?
Letts
start
with
thebasics
. Thenatural
state
ofaUotestudent
isoneofbeing
totally
and
utterly
stressed
out.Ifyou're
finding
your
selfinapanic
about
getting
things
done
ontime
or
having
asocial
lifeand
doing
well
inschool
orhelping
your
parents
payfortuition
without
working
sohard
youfailyour
classes,
there
areplenty
ofplaces
you
cangetsupport.
First
stop
is
~lway~
your
advisor~
for~emost
part
the_college
advisors
areknowledgeable
andpleasantly
lillparti~l.
They
aremcred1bly
good
atgetting
students
topare
down
their
tendency
tooverload.
They
willhelp
you
getdone
what
youneed
togetdone
instead
ofwhat
you
think
youneed
toget
done.
Ifyour
advisor
sucks
{and
they
might
foranynumber
ofreasons)
, askaround
for
recommendations
andSWITCH.
This
istotally
doable
andcanbereally
good
foryou.The
university
also
holds
stress
managemen~
organization
~andmeditation
work-5hops
andsome
indi~idua]
sessions
(through
theStudent
Counseling
andResource
Center).
These
gatherings
can
provide
okay
remedies
butwillonly
give
youavery
general
setofsolutions.
Most
people
who
ha~e
participated
inthese
workshops
have
said
thatthey
provide
agood
introduction
totechniques
andalso
r-outes
to~nding
more
long
-tenn
, in-depth
support
groups
andsolutions
throughout

Chicago
!
Butifitseems
toyou
thatyour
feelings
go
deeper
than
stress,
what
areyour
next
steps?
Ifyou>re
struggling
with
more
than
notbeing
able
tokeep
your
papers
inorder
andyou,re
more
worried
about
ifyou
caneven
getupinthemorning?
The
university
hasa
Student
Resource
andCounseling
Center
thatprovides
mental
health
services
totheUofC
community.
Ifyou
arelooking
forindividual
therapy
se,5sions
youcancall.
Ifyoudodecide
togototheSCRS
, youwillgothrough
agauntlet
involving
anintake
survey
andinterview.
A
good
way
togetthebest
outoftheSCRS
isfigure
out
EXACTLY
what
issues
you
arefacing
before
thatfirst
appointment.
Ifyoucanspeak
clearly
about
whafs
bothering
youi
theSCRS
willbeable
tohelp
you
better.
.
They
willgiveyou
awhole
Jistofthings
thatthey
think
could
possibly
beailing
you
anditcanbeoverwhelming,
soknowing
your
feelings
canrea1ly
help.
There
arealotofattendant
issues
thatcome
wi1h
visiting
theSCRS
, They
are:
I. They
willalmost
always
suggest
medication.
They
willbepushy
about
itJeven
ifyouare
uncomfortable
with
theidea
!
2. They
donotdolong
term
therapy.
After
sixmonths
theywill
refer
youtoanother
doctor.
These
arebased
ontheir
understanding
ofyou,
notyour
understanding
ofyou.Also,
because
thetherapy
isshort
term,
you
may
feelasifitiskind
ofpointless,
asyoucan
't
build
aserious
lasting
relationship
with
your
therapist.
3. ~eirreferrals
arebased
onyour
mental
health
needs,
notyour
monetary
needs.
They
willnotlook
foralternate
doctors
foryou
based
onyour
insurance
orJack
thereof.
Ifyou
have
monetaJy
restrictions,
youhave
toletthem
know
yourself.
Thebest
solution
tothese
prob
lems
isalways
self.education.
Talk
toyour
family
about
relatives
who
have
faced
thesame
issues
andhow
they
have
dealt
with
it Research
thekinds
·Ofmedication
thathasbeen
suggested
toyou.
Understand
your
insurance
policy
andwhat
rtcovers.
Look
upthe
docto:s
thatyouhave
been
referred
anddecide
what
youwould
likefrom
adoctor
. Sometimes,
just
knowmg
thatyoudon
'twant
totalk
about
your
paralyzing
fear
offai1ure
with
some
olddude
who

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wouldn't
understand
your
issues
with
thepatriarchy
canmake
itmuch
easier
tochoo
seadoctor.
In
general
(and
thisishard
when
you're
feeling
discombobulated
anddefeated),
youhave
tobefirm
with
the_
SRCC
. Themental
health
industry
anditsinstitutions
have
away
ofshunting
people
along
without
alotofthought
andyou
have
tobewilling
tocombat
that.Stand
upforyourself
(it
willmake
youfeelgood)I
......
....
.....
Ifyou're
notinto
oneononetherapy
there
arealsogroup
sessions
available
attheSCRS
.
Individual
therapy
canbeextr
,emely
isolating
and
sitting
alone
inaroom
with
aperson
prodding
youfor
answer1
toincreasingly
personal
questions,
canmake
some
people
feellike
afreak.
lfyou
find
thatthat's
the
kind
ofresponse
you
have
toindividual
sessions
you
should
definite
lyconsider
group
session~
Atthe
moment
theSCRS
offers
thefollowing
support
groups:
Working
andMothering,
Breaking
theProcrastination
Habit
, Coming
OutSupport
Gr-0up
, Dealing
with
Social·. ~ ~
Anxiety,
Dissertation
Support
Group,
Relationships
Group
forGrad
Studentst
Sexual
Assault
Survivors
Group.
andStudents
ofColor
Group.
Ifyoufind
thatthese
groups
don't
provide
thekind
ofsupport
you
needt
think
about
putting
together
your
own
group.
Once
again,
ifyouaskfor
something
andarevery
c]ear
about
what
you
need
,theSCRS
willgeneral1y
bewilling
tomeet
your
needs.
Ask
about
starting
agroup
foryour
specific
needs
andseewhat
you
cando!
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o(Chicago,
Student
Counseling
&Resource
Service
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University
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Chicago,
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7
Phone:
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oryou
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toyouaround
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You
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little
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(often
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itutions
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Phone
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Chicago,
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773~388
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or
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Groups
Email:
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Memorial
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Sheffield
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(773)
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The
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DBSA
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Chicago
1536
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IL60642
Phone
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(312)563-0445
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School
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231N.Pine
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Health
Center,
4909
W.Division
St1 Ave.,
Chicago,
IL60644-2333
#305,
Chicago,
IL606513161
Community
Counseling
Centers
ofChicago
4740NClark
Stl
Hamlio
Health
Center,
1629&
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IL60640
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.2nd
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l Chicago,
.0205
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Center,
115
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Ave.
1stFl.,Chicago,
IL60644-3040
Each
ofthese
centers
provides
different
kind
ofservices
anditsimportant
tolook
into
what
they
offering
before
you
decide
togetinvolved.
Remember>
thekey~ always
todoyou1
research.

Ofcourse
,beyond
allthe-official
help
you
cangetfrom
various
places,
often
times
thebestsupport
cancome
from
your
FRIENDS.
Sure,
itcanbeatotally
scary
proposition
toletyour
buddies
inontheissues
your
going
through
- you
think
they
might
notknow
how
tohelp
you
orthey
might
freak
outabout
being
faced
with
someone
who
they
think
is'mentaUy
unstable."
.Maybe
you've
told
someone
about
your
issues
before
and
they
reacted
badly
. Butremember,
thisdoes
notmean
youwill
getthat
reaction
from
allyour
friends.
Ifyou
areupfront
andhonest
about
the~sues
that
youarefacing,
thepeople
who
really
love
you
will
beable
tosupport
you.
Things
aremore
likely
togetcontentious
when
youdon
't talkabout
what
you're
going
through
because
you
can
)t help
what
youdon
't understand!
Inmyown
personal
experience
, itisabsolutely
vital
that
you
have
more
than
one
person
onyour
side
when
itc-0mes
to
these
situationsi
Make
sure
you
have
anetwork
andnotasponsor.
Different
people
have
different
styles
ofsupport
andyou
willmost
likely
need
certain
kinds
ofsupport
atdifferent
times.
Italso
helps
your
friends
tofeellikeyouareaware
oftheir
needs,
because
it'sa
lottoexpect
oneperson
t-0help
yououtallthetime,Itcanbean
incredible
relief
tofindoneperson
who
you
think
really
understands
you,
butit'sgood
toremember
thatvariety
isthespice
oflife(even
when
you
'refeeling
alittle
bitcrazy).
And
last)
butvery
certainly
notleastremember
notmatter
how
strange
oroutofsorts
youfeel
tYOU
ARE
NOT
AFREAK.
You
don)t
deserve
tobesent
tolive
with
allthecuckoos
on
Cuckoo
Island,
you
arenotawaste
ofspace,
and
you
aremost
certainly
areworthy
oflove
l
Society
hastaught
ustoregard
mental
illness
assomething
deems
aperson
totally
unfitTHIS
IS
NOT
TRUE.
What
youneed
isalittle
love
and
understanding,
especially
from
yourself
Take
care
ofyourself,
own
upt-0your
shit,
andyouwill
feel
ahundred
times
better.

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parties
inchicago?
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yeah!
asl•media.com
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you're
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sitebutthealgorithms
they
useto"match"
youwithpeople
arejustbaSic
compatibility,
Making
friends
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andyougettovisitotherpartsofthecityandget
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Gender
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oncampus
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bathrooms
thatdoexist
here
:
lgbtq
.uchicago.edUJresources/Uchicago
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On
•Campus
Resources:
After
myfirst
year
atUChicago,
Iwent
from
dykediva
totransfabulous
,
Pronoun
Hoedown
(student-led
transgender
discuss
iongroup)
smashing
through
thegender
binary
andescaping
with
only
afewcuts
and
andAssociates
(LGBTQ
student
organization)
bruises
. Here's
asurvival
guide
formytransgender
and
gender
-variant
sisters, Queers
Support
Group
(attheSCRS
onFridays)_
brothers,
andothers
who
continue
pave
theway
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oncampus. Transgender
trans.uchicago.edu
The
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Changing
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Name
IntheClassroom
andOnline
•Campus
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Resources:
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Ieith
eremail
myprofessors
before
class
begins
andaskthem Off
touse
mypref
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name
andpronoun,
orIjustmention
mypref
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Genderqueer
Chicago
: genderqueerchicago
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during
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onthefirstday.
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ormative
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you're
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any
gender}
finally
became
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option
atUChicago
in2009
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didtoo)thatI
wastheonly"out,;
Black
queer
woman
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andfrustrated
I refused
tochoose
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found
myself
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alienated
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celebrate
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self.
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spaces
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andintheoitythatoffersupport.
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Cathy
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Vickie
B.Sides:
Director
ofResources
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Sexual
Violence
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AnaVazquez:
Director
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who,
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list
herebutjustknowtheyarevastinnumbers.
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If youread
ortakenothing
elsefromthispage,
takethis....
Although
I canattesttohomophobic
andracially
prejudice
experiences
atUofC
I find .
more
andmorethat(inlifein general)
lesspeople
hateandmorepeople
arejustmis/
uninformed
orfearful
duetotheirownexperiencest
If you,feeloomfortablet
takethe

timetoeduoate
those
around
youabout
theexperiences
andchallenges
ofqueer
people
ofcolor
onapersonal
orsocietal
levelItisthebiggest
steptocreating
safe
space
andfinding
support
inyourpersonal
relationships,
oncampus,
inChicago
and
1

intheworld.

Itisnotourdifferences
thatdivide
us,Itisourinability
torecognize,
accept,
andcelebrate
those
differences,
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actively
support
aprocess
ofself
"education

beaware
ofyour
ownprivilege
(tryoutthatwhole
seff
..educafion
thing:
google
WHITE
PRIVILEGE
orClS
PRIVILEGE
orCLASS
PRIVILEGE)

don't
expect
people
ofcolor
orqueer
people
tostand
orspeak
forallother
par/queer
people

it'snotabout
youoryoufeeling
good

about
yourself-LISTEN

LET'S
TAlK
ABOUT
ClASS
Walking
outofSOSC
myfirstyear,
Iheard
aclassmate
say,
"isclass
warfare
stillathing?
Idon't
really
seeclass
here,
education's
thegreat
equalizer,"
The
perspective
thatclass
isanon-issue
oncampus
isa
perspective
oftheprivileged.
While
universities
arecertainly
bastions
of(class)
privilege,
it'shugely
misinformed
toassume
thatsince
we're
allgetting
anelite
education,
class
does
notexist
here
,

lET'S
lllKABOUT
ClASS
@the
UNIVERSITY
OF
CHICAGO

~58,955
Istheestimated
cost
for

f'class
consists
ofalarge
group
ofpeople
whoshare
a
similar
economic
and/orsocial
position
within
asociety
based
ontheirincome,
wealth,
property
ownership,
job
status,
education
orpower
intheeconomic
and
1 skills,
1
political
spheres
''

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Un
derstandi
ngAbout
Classism
1''Building
11

ayear
@UofC

60%
Ofstudents
areon
financial
aid

EVEN
ataUnivers
itythatisneed-blind
andoffers
100%
of
demonstrated
financial
need,
40%
ofstudents
who
areadmitted
are
from
class
backgrounds
where
theycanafford
$58,955/year.
,1

class
istied
toculture
aswell
asincome:
"Although
myfamilys
income
places
them
firmly
intheupper
class,
oneofmyparents
grew
upworking
class.
Iwas
taught
never
tocross
a
picket
lineandtorevere
theunion
repinthefamily.
Iwastaught
that
class
stillexists
andthat"looking
prof
essionat
istiedtoclass.
Those
arenotupper
class
values/beliefs."
..UC
Student
'1remember
having
'discussion
section'
foracourse
being
justbaffling

4

t-0me,
too.It'spretty
much
theexact
opposite
ofaworking-class
public

school
classroom:
yougettaught
there11
,thattheteacher/authority
figure
isincharge,
infallible,
andshould
belistened
towithout
interruption.
Being
toldtodiscuss
400pages
ofClarissa
with
my
classmates
atHarvard
waslikebeing
asked
todothiscompletely
alien
thing."
-'fWhat'
sInvisible
atHarvard
"

50

ClASS
PRIVll!GI
MIGHT
lOOl
llKE:
• The
ability
tobeignorant
about
money
and
class
ingeneral
and
one's
own
finances
inparticular.
• Astudent
name
dropping
their
relatives
asiftheir
relatives'
accomplishments
entitled
them
toprestige
and
social
standing.
• Thebelief
thatintellectual
work
isinherently
superior
to
physical
labor,
• Astudent
who
always
assumed
thatthey
would
goto
college
andthattheirparents
would
help
them
getthere
work
isinherently
superior
tophysical
labor.
• Theassumption
thatallstudents
canpayforhouse
dues
or
pricey
(and
unannounced
I)labfees.

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of th&Se
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tlet.he
ma11tcr'
sh~tt."•Audre
Lorde

White
Ally
Checklist

SI'I'
l)()l\TN,
S()N
Recognizing
andChecking
Male
Privilege
What
isprivilege?
It'sabout
how
society
interacts
andaccommodates
you
. It'sabout
advantages
thatcome
about
natu
ra111
·and
about
.others
being
considered
deviations
'from
thenorm.
11

What
ismale
privilege?
It'sabout
people,
institutions,
spaces
,themedia!
andsubcultures
taking
intd
'consideration
male
interests
more
, orconsidertng
itthedefault
in
society.
Atanindividual
level,
ifsabout
misogyny.
•.

I

AtUCHICAGO,
maleprivilegecomesln manyformsandoften
goe1 unrecognlzed
slncethemalepotntof vlewii often
const
,deredthedefaultorthe un-gendered
perspectlve.
Thisis ,,
harmful
to anyrender
·, slnoelt ,top• usfrombelngableto
....
examlneprohlerns
critlcally
andlt make•fora veryone-sided
anduntruehlttory,
,.
EVERYQNE
CANDOTHEil PARTTORECOGNIZE
ANDCHECK
MALE
PRIVILEGE
THA
T'SHALF
THEBATTLE!
Theother
1 AND
halfcomesfromcrldquingourlnttitotlons(suchasourschoo
l)
andourculture.andmaklnfa widermovement
out of lt.

· I make
surerace/(antOracism
isa partofthediscussion
(inmeetings,
classrooms,
personal
conversations,
et:c.}
· I continually
educate
myself
andothers
about
racismt
· I trytolearnantiracist
language
andkeepupwithitwhen
it'schanging
.
~ I demonstrate
knowledge
andawareness
oftheissues
ofracism
t
· Irecognize
myownlimitations
asa white
person
doing
anti-racist
work.
· I realize
''it'snotabout
me."I canbeobjective
andavoid
over-personalizin
issues
thatPOC
raise.
~ I canidentify
racism
asifshappening
,
· I attend
togroup
dynamics
andpower
structures.
· I suppo
rt andvalidate
thecomments
andactions
ofpeople
ofcolor
andother
allies
(butnotinacondescending
way)
.
· Icana~cept
lead.ership
from
people
ofcolor
!
•I cansharepower
withPOC
andwork
side
·by·side
withthemonprojects
!
· I listen
carefully
sothatI ammore
likely
tounderstand
theneeds/demand
experiences
ofPOC.
· I candebrief
withpeople
ofcolor
andamopen
tobeing
criticized.
· I canbepresent
withpeople
ofcolor
when
theyneed
tovent
feelings
about

rac1sm.
I

..I canrelax,
socialize
, andbeatease
inaspace
where
POC
arethemajority.
· I can~scuss
things
withPOC
andtaketheir
ideas
seriously.

Thefollowing
aresome
problematic
areaswhere
a lot
ofwhite
people
getstuck.
Doyou?

2

L

~ When
POC
point
outracism
asifshappening,
I feelpersonally
attacked.

·Irelyonpeople
ofcolor
foreducation
about
myown
&institu
tionalracism.

-Ibelieve
in«reverse
racism+"
I feelguilty
about
being
white.
·Ispeak
forpeople
ofcolor
andattempt
toexplain
theirpositions,
· I pref
ertospend
time&energy
dealing
withmypersonal
feelings
andissues
about
race,ratherthanmoving
theanti'·ra
cistagenda
forward
.
· Iwant
totalkabout
theantirracist
work
I'mdoing
toPOC
tovalidate
myself.
· I have
been
toldI actinaracistmanner,
butI thinkI'mbeing
anally.
· I wanttousemyprivilege
to"help'~
people
ofcolor.
OON'1'
Bl~
AFRAID
'fOSPEAK
UPOR
SUGGES'I1
AN
thestruggle
ofpeople
ofcolor
.
ALTEllNA'I11VE
TO
TliFJE
J>RODLE!IS.
TRIS
DOESN'T
: ~ IbelieveI understand

Some
forms
ofma
leprivilege
you
might
encounter:
- ACORE
Curriculum
that
lacks
female
voice
:s
.. Ahistoiy
course
thatoverlooks
therole
ofwomen
inamovement
- Aclassroom
where
male
voices
dominate
theconversation
orcreate
an
intimidating
atmosphere
forothers
- Commentary
thatminimize
women
'sachievements
orjokes
that
.
condone
violence
against
women
.

&

'

HA
VE
10 BETHINORIIU
1

check
outtheseresources
&moreiiµoonbeing
awhite
ally,
http://allywork,solidaritydesign
.net!suggested·readingl
·reading
list
http://wwWtpaulkiveLcom/resources,php
· ' Guidelines
forstrong
white
allies"
'~ge,
Race,
Class,
andSex''
byAudre
Lorde
(available
online)
"Unpacking
theInvisible
Knapsack"
byPeggy
McIntosh
(also
online)
http://www.cwsworkshop.org/
...these
willgetyoustarted;
there'
slotsmore
outthere!
'

s3

Ifyou
orsomeone
you
know
is
sexually
assaulted
...
CILTIIW
APPROPRIATION

Ifsomeone
youknow
discloses
toyou
about
ase.xual
assault
,theway
youreact
isacrucial
part
oftheir
healing
procest
Themost
valuab
le
thingyoucandoisvalidate
their
feelings
decisions
andwishes
. Here
areafewthings
tokeep
inmindt
Believe
them.
Verbalize
itexplicitly.
You
may
beone
ofthefewwho
do.
Don't
make
assumptions.
Nooneexpenence
islikeanother.
Survivor.
aswell
asperpetrators
ofsexual
assau
lt canbeofanyg,ender,
race
,
creed
, class
and
canhave
any
other
socia
l relationship
toone
another
(sib
ling
, spouse
, ne
ighbor,
lover,,
teacher,
hairdresser
.etc).
donotpass
judgment
based
onanypreconceptions
ofrape
, oroftherelationship
between
theperpetrato
randthesurvivor.
It'snotabout
you.
Ifstotally
understandable
tohave
astrong
emotion
response
torece
iving
thisnews
. Ifyoubecome
upset
orangry
tothe
pointthatyou
rfriend
iscomforting
you,
orcalming
youdown
,youare
drawing
energy
away
from
them
instead
ofsupporting
them.
Ifyou
want
some
helpandsupport;
Rape
Victim
Advocates
offers
freecounseling
forfriends
,family
andsign
ificant
others
ofsurv
ivors.
Don't
make
dec
isions
forthem,
tellthem
what
todo,orchallenge
their
decisions
i Letthem
reclaim
their
agencyl
Anydecision
they
make
istheright
decision
because
they
made
it.Encourage
them
tomake
informed
decis
ions
, and
beunderstanding
andsupportive
ofthe
dec
isions
they
make.
Letthem
know
they
have
options.
Forasurvivor
itmay
feellikedoors
areclos
ingauaround
the
mbut
, there
arealways
,options
~Help
the
,mway
and
balance
advantages
anddisadvantages
tocertain
lines
ofact
ion.
Askthem
about
their
desires
and
talkabout
thebest
way
toobtain
the
m,
1

"What
people
don't
seem
togetisthatwearing
anothe
r culture
'sster
eotyp
icalattire
and
pretending
youareoneofthem
isakin
to
blackface.,,

SASETA
Sexual
Assault
Survivors
Emergency
Treatment
Act
Ifyoudecide
togototheemergency
room
,SASETA
sgotyour
back
.
This
Actoutlines
and
protects
certain
rights
forsurvivors
during
the
ir
emergency
treatmen
t inIllinois.
Sometimes
ERstaff
arentt
familiar
with
treating
survivors
and
don't
know
much
about
SASETA.
Here
aresome
ofthebasic
rights
provided
bythislaw
, sothatyoucanbeprepa
redto
defend
them
ifnecessary.
1

• You
should
never
rece
iveabillforanyprocedures
, medication
,
orfollow-up
tests,
Ifyou're
insured
they
willbillyour
insurance
company
and
thatwhich
isnotcovered
byyou
r policy
iscovered
bythestate
. Sometimes
theinsurance
company
bills
thepolicy
holder
fortheremainder
byaccident.
Ifyoudon't
want
your
policy
(f~fW\-\-t.~ -E<oM
'D\S.C '2.C\C)

55

,,

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holder
toknow
Iwould
suggest
notproviding
your
insurance
info
tothehospital.
Minors
donotneed
tohave
parental
consent
formedical
treatment
orevidence
collection
You
should
beoffered
crisis
counseling
. Most
Chicago
hospitals
contract
with
RVA
and
YWCA
foroncallmedical
advocates
and
crisis
counseling.
(they
arethebest
resource,
fullofinfo
,Askall
ofyour
questionsl)
You
should
begiven
aprivate
room
(atleast
three
walls
anda
curtain).
You
should
receive
written
and
oralinformation
about
STItesting
and
treatment,
pregnancy
and
emergency
contraception,
about
allmedication
dispensed,
and
allfollow-up
visits
and
testing.
Forthefulllaw,
gotowww.icasa.om
andsearch
SASETA.
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RESOURCES:
Chicago
Rape
Crisis
Hotline:
(888)
293-2080
24Hours,
freeandconfidential.
UChicago
Sexual
Assault
Dean-on
..can:
(773)
702-8181
Thenumber
listed
above
isforUCPD.
You
donothave
totell
them
anything,
butyoudohave
toaskthem
tospeak
witha
dean
-on-call.
The
oncalldeans
have
been
tra.ined
byRape
Victim
Advocates
.
sexualviolence.uchicago,ed
u/
I really
likethispage
. Lots
ofinfo
,wellputtogether
.
Rape
Victim
Advocates:
(312)
443ii9603
RVA
provides
freeandconfidential
services
tosurvivors
ofsexual
assault
orabuse
andtheir
significant
others
,Their
services
include
medical
advocacy
legal
advocacy,
andcounseling
(free
upto16sessions).
YWCA:
YfflW.ywca.org,
(312)762
-2775
Offers
freeandconfidential
medical
andlegal
advocacy,
and
counseling
forsurvivors
(nosession
limit!)
,
Porchlight
Counseling
Services:
(847)
328-6531
Porchlight
offers
freecounseling
tosurvivors
ofsexual
assault
at
college.
Based
inEvanston
;they
contract
with
counselors
throughout
thecity
,

Wouldn1
itbeawes111e
ff.
you&yrpartner(s)
were
really
intoeverything
youwere
doing
together?
!
youdidn't
feelstressed
outabout
setting
sexual
limits?
youandyourpartner(s)
feltcomfortable
enough
totrynew
things?

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From
experience:
I would
suggest
going
over
Provident
Hospital
at500
e.51ststreet.
Thestaff
I metintheUChicago
ERwere
incredibly
unfamiliar
withSAS
ET
Ai Also
,ifyouareaUChicago
student
they
may
have
your
insurance
infoonfilefrom
prior
hosp
italorsec
visits
,

"Anhonest
Nomakes
anhonest
Yes
possible
.Ifyoureally
respect
your
partner's
Nos

(including
ambiguous
Nos),
thatmeans
that
when
they
(oryou)
sayYes,
you're
really
saying
Yes!
Ifourability
tosayNoistaken
away,
asitisinsitutions
ofassault
and
c-0ercion,
then
ourYeses
arealsodevalued.
Culturally,
themainstream
idea
isthatmen

willalways
sayYes
andwomen
willalways
sayNo-which
takes
away
everyone's
powers
ofagency
andconsent."

Social
Justice
Glossary
ofTerms

class
identity:
alabel
foronecategory
ofclass
experience,
such
as
ruling
class
,owning
classmiddle
class,
working
class,
poorl
1

ableism:
asystem
ofinherent
discrimination
against
people
with
disabilities
infavor
ofpeople
whoarenotdisabled
.Might
manifest
as
employers
assuming
thatdisabled
persons
arenotqualified
forajob,
orlack
ofaccessibility
orresources
fordisabled
persons.

class
privilege:
fruits
ofthemany
tangible
orintan~ble
unearned
advantages
of"higher"
class
status>
such
aspersonal
contacts
with
employers,
good
childhood
healthcare,
inherited
money,
speaking
the
same
dialect
andaccent
aspeople
withinstitutional
power,

binary
gender
system:
aculturally
defined
code
ofacceptable
behaviors
which
teach
thatthere
aremenandwomen
,who
are,masculine
andfeminine
andthatthere
isnothing
outside
thissystem.
Theproblem
thatoccurs
when
wetalk
about
gender
isthateverything
issetinthe
binary
system
butthegender
issues
thatwearetalking
about
exist
ina
mul
ti-gender
system
anddonotneatly
fitintoabinary
system.

classism:
thesystematic
assignment
ofcharacteristics
ifworth
orability
based
onsocial
dass
litincludes
individual
attitudes
andbehaviors;
systems
ofpolicies
andpractices
thataresetuptobenefit
theupper
classes
attheexpense
ofthelower
classes
(resulting
indrastic
income
andwealth
inequality);
therational
thatsupports
these
systems
andthis
unequal
valuing;
and
theculture
thatperpetrates
them.

cisgender:
(Ree"basic
sexuality
&gender
ternl)

ethnicity:
asocial
construct
thatdivides
people
intosmaller
social
groups
based
oncharacteristics
such
asshared
sense
ofgroup
membership,
values,
behavioral
patterns,
language
,political
and
economic
interests,
history
andancestral
geographical
base.

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1

citizenship:
legal
membership
inapolitical
community
thatgrants
legal
rights
topolitical
participation
andprotection
bythestate.
inthe
U.S
.specifically
(aswithsome
other
nations
)1thisrelationship
ofcitizen
vs.non
-citizen
creates
anunderclass
ofindividuals
ofvarying
statuses
with
fewer
rights,
orwithout
theability
toexercise
their
human
rights.
class
:alarge
group
ofpeople
who
occupy
asimilar
economic
position
in

thewider
society
based
onincome
property
ownership!
1 wealth,
education,
skills
.orauthority
intheeco
nomicsphere
.class
effects
people
both
ona.neconomic
level
andanemotional
level.

class
ally:
aperson
from
themore
privileged
classes
who's
attitudes
and
behaviors
areanti
iiclassist,
whoiscomm
ittedtoincreasing
their
ovm
understanding
oftheissues
related
toclassism,
and
isactively
working
towards
eliminating
classism
onmany
levels.

class
continuum:
there
arenohard
andfast
divisions
between
class
groups.
income
,wealth,
andoccupational
status
areonspectra,
andmost
ofusmove
alittle
upordown
thespectra
during
ourlifetimes.
immigrants
canchange
class
status
from
there
country
oforigin
totheir
new
country.
some
people
grow
upinown
class
andlive
asadults
in
another.
class
operates
along
acontinuum
orhierarchy.
I

gentrification:
theprocess
ofrenewal,
rebuilding
andincreasing
·property
values
accompan~ng
theinflux
ofmiddle
class
oraffluent
peop
leintodeteriorating
neighborhoods
thatdisplaces
prior,
.usually
poorer
residents.
Gentrification
often
leads
tolower-income
communities
nolonger
being
abletoafford
toliveintheareas
theyhave
historically
lived
in.Inthepast,
andtoday,
gentrifiers
have
included
(usually
white)
artists,
hipsters,
affluent
gay
men,
andyoung
professionals.
Gentrificat
ionprimarily
affects/
displaces
low-income
communities
, especially
communities
ofcolori
·

gender:
asocial
andcultural
expression
ofbiolo~cal
sexbased
on
socially-constructed
ideas
oftraditional
gender
rolest
Gender
identity
refers
toaperson's
self-conception
ofbeing
male,
female,
trans,
etc
gender
expression:
(see
"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")
gender
non..conforming:
(see
"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")
genderquee.r:
(see"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")

hegemonic
masculinity:
socially
andhistorically
constructed
idea
of
what
menought
tobe,inaway
astructure
thatlinks
power
to
masculinity,

thecombining
ofidentities
asadditively
increasing
one's
burden
but
instead
asproducing
substantively
distinct
experiences.
Itistherefore
an
indispensable
methodology
fordevelopment
andhuman
rights
work.

heterosexism:
theassumption
thateveryone
isheterosexual
(orshould
be).Also,
anideo
logical,
social
andcultural
system
thatinstituti.onalizes
heteronormative
behavior
such
thatpeople
arecompelled
andassumed
tobeheterosexualj
andpersecuted
forallnon-heteronormative
forms
of
behavior,
identity,
relationships,
orcommunity.

intersex:
(see"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms'})

institutional
racism:
thenetwork
ofinstitutional
structures,
policiesJ
andpractices
thatcreate
advantages
andbenefits
forwhite
people,
and
discrimination,
oppression,
anddisadvantage
forpeople
ofmarginalized
racial
groups!

oppression:
thepower
andaffects
ofdominationt
Theterm
oppression
isprimarily
used
todescribe
how
acertain
group
(oranindividual)
is
being
kept
down
byunjust
useofforce,
authority,
orsocietal
norms
.
When
thisisinstitutionalized
formally
orinfo
rmally
inasociety,
itis
referred
toasi'systematk
ofinstitutional
oppression."
Oppression
isoften
covert
(hidden)
andismost
commonly
feltandexpressed
bya
widespread,
ifunconscious,
assumption
thatacertain
group
ofpeople
are
inferior.
Different
kinds
ofoppression
often
intersect
andbuild
offeach
other
, Such
oppression
may
include
racism,
sexism,
heterosexism,
antisemitism,
ableism,
age
ism,
etc,

internalized
classism:
theacceptance
andjustification
ofclassism
by
working
clasS"and
poor
people
.examples
include:
fe~lings
ofinferiority
to
higher-c
lass
people;
disdain
orshame
about
traditional
patterns
ofclass
inone's
family
anddenial
ofheritage;
feelings
ofsuperiority
topeople
lower
ontheclass
spectrum
thanoneself;
hqstility
orblame
towards
otherworking-class
orpoor
people;
andbeliefs
thatclassist
institutions
ar~fair,

internalized
racism:
thepersonal
conscious
orsubconscious
acceptance
bypeople
ofcolor
ofthedominant
societies
racist
or
Eurocentric
views,
stereotypes,
andbiases
t
intersectionality:
atheoretical
toolthataddresses
multiple
discriminations
andhelps
understand
how
different
setsofidentities
impact
onaccess
torights
andopportunities,
Intersectionality
isan
analytical
toolforstud~ng,
understanding
andresponding
totheways
in
which
gender
intersects
with
other
identities
andhow
these
intersections
contribute
tounique
~eriences
ofoppression
andprivilegei
Itstarts
from
thepremise
thatpeople
livemultiple,
layered
identities
derived
&om
social
relations;
history
andtheoperation
ofstructures
ofpower.
.
Intersectional
analysis
aims
toreveal
multiple
identities,
exposing
the
different
types
ofdiscrimination
anddisadvantage
thatoccur
asa
consequence
ofthecombination
ofidentities.
Itaims
toaddress
the
manner
inwhich
racism,
patriarchy,
class
oppression
and·other
systems
ofdiscrimination
create
inequalities
thatstructure
therelative
positions
ofallfolks.
lnters
ectional
analysis
posits
thatweshould
notunderstand

nationality:
thestatus
ofbelo
nging
toaparticular
nation
bybirth
or
naturalization,
aperson
canhave
more
thanonenationality
orbe
nationless.

patriarchy:
systemic
societal
structures
thatinstitutionalize
male
physical,
social
andeconomic
power
over
women.
people
ofcolor
(POC)
:aterm
ofself-identification
used
toreferto
peoples
andethnicities
whose
ancestral
ori~ns
arefrom
Africa,
Asia,
the
Americas
,ortheMiddle
East.
Theterm
people
ofcolor
isoften
used
instead
oftheterm
minority
(soon
tobefact
ually
inaccurate,
aspeople
of
color
will
soon
constitute
amajority
oftheUS).
The
term
also
empha~zes
common
experiences
ofcultural
disc
rimination,
colonialism
and
imperialism
racial
disc
rimination,
andracial
oppression,
1

prejudice:
asetofnegative
personal
beliefs
about
asocialgroup
that
leads
individuals
toprejudge
people
from
thatgroup
,orthegroup
in
general,
rega
rdlessofindividual
difference
among
member
f thattarget
group.
privilege:
unearned
social
power
accorded
bytheformal
andinformal
institutio~s
ofsociety
toallmembers
ofadominant
group
(such
aswhite
privilege,
male
privilege,
class
privilege,
etc).Privilege
isusually
invisible
tothose
·~o have
itbecause
they
aretaught
nottoseeit,butit

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nevertheless
putsthem
atanadvantage
over
those
who
donothave
it.

queer:
(see
"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")
race:
asocial
construction
based
onthefalse
belief
thatphysical
characteristics
determine
one's
abilities,
behavior
,opinions,
beliefs
etc,
Racial
categories
areproduced
socio-politically
viapower
relations
and
social
prac
tices.
The
refore,
even
though
race
iscommonly
understood
as
a"social
construct,"
thissystem
ofcategorizations
continJJ~!
tobe
perpetuated
bywhite
privilege
andinternalized
racism
among
people
of
color
,

racism:
thesystematic
subordination
ofmembers
ofmar~nalized
racial
groups
,vho
have
relatively
little
social
power
bymembers
ofadominant
racial
group.
thissubordination
issupported
bytheactions
of
individuals,
cultura
l nonns
andvalues,
andinstitutional
structures
and
practices
ofsociety
.
sexism:
sexism
isaform
ofoppression
thatperpetuates
thesystem
of
patriarchy
,where
men
ormasculine-spectrum
people
hold
power
and
privilege
and
·where
women
andfeminine-spectrum
people
are
subordinated
tomen.

transgender:
(see
"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")
transman/ftm
:(see
iasicsexuality
&gender
terms")
transsexual:
(see"basic
sexua
lity&gender
terms")
transwoman/mtf:
(see
"basic
sexuality
&gender
terms")

white
privilege:
theunquestioned
andunearned
setofadvantages,
entitlements,
benefits,
andchoices
bestowed
onpeople
because
they
are
white.
generally
most
white
people
who
experience
such
privilege
doso
without
being
conscious
ofit

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transgender
- umbrella
jermthafrefers
broadly
topeople
who
deviate
from1heir
ass
ignedgender
orthebinary
gender
system,
including
intersex
people,
transsexuals,
cross--dressers
, transvest
ites,
genderqueer
people
, dragqueens/kings,
two-spir
it people
, andothers;
transpeople
dono1necessarily
chooseto airer their bodies
hormonally
and/o
r surgically
ondmayormaynotidentify
asFTM/MTF
~

hichoriinoted
in medical/psychological
transsexual
• onolderter~w .~dividual
whoseeks
orhoshod
communit
ies,typicallyreferring
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sexual
reass
ignment
surgery
(SRS
)

gender
non
..conf
orming
- indivi
dua
lswhose
gender
exp
ression
is
dlfterent
fromthesocial
expectations
based
ontheirass
igned
sex

. genderqueer
• a termusedb .
.
~etw~en
genders
orosneith;someJndividua1s
whoidentify
as
, ent1f
Y astrans
orpursue
Phys~a,n
norwoman;
may
ormaynot
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cisgender
..individuals
whoidenf
ify withinorastheirbirthassigned
gender
andpresent
witha congruent
gender
expression
(I.e
. a non
-transperson)

---

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- a tra·nsJ)erson
assigned
fem
aleat birthwho
identifies
onthemole
spectrum/has
malegender
identity

queer
(adJJ
umbrella
termusedbyindividuals
to describe
their
sexual
identity
and/or
gender
identity
thatdoesnotfitthebinaries
of gay/straight/bi
ormale/female,
oranyone
whose
sexual
orientation
orgender
ident
ity doesn
't match
society's
expectat
ions;
originated
asa derogatory
wordandfs beingreclaimed
ondused
osa statement
ofempowerment
bysome
people
andhasdfff
erent
. meanings
fo dlfferentpeople

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gender
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ond/orbehaviors
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os"masculine''
or
1
''feminine;
' mayalsobeandrogynous
orsomething
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ro beonallyto LGB,queer,
andtransfolks?
There's
toomuch
infoouttheretoprinthere
...check
outfhese
links!
How
homophobia
affects
straight
people:
gsanetwork.org/files/resources/Straig
TheCisgender
privilege
checklist:
queersunfted.blogspot.com/2008/08/cisge
checklist.html
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