Cultural Services of the French Embassy

University of Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago
present

City/Cite: A Transatlantic Exchange


Two Countries, Two Days, A World of Ideas

November 3 - 4, 2015

City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange” brings together researchers, artists, policymakers, and activists from the United States and France to engage in a fresh dialogue about the current state of urban democracy and of the circumstances arrayed against the full realization of democratic ideals. At the interpretive heart of each session are critical issues facing metropolitan spaces in both countries—the lingering conditions of inequality and discrimination blocking paths to social mobility, the possibilities for neighborhood renewal in an era of austerity, the challenges of building bonds of trust and solidarity between different urban communities, and the often precarious interface between citizens and their local governments in an era of increasing tensions between communities and the police.

Admission is Free and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

REGISTRATION


Day 1- Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) | Great Cities Institute | Jane Addams Hull House | 800 S. Halsted Street

Poverty Amidst Plenty: Discrimination and Inequities
in the Modern Metropolis

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks 

Teresa L. Córdova, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Andrew Diamond, HDEA, Université Paris-Sorbonne

9:30 a.m. Employment and Community Development in an Era of Austerity  

Exploring dynamics of ethno-racial inequality in metropolitan United States and France, panelists discuss strategies for dealing with the crisis in employment marked by the rise of chronic unemployment especially among youth.

Panelists:

Amy Bailey, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne Charpy, Voisin Malin
Victor Dickson, Safer Foundation, Chicago
Céline Evita, Association Réponses Citoyennes
Lu Rocha, Women for Economic Justice (WEJ), Chicago

Moderator: Robert Bruno, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois

11:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Cité/City: The Urgency of a Transatlantic Exchange

Thomas J. Sugrue, Social & Cultural Analysis & History, New York University

12:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

1:00 p.m. Building Bonds of Trust across Racial and Ethnic Lines                                        

Scholars, policymakers, and community organizers discuss how to surmount institutionized dynamics of racial discrimination and intergroup conflicts in order to build trust and solidarity among different urban communities and pave the way for transformative social action.
Panelists:  

Houda Asal, McGill University/Centre
Maurice Halbwachs (ENS)

Frédéric Callens, Office for the Prevention of and Campaign against Discrimination, Commissariat Général à 'Egalité des territoires (CGET)
Yazid Kherfi, Médiation Nomade  
Barbara Ransby, Social Justice Initiative (SJI), University of Illinois at Chicago
Thomas Sugrue, Social & Cultural Analysis & History, New York University                

Moderator: Amanda Lewis, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), University of Illinois at Chicago

3:00 p.m. The Sociology of Community: Neighborhoods in Transition                                              

Scholars and grassroots activists from both sides of the Atlantic weigh in on pressing issues facing urban communities while examining theoretical, methodological and political tools used to assess and affect neighborhood change.

Panelists:

Marie-Hélène Bacqué, Urban Studies, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense                              
Xóchitl Bada, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

J.R. Fleming, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign
Janet Smith, Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sylvie Tissot, Political Science, Université Paris 8

Moderator: Rachel Weber, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
5:00 p.m. Adjourn Symposium


Day 2- Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | University of Chicago | School of Social Service Administration (SSA Lobby) | 969 E. 60th Street

Race and Youth in the Twenty-First Century Metropolis:
A Comparative Reflection on the United States and France

8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. Keynote Address: “The Future of Black Metropolis”

Mary Pattillo, Sociology, Northwestern University

10:00 a.m. Police-Community Relations in Transatlantic Perspective

In a context of increasingly tense relations between police and communities of color, academics and practitioners from the US and France investigate the circumstances surrounding police violence, the dynamics of systemic racism in criminal justice systems, and the efforts being made to respond to these problems.

Panelists :

Shannon Bennett, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
François Bonnet, Sociology, Pacte/CNRS
Craig Futterman, Law School, University of Chicago
Yazid Kherfi, Médiation Nomade
Alonzo Moore, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
Cathy Schneider, International Studies, American University (DC)
Forrest Stuart, Sociology, University of Chicago

Moderator: Robert Chaskin, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

12:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

1:00 p.m. Arts & Culture: Art and Community Engagement / Youth Programs in the Arts

Arts and cultural activities have proven to have a powerful social impact, in addition to their economic role, and disenfranchised youths are particularly in need of effective programs for engagement. Panelists reflect on how such programs and projects can build skills of creative expression, critical thinking, and empowerment.

Panelists:  

Salah Amokrane, Association Tactikollectif
Céline Evita, Association Réponses Citoyennes
David Feiner, Albany Park Theater Project
Monica Haslip, Little Black Pearl Workshop
Emily Lansana, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
Lisa Yun Lee, Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderator:  Betty Farrell, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago

3:00 p.m. Racial Discrimination and Anti-Discrimination in the United States and France

Exploring how discrimination manifests itself differentially across different segments of minority communities in France and the United States, panelists interrogate the changing role of the state in both reinforcing and undermining regimes of racial inequality and the diverse strategies that have developed to combat new and old forms of racial domination.

Panelists:

Houda Asal, McGill University/Centre Maurice Halbwachs (ENS)
Frédéric Callens, Office for the Prevention of and Campaign against Discrimination, Commissariat Général à l'Egalité des territoires (CGET)
Cathy Cohen, Political Science, University of Chicago
Jasson Perez, Black Youth Project 100
Julien Talpin, Political Science, CERAPS/Université Lille 2

Moderator: Michael Dawson, Political Science, University of Chicago
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


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University of Illinois & University of Chicago Chicago, IL

City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange

When
Nov 3-4, 2015
Where
University of Illinois & University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

University of Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago
present

City/Cite: A Transatlantic Exchange


Two Countries, Two Days, A World of Ideas

November 3 - 4, 2015

City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange” brings together researchers, artists, policymakers, and activists from the United States and France to engage in a fresh dialogue about the current state of urban democracy and of the circumstances arrayed against the full realization of democratic ideals. At the interpretive heart of each session are critical issues facing metropolitan spaces in both countries—the lingering conditions of inequality and discrimination blocking paths to social mobility, the possibilities for neighborhood renewal in an era of austerity, the challenges of building bonds of trust and solidarity between different urban communities, and the often precarious interface between citizens and their local governments in an era of increasing tensions between communities and the police.

Admission is Free and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

REGISTRATION


Day 1- Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) | Great Cities Institute | Jane Addams Hull House | 800 S. Halsted Street

Poverty Amidst Plenty: Discrimination and Inequities
in the Modern Metropolis

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks 

Teresa L. Córdova, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Andrew Diamond, HDEA, Université Paris-Sorbonne

9:30 a.m. Employment and Community Development in an Era of Austerity  

Exploring dynamics of ethno-racial inequality in metropolitan United States and France, panelists discuss strategies for dealing with the crisis in employment marked by the rise of chronic unemployment especially among youth.

Panelists:

Amy Bailey, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne Charpy, Voisin Malin
Victor Dickson, Safer Foundation, Chicago
Céline Evita, Association Réponses Citoyennes
Lu Rocha, Women for Economic Justice (WEJ), Chicago

Moderator: Robert Bruno, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois

11:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Cité/City: The Urgency of a Transatlantic Exchange

Thomas J. Sugrue, Social & Cultural Analysis & History, New York University

12:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

1:00 p.m. Building Bonds of Trust across Racial and Ethnic Lines                                        

Scholars, policymakers, and community organizers discuss how to surmount institutionized dynamics of racial discrimination and intergroup conflicts in order to build trust and solidarity among different urban communities and pave the way for transformative social action.
Panelists:  

Houda Asal, McGill University/Centre
Maurice Halbwachs (ENS)

Frédéric Callens, Office for the Prevention of and Campaign against Discrimination, Commissariat Général à 'Egalité des territoires (CGET)
Yazid Kherfi, Médiation Nomade  
Barbara Ransby, Social Justice Initiative (SJI), University of Illinois at Chicago
Thomas Sugrue, Social & Cultural Analysis & History, New York University                

Moderator: Amanda Lewis, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), University of Illinois at Chicago

3:00 p.m. The Sociology of Community: Neighborhoods in Transition                                              

Scholars and grassroots activists from both sides of the Atlantic weigh in on pressing issues facing urban communities while examining theoretical, methodological and political tools used to assess and affect neighborhood change.

Panelists:

Marie-Hélène Bacqué, Urban Studies, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense                              
Xóchitl Bada, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

J.R. Fleming, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign
Janet Smith, Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sylvie Tissot, Political Science, Université Paris 8

Moderator: Rachel Weber, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
5:00 p.m. Adjourn Symposium


Day 2- Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | University of Chicago | School of Social Service Administration (SSA Lobby) | 969 E. 60th Street

Race and Youth in the Twenty-First Century Metropolis:
A Comparative Reflection on the United States and France

8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. Keynote Address: “The Future of Black Metropolis”

Mary Pattillo, Sociology, Northwestern University

10:00 a.m. Police-Community Relations in Transatlantic Perspective

In a context of increasingly tense relations between police and communities of color, academics and practitioners from the US and France investigate the circumstances surrounding police violence, the dynamics of systemic racism in criminal justice systems, and the efforts being made to respond to these problems.

Panelists :

Shannon Bennett, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
François Bonnet, Sociology, Pacte/CNRS
Craig Futterman, Law School, University of Chicago
Yazid Kherfi, Médiation Nomade
Alonzo Moore, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
Cathy Schneider, International Studies, American University (DC)
Forrest Stuart, Sociology, University of Chicago

Moderator: Robert Chaskin, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

12:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

1:00 p.m. Arts & Culture: Art and Community Engagement / Youth Programs in the Arts

Arts and cultural activities have proven to have a powerful social impact, in addition to their economic role, and disenfranchised youths are particularly in need of effective programs for engagement. Panelists reflect on how such programs and projects can build skills of creative expression, critical thinking, and empowerment.

Panelists:  

Salah Amokrane, Association Tactikollectif
Céline Evita, Association Réponses Citoyennes
David Feiner, Albany Park Theater Project
Monica Haslip, Little Black Pearl Workshop
Emily Lansana, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
Lisa Yun Lee, Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderator:  Betty Farrell, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago

3:00 p.m. Racial Discrimination and Anti-Discrimination in the United States and France

Exploring how discrimination manifests itself differentially across different segments of minority communities in France and the United States, panelists interrogate the changing role of the state in both reinforcing and undermining regimes of racial inequality and the diverse strategies that have developed to combat new and old forms of racial domination.

Panelists:

Houda Asal, McGill University/Centre Maurice Halbwachs (ENS)
Frédéric Callens, Office for the Prevention of and Campaign against Discrimination, Commissariat Général à l'Egalité des territoires (CGET)
Cathy Cohen, Political Science, University of Chicago
Jasson Perez, Black Youth Project 100
Julien Talpin, Political Science, CERAPS/Université Lille 2

Moderator: Michael Dawson, Political Science, University of Chicago
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


For more information and rsvp