Hull-House and UIC’s Great Cities Institute launch the book, The World is Watching with a discussion, book signing and reception featuring award-winning poet, professor, architect of the Black Arts Movement, and Third World Press Foundation founder and publisher Haki Madhubuti, editors David Robinson, Alice Palmer, Edward L. “Buzz” Palmer, and several of the book’s authors.
5:30-7:30 PM Discussion with Editors and Authors
7:30-9:00 PM Book signing and Reception.
FREE with RSVP
"The World Is Watching" is a compelling collection of historical and autobiographical essays that reflect on a wide range of world activist struggles, travels, international encounters and critical conversations on foreign affairs. Edited by award-winning public administrator and former journalist David Robinson, former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer, and former chair of the Chicago Sister City Committee (under Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer administrations) Edward “Buzz” Palmer, the latest book from Third World Press Foundation explores Black internationalism and the quest for self-affirmation, alliance and place.
The book contains contributions from theorists and practitioners in international studies, who recount through essays and interviews, their experiences and perspectives, as a result of decades of grassroots, governmental, corporate, university, NGO (non-government organization), and other real-world experiences. World leaders from such countries as Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Africa, India and Singapore to the United States share how Black America’s fight against oppression has garnered world recognition and respect.
For more information, visit greatcities.uic.edu. "The World is Watching" is available on Third World Press (Haki R. Madhubuti, Publisher, Third World Press Foundation).
UIC’s Great Cities Institute is a research hub for scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders whose work focuses on employment and economic development, local and regional governance, dynamics of global mobility, energy and the environment, and community well-being.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) draws upon the legacy of international peace activist and feminist, Jane Addams, and other social reformers who worked, alongside their immigrant neighbors, to create social change on the Near West Side of Chicago during the Progressive Era. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision. Exhibitions and public programs elevate histories of activism, progressive education and democratic principles of participation and exchange, and connect them to present-day social justice issues.