Spectrum Presents: Dr. Matthew Kenyatta


(UChicago Students Only)

Thursday, October 27th


Student Workroom, Institute of Politics (5707 S. Woodlawn Ave)


Join Spectrum, the IOP's LGBTQ civic engagement group, for a seminar with Dr. Matthew Kenyatta on Preserving The Fullness of Black Public Spaces In An Age of Digitalization, Diaspora, and Displacement. 

Whose history do we preserve in cities and why? Using case studies of small Black businesses Dr. Matthew Kenyatta gives a seminar about preserving the fullness of Pan-African heritage and queerness in cities amidst urban gentrification and when designing the cities of the future.

This convening is open to current UChicago students who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

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