Previous Events


Dia de los Muertos Breakfast and Altar
Wednesday, November 2, 2009
Sample items from local Mexican bakeries were shared as students learned about the cultural significance of this celebration.

Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
A representative from the Chinese American Museum gave a presentation on the rituals and cultural significance of Chinese New Year.

Black History Month Speaker: Kerwin Charles
Monday, February 22, 2010
Professor Kerwin Charles discussed his research on race, wealth and inequality with students.

Community Organizers Panel
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Representatives from The Southwest Organizing Project, Southsiders Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the Coalition for a Better Chinese-American Community, and Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) answered questions from students about their organizations and how students can get involved.

Minority Alumni Awards Dinner
Friday, June 4, 2010
This year we honored Maria Bechily AM'85 for her great contributions to the Latino community, the field of public relations and the philanthropic community. The evening was filled with celebration and mingling with alumni and current students.


Dia de los Muertos Breakfast and Altar
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 8am
Sample items from local Mexican bakeries and learn about the significance of this celebration.

Latino Heritage Month Keynote Address
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 12pm

Potluck Dinner and Hyde Park Jazz Fest
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 5pm
An evening of delicious food and wonderful jazz before the start of classes.

Harris School Minority Alumni Awards
Friday, June 6, 2008, 5pm


Harris School Minority Alumni Award Winners

Since 2003, Minorities in Public Policy Studies (MIPPS) has proudly honored Harris School Alumni of Color through its annual Minority Alumni Awards. This reception has brought together, faculty, staff, alumni and current students to celebrate the personal and professional achievements of Harris School alumni.

2007 - Sharon Williams, AM 1991, Unison Health Plan

2006 - Phillip Thomas, AM 1988, Chicago Community Trust

2005 - Mark Joseph, AM 1994, PHD 2002, Case Western Reserve University

2004 - Erica Burroughs, MPP 2001, Chicago Public Schools

2003 - Danilo Cuevas, MPP 2001, Printed Canvas, LLC