Illinois Fellows Luncheon
This event is free to registerees.
Featured Keynote: “Racial Inequality in Chicago Ward Redistricting: 1923 – 2015” with Professor Robert Vargas (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology & Director of the Violence, Law and Politics Lab; University of Chicago)
This project introduces a new social scientific way to study racial inequality in redistricting by moving beyond partisan gerrymandering and focusing on neighborhoods that benefit/suffer from residing in gerrymandered areas. Professor Vargas focuses on two research questions: 1) How have wards in Chicago changed in size and shape from 1923 to the present? 2) What are the effects of these changes on racial inequality? He will present preliminary findings from Chicago political wards and Illinois Congressional Districts, which suggest that redistricting contributes to racial inequality in Chicago through the systematic protection of white communities and simultaneous partitioning of Black and especially Latino communities.
Lunch available at 12:00 P.M.
Presentation to commence at 12:30 P.M.
The Fellows gratefully recognize: