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November 7, 2000 Contact: Jeffron Boynés (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu
Kristin Lunardini (312) 996-3457; klunar1@uic.edu



The Kenneth B. Clark Center for the Study of Violence in Communities at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents an undergraduate research conference entitled, "Gangs in Chicago."

The conference marks the beginning of the Chicago Gang History Project, an initiative by the Clark Center to understand how Chicago gangs have changed over the past decades.


Nationally recognized experts who will address the issues surrounding the history of Chicago gangs include:

Timuel Black: one of Chicago's preeminent African-American historians and and author of the forthcoming book "Bridges of Memory"

James F. Short, Jr.: renowned social scientist and conductor of the most thorough study of gangs in Chicago in the 1960s


Thursday, Nov. 9

Morning session begins at 9:30 a.m.

Afternoon session begins at 2:30 p.m.


Morning session at UIC Chicago Circle Center Rm. 605, 750 S. Halsted St.

Afternoon session at UIC Great Cities Institute Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St.


How has gentrification impacted gangs and neighborhoods? What do those who have experienced the changes of gangs say about what is happening? Why are gangs expanding into the suburbs?

The Clark Center is a multidisciplinary research center based in the criminal justice department of UIC. Its primary research goal is explaining variation in violence between neighborhoods and cities.

The conference is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration information, call (312) 996-8590 or email kbc@uic.edu. For more information, visit http://www.uic.edu/orgs/kbc.

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