Center for Democracy in the Multiracial Society (CDMS) Subject File, 2000-2011
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Brief Description:

Subject File of the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, including reports, programs and correspondence, received from or sent to the director, administrators, deans, faculty, students and the public regarding co-sponsored events (2002-2010), co-sponsorship requests and denials (2005-2008), the Critical Whiteness Interest Group, director search (2003-2006), the Education Justice Project (2007-2011), department of engineering collaboration programs (2003-2008), CDMS establishment documents (2002-2008), faculty and graduate fellowship proposals (2002-2010), the Ford Foundation grants and projects (2003-2007), 1108 W. Stoughton as a historical site including the National Register Certificate (2001-2005), the "History Makers" presentation (2006), "Immigration and Race in Illinois" workshop (2009), Latino Action Project (2002-2004), living and learning communities (2001-2011), program coordinator search (2006-2008), research/working groups, including Booker T. Washington School, Critical Whiteness, Ethnic Coalition, Health, Health and Security, Housing Interest, Media, Mental Health, Pedagogy, Prison Justice Action, Racial Micro/Macro Aggression and Retention (2003-2010), voter registration project (2006-2008), "Whispering Black" Molly Secours lecture (2006) and Vivian Zapata artwork (2008).

Conferences include "Documenting the Difference Racial and Ethnic Diversity Makes: Uncovering, Discussing and Transforming the University" (2006), "Race, Diversity and Campus Climate" (2008) and "Diversity and Democracy" (2010). Symposiums include "Constructing Race" (2004), "Race and Sports" (2003), "After Whiteness" (2003) and "The East in the West: Seven Transnational Artifacts Exhibit" (2003). A sample of speakers includes: Linda Faye Williams (2004), the Freedom Riders (2003), Mike Honey (2003), Sylvia Puente (2003), Dell Upton (2004), Rebecca Ginsburg (2004) and Theresa Mah (2004).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 24/14/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society
Volume: 9.0 cubic feet
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2414001.pdf (pdf)
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society :

On November 10,2000, the Chancellor and Provost appointed a campus committee to recommend action items for enhancing diversity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.1 The committee recommended the establishment of a Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society. In 2003, a campus Center was granted temporary status and a three year budget.2 ``

1. Diversity Committee Report, 2003. University of Illinois Archives Record Series 24/1/812.

2. Diversity Committee Preliminary Evaluation Report, 2003. University of Illinois Archives Record Series 24/1/812.