The Organization of Black Students at Uchicago is the 2013 RSO of the year!

Congratulations to us!

Come to the General Assembly Real Talk this Wednesday at 8:30 in OMSA!

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Mark Your Calendars for the OBS Real Talk This Wednesday 2/26/14!


We hope to see you there!

Come to the OBS Sunday night Dinner Tonight 2/23/14!


Please come to the 2014 George E. Kent Lecture February 6. 2014 at 6:00 PM in Mandel Hall!

 Please join the University of Chicago Organization of Black Students for the 2014 George E. Kent Lecture featuring political strategist, professor, author, and columnist, Donna Brazile, as she discusses the current state of the African American community and politics fifty years after the March on Washington.  The Kent Lecture is held annually in honor of the late Dr. George E. Kent, one of the earliest tenured African-American professors at the University of Chicago and its first African-American professor of English. The lecture was established by the Organization of Black Students to serve as a platform for community exposure to African-American luminaries—an end Dr. Kent championed throughout his 12 year tenure at the University of Chicago. Since the lecture’s inception in 1984, speakers such as Dick Gregory, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Michelle Alexander have shared their views on politics, social justice and race relations with our audiences.  The 2014 George E. Kent Lecture will occur February 6, 2014 in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.  Doors open at 5:30pm at the program begins at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
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For more information please visit the facebook page here.
We hope to see you there!

Sister Cinema at Doc Films!

OBS has teamed up with Doc Films to put on a series that highlights African American filmmakers and actresses. Make sure to come out every Thursday night at 7PM in Ida Noyes for the screenings! Tickets are $5.00.

(A still from EVE’S BAYOU, a movie in the series)

For more information please check out the Doc Films Website here

OBS at the Hyde Park Food Pantry

At the end of Fall Quarter some members of OBS were able to volunteer at the Hyde Park Food Pantry. We were so happy to be able to help those in need in time for the holiday season! For more updates about our community service events check back here at the OBS website!



Come to our end of the quarter study break!