Speakers to explore ‘Latino panethic politics in Chicago’ March 3

Lilia Fernández
Lilia Fernández

Lilia Fernández, author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago” and associate professor in history at the Ohio State University, will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

Fernández will present a paper titled “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.” Simón Weffer-Elizondo, associate professor in the NIU Department of Sociology, will respond.

Kristin Huffine, acting director of NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, will moderate.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Room 121 of the Center for Latino & Latin American Studies, 515 Garden Road.

This Illinois Humanities program is supported, in part, by a competitive “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. This sixth and final installment of a series of programs about the past, present and future of Latinos in the United States is presented in partnership with NIU’s Department of Latino and Latin American Studies.

To arrange a sign interpreter or other requirements for full participation, contact Mark Hallett at mark.hallett@ilhumanities.org at least 72 hours prior to the event. For more information, call (312) 374-1555.

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