Past Event

Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins

Lilia Fernandez, 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 present a paper entitled “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.” Simón Weffer-Elizondo of NIU’s department of sociology will respond.


Kristin Huffine, NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies


Lilia Fernández, Ohio State University’s department of history
Simón Weffer-Elizondo, NIU’s department of sociology

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 (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). 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 Northern Illinois University’s Department of Latino and Latin American Studies.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please contact Mark Hallett at at least 72 hours prior to the event. For more information, please call 312.374.1555.