WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Marcha! Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement” featuring University of Illinois at Chicago professors Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-González.
WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. Reception following the event.
WHERE: Public Affairs Center, Conference rooms C/D
DETAILS: UIC professors Pallares & Flores-González discuss the contemporary immigrant rights movement in Chicago. A city with long-standing historic ties to immigrant activism, Chicago was the scene of a precedent-setting immigrant rights mobilization in 2006 and subsequent mobilizations in 2007 and 2008. Chicago is also a microcosm of the immigrant rights movement on a national level. Please join us to advance the conversation about immigration.
Dr. Pallares & Dr. Flores-González are editors of the new book Marcha! Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement published by the University of Illinois Press.
Pallares is an associate professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino studies at UIC and the author of From Peasant Struggles to Indian Resistance: The Ecuadorian Andes in the Late Twentieth Century.
Flores-González is an associate professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latino studies at UIC and the author of School Kids, Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students.
For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or email@example.com.