Tuesday, September 24, 2013
UIS Speaker Series presents "Chicanas of 18th Street: Women Community Activism from Latina Chicago"
WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library
DETAILS: The panel will discuss the activist tactics their group used to organize for educational equity and social reform. They will also speak about their motivations, initiatives, and experiences, offering insight on the dynamics that transform community members into activists.
Ramirez was a founder and past director of the Latina American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) Educational Leadership in 2010 for his efforts. His book, Chicanas of 18th Street, received the Society of Professors of Education Book Award in 2013.
This event is co-sponsored by the UIS Organization of Latin American Students, Women and Gender Studies Department, and Sociology and Anthropology Department.
For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries. All events are free and open to the public.