Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UIS Speaker Series presents "Chicanas of 18th Street: Women Community Activism from Latina Chicago"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Chicanas of 18th Street: Women Community Activism from Latina Chicago”. The Hispanic Heritage Month event will include a panel of women activists of Mexican ancestry who lived and worked in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood from the 1970s. Leonard Ramirez, who will also be joining the panel, featured these women in the book Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Latino Movement.

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.

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