Nov 7 2013

The Schooling of Boricuas and Mexic@ns: Language, Race, and Resistance

November 7, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Latina/os are the largest student population in Chicago Public Schools, with Puerto Rican and Mexican youth making up the majority. While Latina/os  have made progress in organizing, community development, and political representation, high school graduation and college-bound numbers are alarmingly low. Join us for an interactive presentation to understand this phenomenon by discussing the history of schooling, educational struggles, and current policies changing the face of these communities in the city of Chicago.

Discussion led by Zitlali Morales, Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UIC; and Mirelsie Velazquez, Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) and student organizations Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA) and Latino Educators United for Change (LUCHA)

Date posted

May 17, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020