Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar: Making a Mexican Metropolis in Chicago: Historical Research and Current Perspectives on Mexican Community Life in Chicago

Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Saturday, November 18, 2006

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Making a Mexican Metropolis in Chicago: Historical Research and Current Perspectives on Mexican Community Life in Chicago

Session 1: Community and Change in Mexican Immigrant Chicago
Chair: Juan Mora-Torres, DePaul University

“Neighborhood, Parish, Union: Working-Class Sites of Mexican Racial Transformation in the Greater Chicago Region During the 1930s”
Michael McCoyer, Northwestern University/History Associates
“The People, the Land, and the Job: Creating Community among Mexicans in South Chicago, 1916-1939”
Michael Innis-Jimenez, William Patterson University
“Shaping Transnational Identities: Competing Visions of a Mexican American Community between the Frente Popular Mexicano and the University of Chicago Settlement House”
John Flores, University of Illinois at Chicago

Comment: Eric Arnesen, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Session 2: Education, Socialization and Mexican American Life in Mid-Twentieth Century Chicago
Chair: Marc Rodriguez, University of Notre Dame

“Mexican Women’s Voices in Chicago’s Educational History during the Mid Twentieth Century”
Angelica Rivera, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
“The Chicano Movement Beyond Aztlán: Mexican American Activists in 1970s Chicago”
Lilia Fernandez, Ohio State University
“1965–2000: The Mexican Contribution to Diversity and Urban Change in an Historically Black-White Chicago”
John Koval, DePaul University/University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies

 

Comment: Craig A. Kaplowitz, Judson College

“Closing lecture: Chicago’s Mexican Metropolis: Civic and Community Life”
Sylvia Puente, University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies Metropolitan Chicago Initiative