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Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to Speak on Inequality in Chicago

UIC Great Cities Institute Presents City on the Make: Race & Inequality in America

Chicago mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia will join a panel discussion on race and inequality in Chicago with political consultant Don Rose, Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy, and Victor B. Dickson, president and CEO of the Safer Foundation.

The panel will follow a talk by Andrew Diamond, professor of history and civilization at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, on his new book, “City on the Make: Race and Inequality in Chicago.” Diamond is well known in France for his work on U.S. urban issues. He is the author of “Mean Streets: Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908-1969,” and is currently finishing a book about violence and disenfranchisement among black and Latino youth in contemporary Chicago.

City on the Make: Race & Inequality in America features:
Professor Andrew Diamond, American History and Civilization, University of Paris, Sorbonne
Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia
Don Rose, Political Consultant & Commentator
Professor Pauline Lipman, Director, Collective for Equity and Justice in Education and author of “The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race and the Right to the City”
Victor B. Dickson, President & CEO, Safer Foundation
Teresa Córdova, Director of the Great Cities Institute – Program Moderator

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room AB
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

This program is part of the Poverty to Prosperity Lecture Series sponsored by UIC’s Great Cities Institute and the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

As part of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the Great Cities Institute is a research hub, incubator and convener, whose mission is to sponsor research, service, and educational programs aimed at improving the quality of life of people living in Chicago, its metropolitan region and other great cities of the world.