Juan González Headlines Great Cities Launch of Latino Research Initiative

Juan González, Senior Fellow at Great Cities Institute, Co-Host of Democracy Now, and Author of Harvest of Empire will headline the launch of GCI’s Latino Research Initiative on September 12, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Student Center East Room 301 (750 S. Halsted). In Juan’s speech, he will bring a national and international context to his reflections on issues and opportunities facing Latinos in Chicagoland.

We invite you to join us in what promises to be a very interesting and exciting program. Please go to the GCI event page, where you will find the flyer with the detailed agenda and a link to RSVP.

The purpose of the Initiative is to provide a focus and hub through which collaborations among UIC faculty, staff, and students, and communities and other stakeholders will produce research that be used by policy makers, program developers, advocates, educators, and others to advance quality of life for Latino communities and in so doing, contribute to the betterment of Chicago, the region, and the state.

The event to launch the Latino Research Initiative will include panels that feature several of our external partnerships as well as research of Latino professors at UIC, who are faculty affiliates of the Latino Research Initiative. We will also highlight the work of Great Cities research staff and former students.

There are several reports that will be discussed throughout the day:


We look forward to your joining us.