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.
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:
- Puerto Rico Town Databook
- Who Lives in Pilsen? The Trajectory of Gentrification in Pilsen in the Last Two Decades
- The Western Suburbs Micro-data Site
- Fact Sheets on the Growth Patterns of Latinos throughout Illinois
- ¡Actívate! A community-data driven guide to help Latinas and their families thrive
- The Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Report
- Latino Neighborhoods Report
- Latinos in the Suburbs: Challenges and Opportunities