This report presents findings from a survey of Latinos regarding their perceptions of law enforcement authorities in light of the greater involvement of police in immigration enforcement.
Marketing Diversity and the ‘New’ Politics of Desegregation: Insights from An Urban Education Ethnography GCP-12-1
Situating ethnographic methods within a framework of engaged research we offer a window into the adoption, implementation, and sociopolitical dilemmas of 15 African American males participating in an Initiative designed to maintain diversity at one of Chicago's most successful and elite public high schools.
Jóvenes Sin Fronteras: Latino Youth Take Action for Social Justice & Well-Being GCP-09-01
The purpose of this paper is to present a participatory evaluation using an empowerment framework to demonstrate how a local, urban cultural center for youth fosters (1) Latino Unity and positive youth development among participants; (2) youth led action and organizational empowerment, (3) positive community connectedness and community-building and (4) broader societal connectedness and social justice.
The HistoryMakers: A New Primary Source for Scholars GCP-07-08
This paper explores the possibilities of increasing the use and accessibility of The HistoryMakers’ video oral history archive.
Urban Aesthetics and the Excess of Fact GCP-06-05
The “excess of fact” describes the complexity and crowded nature of un-staged photography, where many factors aside from the single subject interact to create meaning. This essay examines the ways in which three modes of “excess of fact” in urban life—echoes, encounters and exchange—create an urban aesthetics. Taking back the right to the city and dialogic occasions are explored in this discussion of the construction of meaningful urban existence.
From Hunger Strike to High School: Youth Development, Social Justice and School Formation GCP-05-01
The following project seeks to identify the attempt of two communities (one Mexican-American, one African-American) to authentically involve young people in the development and planning process of a community high school.
Playing with Race in Transnational Space: Rethinking Mestizaje GCI-04-01
Race and ethnicity have a complex history in the New World, in the confrontation of Europeans, and Africans, with Indians. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, a hierarchical society based on caste, or “race,” was established, with Spaniards at the top, followed by castas (mixed bloods of various types), then Indians, and then Africans.