Latino Americans: The Chicago Story

Galvin Library presents to the Illinois Tech community, Latino Americans: The Chicago Story by Peter T. Alter, director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History at the Chicago History Museum, on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium. Alter’s presentation is the second in a series funded by an NEH/ALA grant, and will place Latino Americans: 500 Years of History squarely in the Chicago context. Today, Chicago’s Latino community ranks as one of the largest in the United States. Yet, popular memory often overlooks the city’s place in Latino history. He will draw upon his extensive research in Chicago’s Mexican and Mexican-American communities and place this local history in a national context. A reception featuring Latino-inspired food and beverages will be held before the lecture at 6 p.m. in The MTCC Ballroom. Attendees are encouraged to view Episode 4 and Episode 5 of the PBS Latino Americans series. View online or check out our DVD copy. This event is open to Illinois Tech students, staff and faculty, as well as friends and community members.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at Illinois Tech.