Mexicans in Chicago:
Honoring the Legacy of Louise Año Nuevo Kerr

A special one-day conference
Student Center East
Illinois Room B (NEW LOCATION)
Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Please register below.

September 16, 2016*

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:00 Opening Keynote
10:15 - 12:15 Mexicans in Chicago before 1945
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 3:45 Mexicans in Chicago since 1945
4:00 - 4:45 Closing Keynote
4:45 - 5:00 Closing
*please scroll down for full program
Due to the fantastic response, the conference has been relocated down the hall to Illinois Room B.

Dr. Año Nuevo Kerr was a pioneering scholar in her field and made a lasting impact on dozens of students and colleagues. Her dissertation, The Chicano Experience in Chicago: 1920 - 1970, was a breakthrough in the study of people of Mexican descent in the midwest. She served for nearly 10 years in academic and administrative roles at UIC, eventually becoming the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

  • UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Great Cities Institute
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Gender and Women's Studies
  • Institute for Research on Race Public Policy
  • Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services
  • Office of Public and Government Affairs
  • Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
  • Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos
  • Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER)
  • Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA)
  • UIC Publications
  • UIC Bookstore
  • UIC Richard Daley Library
  • Hector Duarte for poster art
  • Pablo Ramirez for poster design & art
  • Myrna Romero for program design
  • Xóchitl Bada
Space is limited. Please register now using the form below.
If the event is listed as "Sold Out" please click the button "Add Me to the Waitlist" at the bottom of the window below.  Limited seating may also be available at the door.

Pre-Registration has closed but we expect that seats will be available. Please stop by!

Program *

8:30-9:00 -- Registration & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 -- Welcome 
Amalia Pallares (Director, LALS, UIC) 
Michael Amiridis (Chancellor, UIC)

9:15-10:00 -- Opening keynote 
Deena J. González (Loyola Marymount)

10:00-10:15 -- Coffee break

10:15-12:15 -- Mexicans in Chicago before 1945 
Teresa Córdova (UIC)
John Flores (Case Western Reserve)
Michael Innis-Jiménez (Alabama)
Carlos Tortolero (National Museum of Mexican Art)
Moderator: Patrisia Macías (UIC)
Comment: Juan Mora-Torres (DePaul)

12:15-1:45pm -- Lunch 

1:45-3:45pm -- Mexicans in Chicago since 1945
Mike Amezcua (Notre Dame)
Lilia Fernández (Rutgers)
Elena Gutiérrez (UIC)
Virgínia Martínez (Attorney)
Moderator: Lorena García (UIC)
Comment: Xóchitl Bada (UIC)

3:45-4:00pm -- Coffee break

4:00-4:45pm -- Closing keynote
Jesús "Chuy" García (Cook County Commissioner)

4:45-5:00pm -- Closing

*Subject to change.