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

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Date(s) - 09/16/2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

UIC Student Center East



Louise Año Nuevo Kerr will be posthumously honored for her pioneering research and impact on students and colleagues.

The public is welcomed to attend this special one-day conference in honor of the late Louise Año Nuevo Kerr, who passed away last year.

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.

The scheduled speakers include:

  • Deena González, Loyola Marymount University
  • Jesus “Chuy” García, Cook County Commissioner
  • Mike Amezcua, Notre Dame University
  • Lilia Fernández, Ohio State
  • Teresa Córdova, UIC Great Cities

This conference is a collaboration of Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Great Cities Institute with generous support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is co-sponsored by LARES and the Latino Cultural Center.

Honoring the Legacy of Louise Año Nuevo Kerr

Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Student Center East – Cardinal Room
750 S. Halsted Ave – Chicago IL

To Register, visit the conference website HERE, or call (312) 996-2445.