MEX talks features prominent Mexican and Mexican-American speakers on a variety of topics: education, politics, arts and culture, business and economics, immigration and civil rights, through a unique Mexican lens.
MEX talks is an annual, one-day speaker series that explores the state of Mexicans in the city of Chicago and in the United States.
Led by Mexican and Mexican-American speakers, but open to all, MEX talks highlights the Mexican community’s contributions to, full participation in, and advancement of US business, politics, education, the arts and more.
The Mexican Community in Chicago
Although still referenced as the most recent immigrants, the truth is, Mexicans have been in Chicago for more than 100 years. There is a rich cultural history, and more than a century’s worth of contributions from Mexicans that have made our great city, and the United States, what it is today.
We are looking to see how we as the largest Latino ethnic group in the United States of America can use that size, that power and make this country a better place. Just as we have since the beginning of this country, just as we have at this very moment and just as we will when we become the majority population in the United States of America.