Posted by: Latinos Progresando
July 29, 2014
Although still referenced as the most recent immigrants, the truth is, Mexicans have been in Chicago for nearly 100 years. There is a rich cultural history, and a centuryʼs worth of contributions from Mexicans that have made our great city what it is today.
MEX talks features prominent Mexican and Mexican-American speakers on a variety of topics, such as education, politics, arts and culture, business and economics, immigration and civil rights, through a uniquely Mexican lens.
Alba Mendiola, MC Telemundo
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President, USHLI
Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois
Marty Castro, Host Castro Synergies
Larry Gonzalez, Raben Group
María González, Undocumented Youth Organizer
Martha Razo, IIT Student
Linda Xochitl Tortolero, Association House
Jorge Valdivia, Latino LGBTQ Activist
2014 Strategic Planning Committee
Tonantzin Carmona, City of Chicago Office of New Americans
Marty Castro, Castro Synergies
Alexis Esparza, Elev∞
Maria Gonzalez, DREAM activist/community organizer
Luis Gutierrez, Latinos Progresando
Manuel Jimenez, Marquette Bank
Sara McElmurry, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Sofia Mendez, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Amanda Navarro, BMO Harris Bank
Teresa Reyes, Governor’s Office of New Americans
Adrian Soto, Eighteenth Street Development Corp.
Carlos Tortolero, National Museum of Mexican Art
Thursday, September 04, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm Reception to follow
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