On Thursday, February 7th, from 2-4 in the afternoon, there will be an interesting conversation on immigration, dispossession and global citizenship with peace activist and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams and human rights advocate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia.
Hull-House Museum is in our neighborhood, on the UIC campus at 800 South Halsted.
Immigration is in the forefront of today’s headlines, as are conflict areas in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. Often missing, however, is an analysis of how immigrant’s rights are human rights connected to issues of displacement for people around the world and in war-torn countries. Join the conversation with two active and passionate voices for peace, justice, and human rights locally, nationally and globally.
Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García was the first Mexican-American elected to the Illinois State Senate. A founding Executive Director of “Enlace Chicago,” on the board of the Latino Policy Forum, he is an outspoken advocate for social justice, immigrant and human rights for Chicago and beyond.
Peace activist Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines and has been a life-long advocate of freedom, self- determination, and human and civil rights. She currently chairs the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which supports and amplifies women working for sustainable peace with justice and equality.
Sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative co-sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Latin American and Latino Studies Office of International Affairs
And open to the general public. Take advantage of the fabulous opportunities that exist for those of us who live in a university community.
Barbara Risman, neighbor and UIC professor