Marching for Change: Chicago In the National Immigrant Movement

March 1, 2007

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UIC and Chicago area scholars join community activists and artists in analyzing the impact of the immigrant marches, and the social and political significance of the immigrant movement at the local and national levels.

Dolores Huerta is one of the most powerful and respected labor movement leaders of the past fifty years. Huerta is most widely know for co-founding the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez in 1962, but her organizing efforts have continued to affect real change in the 45 years that have followed. 

This remarkable event begins with Michael Reyes, a Chicano Mexican poet and youth organizer who combines hip hop influences with potent spoken word that confronts the many social ills faced by the Latino communities of Chicago.

 

Recorded Thursday, March 01, 2007 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.