Proshansky Auditorium at the Graduate Center
As he prepares to move to Chicago, Juan González shares what he’s learned about democratic rights, racism, police abuse, and imperial control during more than 50 years as radical activist, acclaimed journalist, and historian of the Latinx experience. This farewell talk by González, co-host of Democracy Now! and a former New York Daily News columnist, extracts lessons from his time in the Young Lords in the 1960s, through his work with the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights in the 1980s, to grassroots movements today. The event marks the release, this year, of a new edition of González’s classic book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America.