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Latinos, Race and Empire: A Talk by Juan González

New York, NY

December 12, 2022 | Monday | 6:30 pm

Proshansky Auditorium at the Graduate Center

365 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10016 ( see map )

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.

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Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 40 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010) and was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. A professor of Journalism and Media...