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Juan González Moderates Online-Only Panel on Chicago’s 2023 Mayoral Race: Reclaiming Harold Washington’s Multiracial Coalition


March 27, 2023 | Monday | 5:30 pm

This is a virtual event

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Juan González moderates a panel entitled, “Chicago’s 2023 Mayoral Race: Reclaiming Harold Washington’s Multiracial Coalition.”

The live stream begins at 5:30 PM CDT/6:30 PM EDT

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In 1983, Harold Washington forged a multiracial, progressive coalition that propelled him to victory as Chicago’s first Black mayor. Washington’s triumph marked a turning point in U.S. urban politics, one cut short by his tragic death in 1987. Forty years after his stunning victory, a new Chicago mayoral contest raises the question: what can we learn from the Washington era?


Juan González, cohost of Democracy Now!, and Senior Fellow at Great Cities Institute


Gordon Mantler, author of The Multiracial Promise: Harold Washington’s Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan’s America, and Executive Director of the University Writing Program; Associate
Professor of History at George Washington University

Jakobi Williams, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago, and Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, Department of History; Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University

Lilia Fernández, author of Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago, and Professor of History at University of Illinois Chicago

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Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 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 the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...