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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 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...