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Puerto Rican Chicago Virtual Book Launch: Mirelsie Velázquez in conversation with Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr

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University of Illinois Press
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Feb 21, 2022   5:00 pm  

Join Mirelsie Velázquez and Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr for a virtual event celebrating the release of Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977 on February 21st at 5pm CT.

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Mirelsie Velázquez, PhD, is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Rainbolt Family Endowed Education Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma. As a historian of education, her work centers race, gender and sexuality, and the history of urban education. Her book, "Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977" (University of Illinois Press 2022), chronicles the Puerto Rican community’s response to the urban decay in which they were forced to live, work, and especially learn.

Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas and an activist parent in the community. He is a renowned scholar in the history of Mexican American/Chicano and Latino education and has written on educational struggles in the community and on language, politics, and education.

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