Alianza in a Racial City
Description: An intergenerational conversation on Community-building, Education, and Afro-Diaspora Solidarity in Chicago.
Where do our histories and current concerns cross paths and diverge? What do we mean when we say ‘solidarity’? How does Chicago as a segregated city shape alliances and agitate new educational possibilities?
Join us for a unique dialogue between some of the best artists, activists, and educators in Chicago.
Introduction/ Facilitator: Xavi Luis Burgos
Carmen Flores-Rance, Former Young Lord & Church Council President at San Lucas UCC in Humboldt Park (she/her)
Juanita García Avilés, longtime community organizer, educator, mother (ella/she/her)
Jennifer Pagán, artist, educator, cultural organizer, co-founder of #LetUsBreathe Collective, & a founding member of Black Abolitionist Network and #DefundCPD Campaign (she/her)
Dr. David Stovall, Professor of Black Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at UIC (he/him)
Quincy Raggs, Babalorisha & interdisciplinary cultural performer (he/him)