Here is a posting I received from a group I belong to Puerto_Rican_Events@yahoogroups.com:
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UIC
cordially invite you to a book presentation:
THE NEAR NORTHWEST SIDE STORY
Migration, Displacement, & Puerto Rican Familes
by GINA M. PEREZ
Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies in the
Comparative American Studies
Program at Oberlin College
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2005
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1402 N. Kedzie Avenue
Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico -- two places connected by a
long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. Perez'
masterful blend of history and ethnography explores the multiple and gendered
reasons for migration, why people maintain transnational connections with
distant communities, and how poor and working-class Puerto Ricans work to
build meaningful communities.
"This is a facinating account of transational migration as survival
strategy, one bound up in kin, region and economic restructuring. With the
theme of globalization in the everyday, the author deftly delineates the
interconnected worlds of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood and the San
Sebastian, Puerto Rico, with each location serving as a safety valve for some
segment of the other's population."
--Vicki L. Ruiz,author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in
Copies of the author's book will be available for sale. Gina Perez will be
signing books after the presentation.
This presentation is part of our LECTURES IN THE COMMUNITY SERIES in collaboration with Hispanic Housing, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Women and Children First Books.
This event is free and open to the general public.
Refreshments will be served.
For information please call 312.996.2445.
UIC Latin American & Latino Studies Program
Lectures in the Community Coordinator
University Hall (MC219)
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7115
312.996.4729 312.996.1796 Fax