In this talk, hosted by the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Professor Sue will speak on her co-authored book, Durable Ethnicity: Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core, a mixed-methods study which shows the powerful role that ethnicity continues to play in the lives of many Mexican Americans, even those who are four or five generations removed from their immigrant ancestors. She will present data from 70 in-depth interviews and over 1,500 surveys to show how Mexicans Americans living in San Antonio and Los Angeles construct their identities and attitudes related to ethnicity, nationality, language, and immigration in the context of a strong ethnic core – a set of interconnected forces involving structures and institutions that foster ethnicity and serve as important counterforces to mainstream forces. Despite the existence of a strong Mexican American ethnic core, Mexican Americans’ orientation to ethnic identity and ethnic practices is oftentimes secondary to their sense of being and feeling American.Speaker bio: Christina A. Sue is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interests are in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration, with a regional focus on Latin America and the United States. She is author of Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness in Mexico, which examines how national ideologies in Mexico influence Mexicans’ understandings of racism, race mixture, and blackness. She is also a contributing author to Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America. Her work also appears in journals including the American Journal of Sociology, American Review of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. She is currently working on projects which examine the experiences of Mexicans of African descent living in the Pacific coastal region of Mexico and the experiences associated with whiteness in central Mexico.

Join the world’s largest beer celebration! With a large beer tent featuring many authentic German beers, food and root beer for kids, there is fun for the whole family. All are welcome to visit the animals at the zoo and continue to Oktoberfest for more fun activities.
Beer Tent Admission is $5.00
Parking and Attendance is Free

Join the world’s largest beer celebration! With a large beer tent featuring many authentic German beers, food and root beer for kids, there is fun for the whole family. All are welcome to visit the animals at the zoo and continue to Oktoberfest for more fun activities.
Beer Tent Admission is $5.00
Parking and Attendance is Free

Hear the stories of Chicago women activists and learn what reforms they led, particularly on Chicago’s Near South Side, during this virtual program led by CAC docent Ellen Shubart.

Chicago’s 19th century history typically focuses on—and has been told by—middle- and upper-class white men credited with building businesses that fueled the city’s rapid growth. Less well-known and recognized are the women who helped build Chicago, whether alongside these men or, more often, independently. Some aimed to advance civic and social reforms, others advocated for more livable housing, and many worked to secure the right to vote.

Kickoff is Saturday where the bus usually departs RPC headquarters. (this is done via the broadcast)

Sunday is a worship experience in Memphis, TN. (https://www.christmbc.org/)

“Money Networking Monday”- Morning Introduction by Rev Wilson & Myself, College Tours of Midwest Schools, Financial Aid, College Admission, & Career Choices

“Trust the Process Tuesday”- Evening College Tours & Conversations with Admissions from Southern Schools, and Lunch & Learn with Corporate Sponsors

“Winning Wednesday”- Evening State of the Union “Culture & Conversation” and day will be filled with College Tours of East Coast and tour of Safe Haven Underground Railroad Museum

“Through the Waters Thursday” – An International Day of Service, Study Abroad, and connecting with schools in Africa

“Fast Forward Friday”- Yard Fest of Greeks with Millennial Discussion and Evening Discussion with Millenials to discuss Now What’s Next?

Saturday- Ambassadors named (each will receive a Civic Engagement packet, jacket, and be required to take a Social Justice Workshop), bus returns and bags & goodies given out at Rainbow PUSH (local) and feedback forms filled out.

Fiesta del Sol is an annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago, IL. The family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four-day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

Fiesta del Sol is an annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago, IL. The family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four-day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

Fiesta del Sol is an annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago, IL. The family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four-day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

A Community Festival Bringing Over 30 Different Countries and Cultures Together to Exchange, Celebrate Diversity, Unity & Love.
Join thousands of delighted festival-goers, coming together to exchange, celebrating diversity, culture, and food from over 30 different countries, local and international artists, MCs, DJs, from the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the USA.
In honor of continuity, exchange, and cultural connections throughout the diaspora, Bantu Fest 2020 will showcase arts, crafts, food, vendors, dance, drums, workshops, children activities, and many more activities that will create a unique experience from all of the countries featured.