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Transformismo: Queer Latinx Culture in Chicago
October 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Listen to a discussion of the complex queer Latinx histories, why they should be recognized, and why queer solidarity needs to break free from Chicago neighborhood borders.
Speaker, Liliana Macias is a DACA/Undocumented Mexican Queer activist and scholar who is working on her PhD in History at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is also the manager of the Chicago Learning Collaborative initiative in education at the Chicago History Museum where she runs school programs with an amazing team. As a scholar, she focuses on the histories of queer Latinx people in Chicago. Particularly, how segregation in the city influenced how, when, and where Latinx queer people create culture when facing exclusion from Boystown, the LGBTQ+ enclave recognized by the city of Chicago.