Mayoral candidate joins panel on inequality in Chicago

Jesus (Chuy) Garcia

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Chicago mayoral candidate.

Chicago mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” Garcia will participate in a University of Illinois at Chicago panel discussion on inequality in Chicago with political consultant Don Rose; Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy; and Victor B. Dickson, president and CEO of the Safer Foundation.

The panel will follow a talk by Andrew Diamond, professor of history and civilization at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, on his new book, “City on the Make: Race and Inequality in Chicago.”


Nov. 13, 9 – 11 a.m.


UIC Student Center East, Room 302
750 S. Halsted St.


Garcia announced on Oct. 28 that he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Democratic primary.

Rose is a long-time independent political consultant and media commentator based in Chicago. He writes a column for the Chicago Daily Observer.

Lipman directs the Collective for Equity and Justice in Education. Her newest book is “The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race and the Right to the City.”

Dickson directs the Safer Foundation, which supports employment of people with criminal records.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Teresa Córdova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute.

Diamond is well known in France for his work on U.S. urban issues. He is the author of “Mean Streets: Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908-1969,” and is currently finishing a book addressing violence and disenfranchisement among black and Latino youth in contemporary Chicago.

This event is sponsored by UIC’s Great Cities Institute as part of its “Poverty to Prosperity” lecture series. It is co-sponsored by UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

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