Bringing Atzlán and Borinquen to Chicago: Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump

Lecture | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in World and Hispanic Culture and Literature at the University of Houston

 Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

Zimmerman’s presentation will trace the story of Chicago Latino art from the city’s “Latino cultural explosion” of the 1970s and on to new generations responding to crises in Latin America and involving questions of discrimination, gentrification, displacement and struggle. He will examine Chicago Latino art as examples of regional diasporic and transnational processes important to understanding Latino recent cultural transformations. Issues of national, gender, ethnic and spatial identifications will be featured as Zimmerman reviews the materials appearing on his LACASA Chicago website (, and previews the wider range of interviews, documents and images he has recently donated to the Smithsonian Institution.