Latino paradoxes

Sylvia Puente

Sylvia Puente

Sylvia Puente, executive director of the Latino Policy Forum, will speak on her new report,  “Fuerza Latina: A Paradox of Success and Hardship,” at the annual Phillip J. Bowman Lecture March 13.

Puente, who reports that Illinois’ Latino population is succeeding and struggling equally at unprecedented levels, will speak from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, Student Center East.

An advocate of affordable housing, immigration reform, improved education for children and women’s leadership, she is a founder of the Latino Leadership Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women.

The Bowman Lecture honors the former faculty member’s contributions to UIC as professor of African American studies and director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. He is now director of the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity.

A reception will follow the lecture. For information, call 312-413-7940.

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