As part of the Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture series the Institute for Latino Studies welcomes retired Congressman Luis Gutiérrez. Gutiérrez was the first Hispanic Representative from Illinois. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois' Fourth District from 1993 to 2019. From 1986 to 1993 he was a Chicago City Council member representing the 26th ward.
He is an outspoken advocate of workers' rights, LGBT rights, gender equality and other progressive causes. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achivement– Excellence in Government Service Award from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund).
Join us for a Q&A style discussion on Wednesday, March 23 in rooms 205-207 McKenna Hall. A reception will follow.