Latinos, Race, and Empire: A Talk by Juan González

Monday, December 12, 2022

6:30 pm

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

Open to the Public

Current headshot of Juan Gonzalez with a graphic illustration of the Young Lords of the 1960s
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


This program is offered as both an in-person and livestream event. Choose one:




As he prepares to move to Chicago, Juan González shares what he's learned about democratic rights, racism, police abuse, and imperial control during more than 50 years as radical activist, acclaimed journalist, and historian of the Latinx experience. This farewell talk by González, co-host of Democracy Now! and a former New York Daily News columnist, extracts lessons from his time in the Young Lords in the 1960s, through his work with the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights in the 1980s, to grassroots movements today. The event marks the release, this year, of a new edition of González's classic book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America.

Presented with the Ph.D. Program in History and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS).

In-person attendees will be checked in at the door. Visitors to the Graduate Center must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab taken no more than seven days prior to the visit. One-day visitors may submit proof of vaccination by presenting either a CDC Vaccination Card or the NYS Excelsior Pass or supplying proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test by presenting a copy of the lab results.

CUNY students, faculty, and staff must comply with the University’s vaccine policies. Faculty, staff, and students with verified proof of vaccination will use the CUNY Access Pass in Cleared4 to enter the Graduate Center. Please follow the steps outlined in the Building Entry Policy.

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A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

Please contact Jimmy Cok at for CART services or any additional accessibility requests or concerns for in-person events, at least two weeks in advance of the event.​ This event will be livestreamed, and closed captions will be provided.