Pilsen: An Historical Geography of Political Activism
Dr. Euan Hague
Professor of Geography, Director of School of Public Service,
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m.
In this talk, DePaul University Professor of Geography, Euan Hague, takes a tour through the historical geography of political activism in Chicago’s Lower West Side Pilsen neighborhood. From the role of anarchists and labor unions in the late-19th Century, to the immigrant rights and anti-gentrification protests of the early-21st Century, Pilsen has been at the center of many struggles over life, work, housing, and education in Chicago.
About the speaker
Professor Hague is a cultural and urban geographer with interests in examining how Chicago’s landscapes have developed historically and are continuing to change. His published work has centered on community-engaged scholarship, gentrification, Confederate commemoration, cultural relationships between Scotland and America, and includes Neo-Confederacy: A critical introduction (University of Texas, 2008), Regional and Local Economic Development (Palgrave, 2011) and Neoliberal Chicago (University of Illinois, 2017). Dr. Hague regularly engages in community-based research with students and in collaboration with local organizations, most recently with the Pilsen Alliance and the Chicago Furniture Bank.