“Where the Guns Go” Screening and Lecture with Dr. Juan Mora-Torres of DePaul University

Saturday, September 23, 3:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The documentary is an in-depth report on U.S. arms transfers to Mexico in a context of deepened corruption and human rights violations. Based on firsthand testimonies in Mexico and detailed research.

Dr. Juan Mora-Torres was born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacan (Mexico) and grew up in San Jose, California. A former Teamster (union), he has worked in California’s agricultural fields and canneries and as an adult education instructor in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Chicago and has taught at Wayne State University (Detroit) and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He currently teaches Latin American history at DePaul University. His research focuses on the history of the US-Mexican borderlands, Mexican migration, working class formations, and Mexicans in Chicago. He is the author of The Making of the Mexican Border (University of Texas Press). He is currently working on his next book project, “Me voy p’al norte: The First Great Mexican Migration, 1890-1940.” He is the Board President of El Beisman, a bilingual digital magazine based in Chicago’s Pilsen barrio.



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