Juan González Talk & Book Signing at Princeton
Democracy Now!’s, Juan González, author of RECLAIMING GOTHAM: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities, will be speaking at Princeton University’s Latin American Studies Program conference on the Puerto Rico debt crisis.
East Pyne Hall
Princeton University Art Museum
More about Juan González:
Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks and the cover-up of these hazards by government officials. Juan was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015.
He is a founder and past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and a member of NAHJ’s Hall of Fame. During his term as NAHJ president, González created the Parity Project, an innovative program that creates partnerships between local communities and media organizations to improve coverage of the Latino community and recruit and retain more Hispanic journalists. He also spearheaded a movement among U.S. journalists to join other citizen groups in opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation of media ownership restrictions.
A founding member of the Young Lords Party in the 1970s and of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights in 1980s, González has twice been named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the country’s most influential Hispanics and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Puerto Rican Coalition.
His latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities, explores how a new generation of progressive municipal leaders offers valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform.