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File #: 21-3798    Version: 1 Name: Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Jesús “chuy” Negrete
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/16/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/24/2021 Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JES?S "CHUY" NEGRETE WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Jes?s "Chuy" Negrete from our midst on May 27, 2021 and WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete was born in San Luis Potos?, M?xico, on July 5, 1948 to Melesia and Bernardo Negrete; and WHEREAS, at the age of one, Mr. Negrete and his family migrated to the United States and spent his early years in Texas while his parents worked in the field and later his family settled in South Chicago; and WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete graduated from Chicago Vocational High School and received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a master's in education from Chicago State University (CSU); and WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete resided in the Rogers Park community and was a lifelong educator through his Mexican folklore ballads also known as corridos; through his tenure as a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher; and as an adjunct faculty at numerous universities...
Sponsors: ALMA E. ANAYA
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JES?S "CHUY" NEGRETE

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Jes?s "Chuy" Negrete from our midst on May 27, 2021 and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete was born in San Luis Potos?, M?xico, on July 5, 1948 to Melesia and Bernardo Negrete; and

WHEREAS, at the age of one, Mr. Negrete and his family migrated to the United States and spent his early years in Texas while his parents worked in the field and later his family settled in South Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete graduated from Chicago Vocational High School and received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a master's in education from Chicago State University (CSU); and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete resided in the Rogers Park community and was a lifelong educator through his Mexican folklore ballads also known as corridos; through his tenure as a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher; and as an adjunct faculty at numerous universities across the country; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete rose to nationwide prominence in the 1970s during the Chicano Movement through his music which provided oral histories in English and Spanish to retell Mexican and Mexican American history from pre-Columbian times to the present; and

WHEREAS, he was closely aligned with the farmworker movement, performing for C?sar Chavez's United Farm Workers and Baldemar Vel?squez's Farm Labor Organizing Committee; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete also provided performances, lectures and workshops to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in venues ranging from public schools and libraries to union rallies and civic festivals, from prisons to senior centers; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Negrete helped found Teatro del Barrio in the 1970s and often performed in the street theater troupe with his sisters; and

WHEREAS, for more than a decade, he hosted "Radio Rebelde," a weekly bilingual talk-and-music program addressing issues faced by immigrant workers, and
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