help_outline Skip to main content
114 years
The World's First Service Club    
Making a Difference Since 1905     

Trial for Masthead

HomeCalendarLuncheon: Manuel Barbosa, Retired Federal Judge

Calendar - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Luncheon: Manuel Barbosa, Retired Federal Judge

Manuel Barbosa is a retired US Bankruptcy Judge with an inspiring American dream story, captured in his autobiographical book,"The Littlest Wetback". The book narrates his family background in the Mexican Revolution and his childhood as an undocumented  farm worker. His journey is narrated with commentary and insight into the current issue of immigration based on his personal experiences and his travels as a lecturer and observer in various central American countries and Mexico

Manuel was the first Chairman of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and held that post for 18 years. He practiced law in The Chicago area for 20 years and served on the federal bench as a Bankruptcy judge for 15 years. He is a frequent motivational speaker for students and serves on advisory Boards for Northern Illinois University School of law as well as Benedictine University..He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Matehuala in Mexico and is an honorary distinguished Counselor to Mexico's National Bar Association. He serves as Chairman to the Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals and is working on his second book ,while his first book is about to be published in Spanish.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:10 PM until 1:20 PM
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL  60604

Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
The Union League Club has a dress code policy, strictly enforced, of business or business casual. No jeans, tennis shoes or other casual attire. Overcoats must be checked upon arrival in the building lobby.
No Fee


ROTARY/One Foundation

Rotaract Club of Chicago

Mailing Address:
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
Meeting Reservations:
All welcome, please register in advance in CALENDAR.
Virtual Office:
(3 1 2) 3 7 2 - 3 9 0 0
(not located at ULC)

Marshall Schmitt,

Donner Kahl,
rotaract president