On January 26th, Donald Trump ordered his administration to publish weekly crimes of immigrants and crack down on “sanctuary” cities that protect immigrants from deportation, threatening to withhold funds from these cities if they refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The same day, a group of friends and I (Samuel Du […]

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The fight for immigrant’s rights has been all too long and full of roadblocks, but despite the massive attacks that we are currently facing, it continues, gaining strength and wisdom from our stories. Filmmaker Mario Contreras documents the struggle through the lens of his family and explores the power of names, both in his family […]

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Trump’s first two weeks in office can be called many things–above all, draining. Every day has seen a new attack against equal human rights, with marginalized communities taking the brunt of the blow. Our communities are on edge, glued to television newscasts and social media feeds to hear the latest assault, and, in turn, the latest emergency protest. Our […]

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Press Release Teatro Vista is set to present the world premiere of Ike Holter’s newest play The Wolf at The End of The Block, on Sat, Feb. 4 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. Tickets available here. The Wolf at The End of The Block is set in the same fictional, South side Chicago neighborhood as Ike’s more recent works above, and […]

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We tend to steer our ears toward Lat/alt sounds because we love the endless variety of music from that ‘genre’ but we also just love to listen to anything that makes us feel. From neo soul to heartfelt gritty blues, we enjoy music that evokes an emotion, a moment in time or that joy and […]

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Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night! This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings […]

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 21 A Shameful Affair: The 1908 Springfield Race Riot HCC Clarence Mitchell Library, Freeport
Tuesday, February 21 Know Your Rights! UIC Latino Cultural Center, Chicago
Tuesday, February 21 Teatro Americano 2017 Spring Program OPEN Center for the Arts, Chicago
Tuesday, February 21 Art & Body: Exploring social and political issues through the art of performance, collage drawing, and zine making The Port Ministries, Chicago
Tuesday, February 21 Our Community – What It Has, What It Needs South Elgin High School, South Elgin
Tuesday, February 21 Our Community – What It Has, What It Needs South Elgin High School, South Elgin
Wednesday, February 22 Zona Abierta – Black Snake Warriors: Tales from Standing Rock UIC Latino Cultural Center, Chicago
Wednesday, February 22 Free Speech & Race Speaker Series: The Sound of Silence John T. Richardson Library, Chicago
Wednesday, February 22 Talking Moonlight The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion, Chicago
Wednesday, February 22 Paint and Dinner at Estrella Negra Estrella Negra, Chicago
Wednesday, February 22 Lone Piñon – World Music Wednesday Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago
Thursday, February 23 Reading and Dialogue with Tara Betts and Kristiana Rae Colon 57th Street Books, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Workshop: Kentaro Toyama – Designing for Vulnerable Communities 14 E. Jackson, 507,
Friday, February 24 A Tribute to Salvador J.Vega La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Friday, February 24 You’re Killing Me Susana Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Art Hearts: Opening Reception & Exhibition FSC: Paulina, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Gabriel Iglesias: FluffyMania Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
Friday, February 24 Future Listening – Afro Latin Rootz Boleo, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Mars-Di Gras The Adler Planetarium, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Understanding Adultism: Building Partnerships with Youth Chicago Freedom School, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Chicago Cultural Center Exhibitions Open House Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago