The Trump administration officially released two DHS memos detailing new immigration enforcement rules, repealing previous guidance granted under the Obama administration, and widely expanding the scope of immigrants eligible for deportation. Below are key changes. We will post responses from immigration rights’ groups as they become available. KEY CHANGES • “hiring 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, as […]

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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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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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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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Whether watching from afar to capture a photograph, or marching and chanting along with thousands of Chicagoans, as participants of this weekend’s historic Women’s March, Alonzo and I also chronicled some moments from this massive gathering. For me, this was an experience I won’t soon forget and I hope it resonated with you as well. […]

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By guest contributor Pilsen Alliance, a social justice organization committed to developing grassroots leadership in Pilsen. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King moved to Chicago to seek fair housing and respect for communities in which working-class Chicagoans lived and worked. Today, gentrification threatens these very same neighborhoods. The most recent manifestation of this in Pilsen is […]

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Thursday, March 23 Forging From Fire- YEPP’s New Production 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-4120, United States,
Friday, March 24 Chicago Salsa & Bachata Festival 2017 Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont
Saturday, March 25 Chicago Is Not Broke Presentation Frank W. Reilly Elementary School, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Building Bridges not Walls: A fundraiser for Latinos Progresando 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park
Saturday, March 25 McKinley Park Play Garden Fundraiser Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 AfriCaribe’s Winter Academy Recital and Monthly Bombazo! Africaribe Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Nopales Y Milagros Frida’s Cafe, Hessville
Saturday, March 25 The Hoodoisie – Logan Square (Pt. 2) 3527 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60647-4816, United States,
Saturday, March 25 Ralphi Rosario: ‘Spring Affair’ A night with the house legend Thalia Hall, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Chicago HER Launch Party GMan Tavern, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Femina-X , Andy Suzuki & The Method at Elbo Room Chicago The Elbo Room, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Developmental Differences Resource Fair DePaul College Prep, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 MigraMap 2.0 Hack Day #2 La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Sneak Peek Chicago Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center, Matteson
Sunday, March 26 Black & Brown Babes Brunch #12 3653 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-2344, United States,
Sunday, March 26 Mochi Ice Cream Class for 2 at Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 TALK: Trans Liberation NOW! (Vives Q Lab) Taskforce Prevention & Community Services, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 30 Meses. Y todavía nos faltan 43! Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Story Time With Drag Queens Center on Halsted, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Comiendo con Compañeros Sweet Kai Rican, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 3rd Annual DDLR Scholarship Comedy (Presented by Mikey O Comedy) Joe’s on Weed St., Chicago