Forefront is thrilled to announce Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and cast members from the Chicago company of HAMILTON as keynote speakers at the 43rd annual Forefront Luncheon.
By Guest Author on April 11, 2017
At a time when vulnerable communities are under attack, residents of Berwyn and suburban advocates will urge the City Council to make Berwyn a Welcoming City.
By Sandra A. Trevino on April 3, 2017
OPENING – Gestalt Series: The Inner Workings of Secrets, A Solo Exhibit by Sandra Antongiorgi
By Guest Author on March 29, 2017
Joint statement by Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD), The People’s Response Team and Mijente, in response to the shooting of Felix Torres by an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, which shows that immigration raids make our communities unsafe and expose the heightened militarized tactics.
By Luz Chavez on March 25, 2017
On the heels of finishing its first workshop series on immigrant rights, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is teaming up with several organizations on a new round of workshops on undocumented immigrants’ rights in the workplace, rental properties, and the health care system. The new series launched last Saturday with events on opposite sides of the city: a “Know Your Rights” workshop […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on March 24, 2017
Make Music Chicago, a completely free city-wide musical celebration under the helm of the International Music Foundation, is now accepting applications through June 1 from both musicians and venues…
This Sunday, coders, designers, and nontechies are rolling up their sleeves and getting down to work at the second Migra Map Hack Day. From 10am to 4pm, participants will help make Migra Map the go-to resource for tracking ICE raids. UIC computer science student Guillermo Rojas reached out to Migra Map creators United We Dream and Latino Rebels about […]
By Ilene Palacios on March 22, 2017
“Standing for the Living,” a short film, addresses the struggle to protect the water, documents the violent raids to shut down the Oceti Sakowin prayer camp in North Dakota and draws connection between the colonization of indigenous people & resources and the displacement of Mexican people in Pilsen through gentrification.
Immigrant Parents Denounce Intimidation, Demand Immediate Resignation of Orozco Elementary Principal
By Gozamos on March 10, 2017
From Pilsen Alliance Press Release: During these difficult times for our immigrant community we have heard many promises from the city of Chicago and public institutions such as Chicago Public Schools, which have consistently announced their commitment to protect and support our immigrant families. However, parents at Orozco Academy in Pilsen tell a much different […]
Ana Tijoux: “We cannot think of a feminism, an anti-patriarchy, without an anti-capitalism and anti-racism”
By Luz Chavez on March 9, 2017
For International Women’s Day, artist-activist Ana Tijoux published a powerful opinion piece on Chile’s Radio Villa Francia, calling for a reclaiming and re-empowerment of feminism, one that incorporates its inextricable connection to anti-capitalism and anti-racism. In the essay, Tijoux, whose parents were jailed and later fled Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship, recounts the struggles of women she’s […]
By Guest Author on March 9, 2017
From Pilsen Alliance press release Parents, students, and staff at Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen arrived at school Tuesday morning to find that the roof of the bridge had blown off during the middle of the night. The roof, which was installed less than 10 years ago, caused classroom flooding and debris accumulation near the […]
By Ilene Palacios on March 6, 2017
Chicago native Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and has more in store