Feature photo by Andy Daddio
“Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas!”
A documentary exploring Rosie Perez’s burning question: why are Puerto Ricans are so proud? Her journey through Puerto Rico’s history gains inspiration from the vibrant music, dancing and energy of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, and she uses this starting point to speak to Puerto Rican people about their identity and culture.
Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
Located in the heart of Humboldt Park, at the western gateway of the “Paseo Boricua” culinary, cultural and entertainment district, the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) has been providing quality community arts and culture programs since 2000. IPRAC’s building, which originally served as the Humboldt Park Stables and Receptory, is a historically and architecturally significant landmark. This architectural gem of the Chicago Park District, which sat idle for decades, is undergoing a complete interior renovation to transform it into a first-class cultural institution providing year-round exhibitions, performances and arts education workshops.