Contratiempo’s monthlong poetry festival, the 9th Annual Poesía en Abril, continues with its grand finale week! All events are free and open to the public! 26 DE ABRIL | APRIL 26 Wednesday, April 26, 6 pm Instituto Cervantes 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654 Poesía en Abril Grand Weekend Kick Off Event: The School of Solitude  […]

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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 […]

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All photos by Miguel Vazquez via Miguel Vazquez Digital Art & Photography This past Saturday Chicagoans took over downtown to protest the election of Donald Trump and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photographer Miguel Vazquez captured these images from the protests.  

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Like you, the Gozamos crew has been processing, discussing, and protesting the presidential election results. Here are reflections from some contributors: “I can’t say that I’m surprised at the election results. The moment the Democratic Party became complacent was the moment that Trump had a real shot. Democrats became comfortable with the promises and minimal progress […]

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“Social justice is ‘in’ in the art world.” – @billythecamera Social justice is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a state or doctrine of egalitarianism (Egalitarianism defined as 1: a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs; 2: a social philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people).” In their […]

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Upcoming Events

Friday, May 26 Comparsa de Carnaval! Mask and Puppet-Making with Y no habia luz Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – feat. SOULPHONETICS Sportsman’s Club, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 Support Abuelita Genoveva at her Immigration Check-In 101 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605-1074, United States,
Tuesday, May 30 Angela Jackson – ” A Surprised Queenhood” – CSRPC The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 LAST Chance to TRACK ICE! Nontechies & Coders Needed! Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Wednesday, May 31 Loose Ends Dance Party! ,
Thursday, June 1 Community Limpias Tonantzin “Community Arts and Cultural Gallery”, Chicago
Thursday, June 1 Save the Date! Soirée in the City 2017 Morgan Manufacturing, Chicago
Friday, June 2 Technophobia / The Inheritance / Wingtips / +1 TBA OPEN Center for the Arts, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 Backroads to Lake Geneva JUNE 2017 Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 3D Hat Coding Workshop – CHI Blue1647, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tenth Anniversary Tour at The Vic Theatre The Vic Theatre, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 The Story of “El Jibarito”: A Conversation with Alejandro “Chalí” Hernández Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 Cumbanchero II: The Rafael Hernández Chicago Tribute Tour Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 Cumbanchero II: The Rafael Hernández Chicago Tribute Tour Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural, Chicago
Friday, June 9 The People’s Summit Chicago Mccormick Place, Niles
Friday, June 9 Spring Awakening Music Festival 2017 – Official Addams/Medill Park, Chicago
Friday, June 9 Fiesta Back of the Yards Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Chicago
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,