While it remains to be seen how the festival will be received by its new neighbors, the lineup for Riot Fest is as strong as ever. Here’s a preview of some of the must-see performers set to take the stage on FRIDAY. Look out for more Gozamos Riot Fest 2015 coverage and follow us on Snapchat (gozamos), Instagram (@gozamos) and Facebook!

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Guest contribution by Jennet Posey On November 24, 2014 when it was announced that killer cop Darren Wilson will not be charged for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Chicagoans took to the streets and shut them down. [Photos by Jennet Posey] Created with flickr slideshow.

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El Blog

My Coming Out Story

In honor of National Coming Out Day, we’re sharing 22-year-old Eric Amaya’s coming out story. Eric is a cast member of the Youtube series “Queer Code,” an HIV prevention counselor/tester, and a young gay activist.

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El Blog

Maybe

Maybe we shook hands before. Maybe we talked and laughed before. Maybe you thought I was a good person. Maybe you didn’t know much about my past. Maybe I was left dead on the street. Maybe you’ll base all of your opinions on the pictures you saw of my past on TV. Maybe you’ll forget I was human?

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Por Elio Leturia José Antonio Vargas ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida escondido detrás de un secreto: vivir indocumentado en los Estados Unidos. Cerca de 12 millones de personas en los EEUU comparten tal secreto bajo el miedo de la deportación. Pero Vargas, quien salió del clóset de los papeles falsos cuando publicó […]

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Por Elio Leturia Articulada y expresiva es Yoani Sánchez, la bloguera cubana que participó el 8 de junio en la Trigésima Feria del Libro Printers Row que organiza el periódico Chicago Tribune todos los años. “No pretendemos emular a los websites que se actualizan cada dos minutos”, empezó diciendo Sánchez al anunciar que el 21 […]

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 29 Betwixt, Between, and Beyond: Stories of Becoming Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Dialogue 8: Shirin Neshat Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Intro to Web Concepts Braintree, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Women in Civic Tech Speaker Series: Creators & Founders Homan Square Community Center, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Mujeres artistas en el México de la modernidad. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Perceptions v. Reality: What to Consider when Choosing a CPS HS Wells Community Academy High School, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 I Gotchu: Showing Up for Intersectional Women’s Rights Canvas, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Poetry & Migration Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Chicago
Wednesday, March 29 Danilo Brito – World Music Wednesday Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Vocalo Radio Live From The Silver Room The Silver Room, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Hyphen-Labs: NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism Conversations at the Edge, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 The Deportation of Innocence: Film screening & panel discussion Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Celebrating Women’s History Month: Empowering and Inspiring Lightning Talks Dev Bootcamp – NEW LOCATION, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Women in Civic Tech: Amplifiers of Community Voice DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Public Newsroom #12: How to Make Podcasting a 2-Way Street Build Coffee, Chicago
Thursday, March 30 Know Your Rights: Immigration, Employment, Housing, & more Center on Halsted, Chicago
Friday, March 31 Fondo Semillas Fundraiser National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Friday, March 31 This land is your land Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago
Friday, March 31 United, States, America: Three Problematic Concepts SAIC MacLean Ballroom, Chicago
Friday, March 31 Transgender Day of Visibility 2017: Artist Showcase Center on Halsted, Chicago
Friday, March 31 Night in the Stacks 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1203, United States,