Reyna Ortiz excitedly describes her ideal space for transgender Latinx women as “a big beautiful kitchen, like Grandmother’s kitchen, with fresh produce and a table, very nurturing, very Mexicana, a place where everyone can come together and cook, and you’re more than welcome.” Ortiz participated in a “Race Equity On the Table” panel for transgender […]

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Last week, Charter Parents United and supporters rallied at Federal Plaza to protest what they say is unequal funding of charter schools by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), in reaction to a moratorium on charters signed by 35 aldermen. The protestors marched to CPS headquarters and delivered 35,000 postcards (one for each charter student) to the […]

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This summer hundreds of Chicago cab drivers led by the UTCC (United Taxidrivers Community Council) began a Monday Morning Rush Hour strike, timed to take place the day after the new Rules and Regulations for Taxicab Medallion License Holders took effect. UTCC cab drivers say that they feel they are not represented in City Hall […]

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This Saturday, at Daley Plaza, several young people came forth to tell their stories at the second annual Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic rally. Their stories still illustrate a system that is extremely flawed, in which people who are well trained and ready to enter the work force (and pay taxes) are unable to contribute to the economy; law enforcement simply will not devote the resources to expelling them, yet the legal system is not working to make citizens of them. They are stuck in limbo.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 17 Public Newsroom #31: Documenters and Interview Training Build Coffee, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Pilsen Fest 2017 18th St and Blue Island Ave.,
Saturday, August 19 Grand Opening Event! 4597 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-2961, United States,
Saturday, August 19 Cumbia: Sonorama DJ Collective and Latin Rhythms Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Saturday, August 19 Pilsen Fest Official After Party Thalia Hall, Chicago
Thursday, August 24 Salsa & Cha-Cha: Angel d’Cuba and Latin Street Dance Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.,
Thursday, August 24 Public Newsroom #32: Organizing Human Capital on the South Side ,
Saturday, September 2 Los Dells Fest ’17 . Wisconsin Dells . Sept 2 & 3 Los Dells Festival, Mauston
Saturday, September 2 LUCHA LIBRE in the Park / Lucha Libre en el parque Unity Park in Logan Square, Chicago
Saturday, September 9 Festival del Merengue Bachata Chicago Riis Park, Chicago
Monday, September 11 Court Support: Lawsuit to end money bond The Daley Center, Room 2508, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL,
Tuesday, September 12 Vives Q: 2nd Tuesdays (2017) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Friday, September 15 Riot Fest Chicago 2017 – Douglas Park Douglas Park, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Resisting with Dignity / Resistiendo con Dignidad Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Sones de Mexico in Concert James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, Grayslake
Thursday, September 28 The Cranberries – Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA The Riviera Theatre, Chicago
Saturday, September 30 Latin Ska Fest Décimo Aniversario | Sonidos Rebeldes LOCAL 18,
Sunday, October 29 Day of the Dead Concert Levy Senior Center Foundation, Evanston
Saturday, November 4 Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
Sunday, November 5 Day of the Dead Concert Forest View Educational Center, Arlington Heights