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 […]
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 […]
By Kellen Kiernan on May 7, 2013
According to Fox 32, Senator Mark Kirk wants to spend tens of millions of dollars and arrest 18,000 people in an effort to bring down the Gangster Disciples. No, really, apparently that’s what he said. Let’s hope this is one of those instances Politicians making statements that are not intended to be interpreted as fact, […]
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 […]
By Kellen Kiernan on August 7, 2012
In late June, Chicago Public Media (CPM) announced a new partnership with the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and Radio Arte that includes the purchase of Radio Arte’s station signal, WRTE 90.5 FM.
By Kellen Kiernan on March 12, 2012
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.
There’s an uprising of the Nation’s Broke happening, and the Second City ain’t sittin’ out- they’re sitting in.
Gozamos’ Broke Chicago series continues as reporter Hel F. Kerinan appears at the front lines of America’s homeless veteran problem.
By Kellen Kiernan on August 16, 2011
The Whittier sit-in has again been called off, this time (both sides hope) for good.
By Kellen Kiernan on August 2, 2011
Broke Chicago, Gozamos’ spotlight on our city’s penny-poor urbanites, returns with an honest interview with a sex worker advocate.
This Saturday July 30th, Teatro Vista celebrates its 21st anniversary at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The “theater with a view” boasts it is “the largest, non-profit-equity, Latino theater company producing full scale, Latino oriented, theatrical productions in English.”
By Kellen Kiernan on June 16, 2011
Chicago has two faces, and she doesn’t like to show off her scarred side. Gozamos’ new column Broke Chicago takes a look at the the life of a homeless veteran.