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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