The Trump administration officially released two DHS memos detailing new immigration enforcement rules, repealing previous guidance granted under the Obama administration, and widely expanding the scope of immigrants eligible for deportation. Below are key changes. We will post responses from immigration rights’ groups as they become available. KEY CHANGES • “hiring 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, as […]

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Trump’s first two weeks in office can be called many things–above all, draining. Every day has seen a new attack against equal human rights, with marginalized communities taking the brunt of the blow. Our communities are on edge, glued to television newscasts and social media feeds to hear the latest assault, and, in turn, the latest emergency protest. Our […]

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Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night! This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings […]

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“Caravana Against Repression in Mexico” is in Chicago through Tuesday as part of a 30-day, 18-city caravan to oppose the U.S.-funded Merida Initiative—a multi-billion dollar military program that supplies weapons, heavy artillery, training and intelligence services to the Mexican government. The caravan features 8 activists from Mexico who will speak on human rights violations, state repression, […]

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  The weeklong binational and bilingual Lit & Luz Festival, presented by MAKE Literary Productions, will culminate in a Live Magazine Finale, an exclusive night of debut collaborative performances from teams of Mexico City and Chicago participants: Gabriela Jauregui + Susy Bielak & Fred Schmalz Jorge Méndez Blake + Samantha Hill Guadalupe Nettel + Vu Tran + Amanda Gutiérrez […]

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“Our story is an epic, a saga, an odyssey. We crossed continents, we crossed oceans and every time there was no way we made a way. We are the children of bridges –bridges made from our backs our tears our sacrifice and from all the ones who never made it across with us.”

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Latin@ luchador fans will appreciate today’s Google Doodle, which salutes legendary luchador “El Santo” on what would have been his 99th birthday. During his 50-year wrestling career, Rodolfo Guzman Huerta brought the sport of lucha libre into the mainstream. He starred as his alter ego El Santo in dozens of films, and “Santo comics” became their own […]

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23 Reading and Dialogue with Tara Betts and Kristiana Rae Colon 57th Street Books, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Workshop: Kentaro Toyama – Designing for Vulnerable Communities 14 E. Jackson, 507,
Friday, February 24 A Tribute to Salvador J.Vega La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Friday, February 24 You’re Killing Me Susana Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Art Hearts: Opening Reception & Exhibition FSC: Paulina, Chicago
Friday, February 24 Gabriel Iglesias: FluffyMania Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
Friday, February 24 Future Listening – Afro Latin Rootz Boleo, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Fest Loyola’s Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St.,
Saturday, February 25 Mars-Di Gras The Adler Planetarium, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Understanding Adultism: Building Partnerships with Youth Chicago Freedom School, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Chicago Cultural Center Exhibitions Open House Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Latinxs Against Trump Protest Cloud Gate, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 Identity, Power & Oppression 719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108, United States,
Saturday, February 25 Sacred Heart Sip and Paint Fundraiser The Surreal Rabbit, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 The Hoodoisie, Humboldt Park (Pt. 2) UrbanTheater Company, Chicago
Saturday, February 25 ¡CUBA VA! Chicago-Guantanamo Blues Exchange Fundraiser Citlalin Gallery, Chicago
Sunday, February 26 Neighborhoods of the World: Brazil’s Carnival Navy Pier, Chicago
Sunday, February 26 LGBTQ Latinx Potluck (Vives Q Lab) PASO – West Suburban Action Project, Melrose Park
Monday, February 27 Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America Book S Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago
Monday, February 27 Python Office Hours (PYOO) South Side Hackerspace: Chicago – ssh:chicago, Chicago
Tuesday, February 28 Drop-In Center for LGBTQ youth ages 12 to 17 El Rescate, Chicago