On the heels of finishing its first workshop series on immigrant rights, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is teaming up with several organizations on a new round of workshops on undocumented immigrants’ rights in the workplace, rental properties, and the health care system. The new series launched last Saturday with events on opposite sides of the city: a “Know Your Rights” workshop […]

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This Sunday, coders, designers, and nontechies are rolling up their sleeves and getting down to work at the second Migra Map Hack Day. From 10am to 4pm, participants will help make Migra Map the go-to resource for tracking ICE raids. UIC computer science student Guillermo Rojas reached out to Migra Map creators United We Dream and Latino Rebels about […]

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For International Women’s Day, artist-activist Ana Tijoux published a powerful opinion piece on Chile’s Radio Villa Francia, calling for a reclaiming and re-empowerment of feminism, one that incorporates its inextricable connection to anti-capitalism and anti-racism. In the essay, Tijoux, whose parents were jailed and later fled Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship, recounts the struggles of women she’s […]

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Outspoken journalist and immigration advocate Jorge Ramos rallied Latin@s to fight against the latest anti-immigrant legislation and dropped some major truth on Trump supporters. Check out the video from his speech at tonight’s Premio Lo Nuestro (English translation below). “I’m an immigrant like many of you. I’m a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. You know […]

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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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Upcoming Events

Friday, May 26 Comparsa de Carnaval! Mask and Puppet-Making with Y no habia luz Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – feat. SOULPHONETICS Sportsman’s Club, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 Support Abuelita Genoveva at her Immigration Check-In 101 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605-1074, United States,
Tuesday, May 30 Angela Jackson – ” A Surprised Queenhood” – CSRPC The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 LAST Chance to TRACK ICE! Nontechies & Coders Needed! Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Wednesday, May 31 Loose Ends Dance Party! ,
Thursday, June 1 Community Limpias Tonantzin “Community Arts and Cultural Gallery”, Chicago
Thursday, June 1 Save the Date! Soirée in the City 2017 Morgan Manufacturing, Chicago
Friday, June 2 Technophobia / The Inheritance / Wingtips / +1 TBA OPEN Center for the Arts, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 Backroads to Lake Geneva JUNE 2017 Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 3D Hat Coding Workshop – CHI Blue1647, Chicago
Saturday, June 3 Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tenth Anniversary Tour at The Vic Theatre The Vic Theatre, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 The Story of “El Jibarito”: A Conversation with Alejandro “Chalí” Hernández Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 Cumbanchero II: The Rafael Hernández Chicago Tribute Tour Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural, Chicago
Sunday, June 4 Cumbanchero II: The Rafael Hernández Chicago Tribute Tour Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural, Chicago
Friday, June 9 The People’s Summit Chicago Mccormick Place, Niles
Friday, June 9 Spring Awakening Music Festival 2017 – Official Addams/Medill Park, Chicago
Friday, June 9 Fiesta Back of the Yards Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Chicago
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,
Saturday, June 10 The 2nd Annual Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival 100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60603, United States,