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

Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Marquette Touist Park, Marquette MI,
Saturday, July 22 SummerDance-Off: Footwork Hamilton Park Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha: Charanga Tropical and Mixed Motion Art Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, July 27 SummerDance at Humboldt with DJ Agúzate Humboldt Park, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 BANTU FEST Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637, United States,
Saturday, July 29 Peruvian Festival Chicago Kosciuszko Park, Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Pilsen raise up – Big community march Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Salsa: Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and Arthur Murray Dance Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Monday, July 31 Juan Díes: Beyond the Music Mather’s—More Than a Café, Chicago
Tuesday, August 1 Bend it Like Beckham Millennium Park, Chicago
Thursday, August 3 2017 Lollapalooza Lollapalooza, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 Quetzal Art Fest 2017! Sga Youth Family Services, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 50 Years of Verde Luz: Chicago Tribute to El Topo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, August 6 Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1820, United States,
Friday, August 11 Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan
Friday, August 11 Festival Cubano 2017 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639-2705, United States,
Friday, August 11 Santana at Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Saturday, August 12 My House Music Festival 2017 18Th St. & Blue Island Ave., Chicago
Monday, August 14 Broadway In Chicago Free Summer Concert Millennium Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago