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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  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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 23 Forging From Fire- YEPP’s New Production 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-4120, United States,
Friday, March 24 Chicago Salsa & Bachata Festival 2017 Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont
Saturday, March 25 Social Justice Summit 25 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2045, United States,
Saturday, March 25 Learn About Lead Contamination in Auburn Gresham Thurgood Marshall Library, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Chicago Is Not Broke Presentation Frank W. Reilly Elementary School, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 ¡Conoce Tus Derechos! Know Your Rights Chicago Public Library – Little Village Branch, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises 1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2306, United States,
Saturday, March 25 Building Bridges not Walls: A fundraiser for Latinos Progresando 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park
Saturday, March 25 McKinley Park Play Garden Fundraiser Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 AfriCaribe’s Winter Academy Recital and Monthly Bombazo! Africaribe Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Nopales Y Milagros Frida’s Cafe, Hessville
Saturday, March 25 The Hoodoisie – Logan Square (Pt. 2) 3527 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60647-4816, United States,
Saturday, March 25 Ralphi Rosario: ‘Spring Affair’ A night with the house legend Thalia Hall, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Chicago HER Launch Party GMan Tavern, Chicago
Saturday, March 25 Femina-X , Andy Suzuki & The Method at Elbo Room Chicago The Elbo Room, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Developmental Differences Resource Fair DePaul College Prep, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 MigraMap 2.0 Hack Day #2 La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Sneak Peek Chicago Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center, Matteson
Sunday, March 26 Black & Brown Babes Brunch #12 3653 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-2344, United States,
Sunday, March 26 Mochi Ice Cream Class for 2 at Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 TALK: Trans Liberation NOW! (Vives Q Lab) Taskforce Prevention & Community Services, Chicago