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

Thursday, June 1 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Monday, June 26 The POWER Project: ¡Tiempo de historias para niñ Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Monday, June 26 Spread Love PT. IV: Villapalooza 2017 Fundraiser Lagunitas Brewing Company, Chicago
Monday, June 26 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Marquez Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Chicago
Monday, June 26 The POWER Project: Why you should be reading a few bad hombres and mujeres Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 27 Protecting Pilsen’s Identity La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Tuesday, June 27 Rammstein Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, Tinley Park
Wednesday, June 28 OPEN EYES Exhibition & OPEN Center for the Arts Anniversary Celebration OPEN Center for the Arts, Chicago
Wednesday, June 28 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Thursday, June 29 Diáspora, la resistencia de una lengua La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Thursday, June 29 The Stoop – Lit – Supporting CHIRP Rosa’s Lounge, Chicago
Friday, June 30 India Joe’s Live Rosemont, Rosemont
Saturday, July 1 2017 Chosen Few Picnic & Music Festival Jackson Park Chicago Il, Chicago
Saturday, July 1 Live On Lincoln 2017 [Official] 3200 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-1106, United States,
Saturday, July 1 Lila Downs en Ravinia Festival, Illinois Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Wednesday, July 5 LatIndie feat. Los Gold Fires / Rai / Mán Cub / Décima Emporium Chicago – Arcade Bar Venue, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 The Luna Blues Machine at the Taste Taste of Chicago, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 Café Tacvba & ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 Orquesta el Macabeo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Friday, July 7 Anime Midwest 2017 Anime Midwest, Des Plaines