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

Wednesday, April 26 In Defense of Organizing: Webinar on Federal Prosecutions ,
Wednesday, April 26 Corridos: Mexican Tragic Ballad Songwriting Workshop Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin
Wednesday, April 26 Noche de Estrellas Mi Tierra En La Villita, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 Poesía En ABRIL The School of Solitude by Peruvian Poet Luis Her Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 Pedro Mi Amor National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 Poesia en Abril : Programas de fin de mes Contratiempo, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 A Tribe Called Quest / Tribute party at Punch House Punch House, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 ¡Pachanga! Chicago East Room, Chicago
Thursday, April 27 Zona Abierta: 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance UIC Latino Cultural Center, Chicago
Thursday, April 27 An evening with Chicago Mariachi Project La Taberna, Chicago
Thursday, April 27 Public Newsroom #15: 90 Days, 90 Voices Build Coffee, Chicago
Thursday, April 27 Screening – COUNT ME IN La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Thursday, April 27 SOULPHONETICS at Sportsman’s Club Sportsman’s Club, Chicago
Friday, April 28 Art, Publics, Politics: Legacies of the Wall of Respect Block Museum, Evanston
Friday, April 28 Standing Silent Witness Daley Plaza Downtown Chicago, Chicago
Friday, April 28 Support Noe’s Fight to Remain with his Family 101 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605-1074, United States,
Friday, April 28 Film Screening: If Walls Could Talk Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago
Friday, April 28 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance Berger Park Cultural Center, Chicago
Friday, April 28 SOULPHONETICS at Trench | Wicker Park Trench, Chicago
Friday, April 28 MHMF Presents: The Chicago House Music Tour Pilsen, Chicago
Saturday, April 29 2017 Gaza 5K – Chicago Diversey Harbor, Chicago