“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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“Our story is an epic, a saga, an odyssey. We crossed continents, we crossed oceans and every time there was no way we made a way. We are the children of bridges –bridges made from our backs our tears our sacrifice and from all the ones who never made it across with us.”

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Latin@ luchador fans will appreciate today’s Google Doodle, which salutes legendary luchador “El Santo” on what would have been his 99th birthday. During his 50-year wrestling career, Rodolfo Guzman Huerta brought the sport of lucha libre into the mainstream. He starred as his alter ego El Santo in dozens of films, and “Santo comics” became their own […]

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Chicago-based cumbia + global bass movement ¡CumbiaSazo! is booking vendors, live visual artists and volunteers for their fall/winter season! Event dates: September 2016-March 2017 monthly parties (Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 28, Dec 23, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25) Deadline: Sept 28 Online Application: Apply to be a Vendor, do Live Art, or Volunteer Vending details: • No vendor […]

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Several Pilsen community organizations have partnered with YMCA Rauner to hold a donation drive this weekend after seven arson fires left one person dead and 25 homeless. Pilsen United, Pilsen Neighborhood, Pilsen Alliance, the Chicago Socialist Party and YMCA Rauner are working with Whittier School to make sure all families receive the donations they need. Whittier is where the children affected […]

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A GoFundMe campaign for an elderly paleta street vendor from Little Village has gone viral. Joel Cervantes Macias witnessed Fedencio Sanchez hunched over and struggling to push his paleta cart down 26th Street in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. “It broke my heart seeing this man that should be enjoying retirement still working at this […]

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