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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UPDATE 8/31/16, 3:10pm: Gozamos reached out to Berwyn School District 100 for a public statement and for confirmation of reports that the teacher has since resigned. The school district released the statement below via email, calling the allegations against the teacher unfounded and stating the teacher has not been removed. Gozamos has reached out to MALDEF about the district’s […]

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Around the world, an outpouring of grief has produced beautiful tributes to legendary singer-songwriter and queer Mexican icon Juan Gabriel, who passed away suddenly on Sunday. Makeshift memorials, stunning artworks, and images of the star gracing the front covers of newspapers from Ecuador to Puerto Rico illustrate the impact of the artist who sold more than 100 million […]

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In mourning one of our own tonight, the queer Latin@ community has a message for the world: Don’t erase Juan Gabriel’s queer identity. The 66-year-old singer-songwriter died earlier today from an apparent heart attack in Santa Monica, California. Queer Latin@s took to social media to express shock and grief over his sudden death and pay homage to the legend for creating a […]

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24 Talleres con Colectivo Altepee Colibri Studio & Gallery, Chicago
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 Pedro Mi Amor National Museum of Mexican Art, 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
Saturday, April 29 Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival Joe’s Bar, Chicago