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

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 Chicago Is Not Broke Presentation Frank W. Reilly Elementary School, Chicago
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
Sunday, March 26 30 Meses. Y todavía nos faltan 43! Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Story Time With Drag Queens Center on Halsted, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 Comiendo con Compañeros Sweet Kai Rican, Chicago
Sunday, March 26 3rd Annual DDLR Scholarship Comedy (Presented by Mikey O Comedy) Joe’s on Weed St., Chicago