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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25 Latinísimo Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 CHTF Bronzeville | Tempestt Hazel + Sixty Inches From Center Chicago, IL, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 The Stoop – CATCH THESE HANDS – Clarence’s BDAY SHOW. Rosa’s Lounge, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 Zuluzuluu with Thelonious Martin at Subterranean Subterranean, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 A Flor de Piel @ Honky Tonk BBQ Honky Tonk BBQ, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Festival Mole de Mayo 2017 Pilsen 18th Street, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Comparsa de Carnaval! Mask and Puppet-Making with Y no habia luz Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Queer Prom 2017 National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Running Street Art Tour National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Ecuador Cooking Class Latinicity, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Chicago House Party with Promo Code SkyDANCE Millennium Park, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Sabroson! w/ ¡Aparato!, Decima, Mancub, Emerg & Souphonetics ,
Sunday, May 28 ChitChat: Hack Your Period East Room, Chicago
Sunday, May 28 Mujeres Chingonas/ Women Who Kick Ass TBD,
Sunday, May 28 Mole de Mayo Festival 18th Street, Pilsen, Chicago, IL
Sunday, May 28 Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota w/ special guests Dos Santos and Sonido Vie… Thalia Hall, Chicago
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – feat. SOULPHONETICS Sportsman’s Club, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 Angela Jackson – ” A Surprised Queenhood” – CSRPC The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 LAST Chance to TRACK ICE! Nontechies & Coders Needed! Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Wednesday, May 31 Loose Ends Dance Party! ,
Thursday, June 1 Community Limpias Tonantzin “Community Arts and Cultural Gallery”, Chicago