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, June 1 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Friday, June 23 Humboldt Park Film Festival Patio Theater, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Build Coffee Opening Day Build Coffee, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Fun & Fit Family Day Lambs Farm, Libertyville
Saturday, June 24 Chicago Food Truck Festival Chicago, IL, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Mamby On The Beach 2017 – Official Oakwood Beach, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 La Cultura Cura: A Cooperative Market for Barrio Sustainability La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Chicago DYKE MARCH 2017! Chicago, IL, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Noche Latina Berwyn Park District, Berwyn
Saturday, June 24 The POWER Project: All About Agave with Lou Bank Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Night Out in the Parks at Caracol Burnham Wildlife Corridor, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comite Chicago: 43 Hijos Desaparecidos Fundraiser , Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Poetas: Celebrating Latinx Poets Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 ROMPE White Rabbit, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 ValorArte Tianguis Artesanal La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 Dvorak Park Planting Day Dvorak Park, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 BringHer Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 FREE: Chicago Mariachi Festival at Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 The Conscience Monologues Loyola University- Piper Hall, Chicago