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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 17 Public Newsroom #31: Documenters and Interview Training Build Coffee, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Pilsen Fest 2017 18th St and Blue Island Ave.,
Saturday, August 19 Grand Opening Event! 4597 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-2961, United States,
Saturday, August 19 Cumbia: Sonorama DJ Collective and Latin Rhythms Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Saturday, August 19 Pilsen Fest Official After Party Thalia Hall, Chicago
Thursday, August 24 Salsa & Cha-Cha: Angel d’Cuba and Latin Street Dance Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.,
Thursday, August 24 Public Newsroom #32: Organizing Human Capital on the South Side ,
Saturday, September 2 Los Dells Fest ’17 . Wisconsin Dells . Sept 2 & 3 Los Dells Festival, Mauston
Saturday, September 2 LUCHA LIBRE in the Park / Lucha Libre en el parque Unity Park in Logan Square, Chicago
Saturday, September 9 Festival del Merengue Bachata Chicago Riis Park, Chicago
Monday, September 11 Court Support: Lawsuit to end money bond The Daley Center, Room 2508, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL,
Tuesday, September 12 Vives Q: 2nd Tuesdays (2017) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Friday, September 15 Riot Fest Chicago 2017 – Douglas Park Douglas Park, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Resisting with Dignity / Resistiendo con Dignidad Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Sones de Mexico in Concert James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, Grayslake
Thursday, September 28 The Cranberries – Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA The Riviera Theatre, Chicago
Saturday, September 30 Latin Ska Fest Décimo Aniversario | Sonidos Rebeldes LOCAL 18,
Sunday, October 29 Day of the Dead Concert Levy Senior Center Foundation, Evanston
Saturday, November 4 Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
Sunday, November 5 Day of the Dead Concert Forest View Educational Center, Arlington Heights