Get the Hispanic Heritage Month Party Moving with Cumbia Music. Here’s Some Picks
It’s the second week of Hispanic Heritage Month, so it’s time to kick the party into high gear with some truly celebratory music. Music journalist Sandra Treviño says one of the best ways she knows to get people on the dance floor is with the sounds of cumbia.
New MCA Exhibition Examines the Social and Political Issues of the Puerto Rican Community Through Art
Featuring 18 artists of diverse mediums, the goal of the exhibition is to address the social and political issues that the Puerto Rican community faces — from housing discrimination and migration to bilingual education and health care issues.
Exploring the Pride and Pressure of Being a First-Generation Latino American
Being a first-generation Latino American comes with rewards and struggles — from honoring your roots while defining your identity as an American to dealing with the weight of family expectations while forging your own path.
Meet Música Mexicana, the Latino Sensation That’s Sweeping the Nation
Music is a big part of any celebration. So for Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve asked music journalist Sandra Treviño to dial in on a few music styles, genres and trends across the Latino diaspora.
As Tensions Run High at Police Station Migrant Shelters, Volunteers Speak Out on Shelter Conditions
Currently, about 1,600 migrants are living in police stations across Chicago — a solution that was intended to be temporary. But many of those men, women and children have been sleeping on floors or in tents outside police stations for months.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 15, 2023 - Full Show
Altercations at police stations housing migrants. The rewards and struggles of being first generation. And reconnecting with your roots for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Get Back to Your Roots at Morton Arboretum for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
This month, the Morton Arboretum is inviting people to get back in touch with their roots with a variety of events and programs highlighting Latino cultures and communities, beginning with the Celebración de los Árboles on Sept. 16-17.
University of Chicago Professor Helps Bring Students From Diverse Backgrounds Into the Lab
This year, Juan Mendoza was named a Freeman Hrabowski Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which funds efforts to bring more scientists from diverse backgrounds into scientific institutions. Mendoza said he got right to work on recruiting.
Joseph Jr. Scholarships Seek Latino Applicants for College Funds
After photographer Jose Refugio “Fugie” Almanza tragically lost his 12-year-old son, Almanza sought to turn his pain into purpose. He founded the Joseph Jr. Scholarship Foundation, which aims to help Latinos fund their college educations.
Children’s Book by Chicago DACA Recipient Tells Story of Migration Through a Child’s Eyes
In her book “Homecoming: El Viaje a Mi Hogar,” Margarita Quiñones Peña describes the migrant journey to Chicago through her own eyes as a child coming to her new home of Chicago in 1993.
Volunteer-Run Migrant Shelter Todo Para Todos Ends 5-Month Run in Pilsen
Since May, organizers with the volunteer collective Todo Para Todos said they’ve hosted 260 residents and have found permanent housing for more than 150 of them. The shelter ended its operations this past weekend.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 8, 2023 - Full Show
A community-run shelter for migrants closes its doors. Getting more Latinos in STEM. And the migrant experience from the point of view of a child.
Venezuelan Asylum Seeker Designs Logo to Help Raise Funds for Group Aiding Migrants
For the many volunteers helping migrants living at Chicago police stations, raising funds is essential. One group teamed up with a Venezuelan migrant to design the logo on merchandise being sold to raise money for food, clothes and medicine for asylum seekers.
As Migrants Continue to Arrive in Chicago, Officials Call for Collaboration Across Levels of Government
This week marks one year since the first bus of asylum seekers was sent to Chicago from the southern border. More than 13,500 migrants have arrived in the city to date.
One ‘Whirlwind’ Year In, Community Groups Assisting Migrants Say There’s Much More Work Ahead
From the moment the first bus of migrants arrived in Chicago a year ago, much of the ongoing work of supporting migrants has been done by volunteers, mutual aid groups and community organizers who swung into action.