The Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade was established in 1978, in Chicago IL on Paseo Boricua. The Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade is community focused and driven, showcasing Puerto Rican arts, culture and music. It is free of the typical depictions that traditional ethnic parades perpetuate in the interest of commercialization. Celebrated in a carnival-like environment, the Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade frames the Puerto Rican cultural experience within the language of social criticism and the discourse of possibilities. The Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade is held annually in June on Division St. (Paseo Boricua) between Western and Humboldt Dr. www.prcc-chgo.org, Prpeoplesparade@prcc-chgo.org, 773-342-0855.