Thur. Mar 26th 10am, Rollout of CPS Parent University with CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave. (By invitation only.)
Thur. Mar 19th 6-9pm, Celebration of 12th Anniversary of Batey Urbano, Poetry Slam featuring Nuyorican Poet, Willie Perdomo, at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. 3015 W. Division St. $15 donation (light refreshments)
Thur. Apr. 2, 6pm National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and Puerto Rico Tourism Company open exhibit “Calibán”, 3015 W. Division St. with
Fri. Apr. 3, Good Friday March, Assemble Congress and Michigan, 12noon
Fri. Apr 3rd 2pm, Luncheon w/Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, $15 donation, Nellie’s Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.
Sat. Apr 4th 12pm-4pm, Move for Life in Humboldt Park, sponsored by Diabetes Empowerment Center
Mon Apr 6th Luncheon/Forum with President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Mark Bimbela and Alejandro Torres Rivera, 2701 W. Division St. ($15-$25 Sliding scale donation.)
Apr 6-10 Pa’lante Conference at UIC/UPRS, “Puerto Rican Identity in the Age of the Diaspora.”
* Mon. Apr. 6th, 9-10am, Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)
* Tues. Apr. 7th, Cultural Presentation
* Wed. Apr. 8th, 9-10am, Film, ISABEL, and presentation by Melissa Montero, filmmaker. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)
* Thu. Apr. 9th, 5:30pm, Noche de Poetas featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)
* Fri. Apr. 10th, 9-10am, Music/Forum featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)
Fri. Apr. 17th 6pm-7pm, Book Presentation by Dr. Edwin Meléndez, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium at 2701 W. Division St.
Sat. Apr. 18, 1pm, Luncheon, A Panel Discussion with Dr. Antonia Darder, Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Dr. Jason Irizarry “Towards a New Discourse on Latino Pedagogy.” ($10-$15 Sliding scale donation)
Sat. Apr 25th Hostos College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
National Conversation on Puerto Ricans in the Age of the Diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Albizu Campos with a community concert featuring Roy Brown and El Topo (leaving Chicago on Fri. Apr. 24th)
Tues. May 19th Naming of Dr. Steve Whitman Greenhouse at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. (Time TBA)
Fri. May 29th Event commemorating Oscar López Rivera’s 34 yr. Anniversary of his arrest, La Casita de Don Pedro & Doña Lolita, 2625 W. Division St.
Sat May 30th NY Rally for Oscar Lopez Rivera’s 34 yr. anniversary of his arrest (leaving Chicago on Fri May 29th)