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Police Murder of La Villita Youth: Rest In Power Adam Toledo

We in The Puerto Rican Cultural Center were enraged by the police murder of Adam Toldeo, and our deepest condolences go out to his family, while at the same time we cry out our highest condemnation of the racist institution of policing. The death of Adam Toledo has to...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

On March 8, 2021, the Womxn’s Committee of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center celebrated International Women’s Day. This year’s theme was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World”.  Due to the pandemic, the event was smaller than usual and required masks, but the message of...

PRCC Mourns the Physical Loss of the Following Beloved Members of our Community:

Iván Velázquez was an extraordinary man. He was born Oct 23, 1946 in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico. Iván was a long-time resident of Humboldt Park, and established his business on Paseo Boricua in 1980. He was married to Noelia Velázquez for 45 years. He was blessed with four daughters, one...

Honoring Koko Nia Labeija

As a school community, we strive to center the lived experiences of our youth, uplifting their safety, equality, and freedom in our daily work.  While we hope this is the actual reality of how we move in our spaces with youth, we have failed Koko Nia Labeija. We did...




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