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[lang_en]Fijate– Bikes, Yuppies, and Internet bochinche[/lang_en]

Xavier “Xavi” Luis Burgos “I am going to have a VERY hard time being at the Ciclo Urbano event if the No Se Vende people are talking about wanting white people to get the hell out in front of my children and waving Puerto Rican flags in our faces, ”...

[lang_en]Recent Book Highlights Struggle To Save Community Mural – La Crucificación de Don Pedro Albizu Campos[/lang_en]

Roz Diane Lasker and John A. Guirdy recently published the book, Engaging the Community in Decision Making, summarizing how five community partnerships attempted to address the growing field of community participation, which promises to include formerly excluded community members from decision-making process. One chapter of the book is dedicated...

[lang_en]2nd Annual ¡Humboldt Park NO SE VENDE! Parranda on Paseo Boricua[/lang_en]

Humboldt Park community residents gathered at Batey Urbano (2620 W. Division) to prepare for one of Puerto Rico’s most cherished cultural traditions. This tradition, which has taken place for over a century in Puerto Rico, has finally made its way onto the streets of the chilly Windy City. Despite the...

Internationally Renown Artist Installs Permanent Mosaic at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Internationally recognized artist Manny Vega made a unique visit to Chicago last week to install an original 19-foot mosaic in the courtyard of the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC).  Mosaics are one of Puerto Rico’s most fundamental traditional art forms.  The finished mosaic will be on...




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