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Puerto Rico Town soon to become a reality: Illinois House and Senate Committees Adopt Legislation

During the past two months our community has witnessed two impressive victories in our efforts to maintain this area as a critical space and place that speaks to the Puerto Rican presence and persistence in this city. On March 25, 2021,  Representative Delia Ramírez shepherded through the HB 2395...

CDC Recognizes Nathalie Tirado’s Work to Translate TWIST Intervention Tool into Spanish

The HIV epidemic is a critical public health issue in the Latino community. Fortunately, antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserves the health, quality of life, and life expectancy of people living with HIV. Moreover, people living with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral...

New Concept On Paseo Boricua: El Jolgorio de Salsa y Más

This April The Puerto Rican Cultural Center initiated a summer series that will be celebrated every Saturday. The series is housed in the ¡WEPA! Mercado del Pueblo and is produced in collaboration with Esmeralda’s Cocktail Lounge.  While both the hyper gentrification around Paseo Boricua and the COVID-19 pandemic are...

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...




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