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From Despair to Hope: 40 Years After the ‘Division Street Riots’

Special Message by Alderman Billy OcasioOn June 12, 1966, the Puerto Rican community experienced one of the most important urban upheavals in the history of this country. Along Division Street from Ashland to California, already the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community, the people felt a sense of neglect,...

Message from Batey Urbano/Mensaje de Batey Urbano

¡Saludos luchadores por la independencia! Gracias por permitirnos un espacio para compartir nuestras perspectivas con ustedes, una perspectiva puertorriqueña formada por la Diáspora.  Aunque no pudimos estar presente en cuerpo, estamos presente en espíritu y en lucha. Como el revolucionario José Martí una vez escribió, nosotros también les escribimos desde las...

2007 New Year’s Message

If 2006 was a busy year for the Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center, this coming new year will be filled with greater promises and possibilities. All of our programs experienced some significant changes and made important contributions to community-building efforts. A brief synopsis of some of the...

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