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A Call to Rethink Columbus Day

PRCC Executive Director Addresses Día de La Raza Celebrants in Pilsen Chicagoans simultaneously celebrated two divergent holidays on October 12th. While some waved Italian flags and decried the City’s removal of two statues depicting Christopher Columbus, a larger crowd gathered to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day – or Día de La...

Gay Latino: Findings Found in Research

The Gay Initiative research project aims to gather a deeper understanding of obstacles and barriers that subsequently lead to reduced utilization rates of healthcare services among many gay Latinos living in Chicago. Through a series of individual interviews and focus groups, we gathered data to understand better the correlation...

Survival Day: For Self Actualization COVID-19 Humboldt Park United Community Response

Humboldt Park institutions showed up in force on July 13th to promote a healthy community. The event was billed as “Survival Day”, and was organized by Healthy Hood and sponsored by 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado’s Office with the help of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC), Save Money...

PRCC Creates New Leadership Position: Names Melissa Mark-Viverito as Chief Policy Officer

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) is proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Mark-Viverito as our Chief Policy Officer. Over the years The PRCC has worked closely with Melissa on a myriad of issues, key among them organizing to free our Puerto Rican political prisoners and mobilizing to...

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