Please Join ALMA in a major celebration of over 25 years of community service with live Salsa, theater performance, free food and an open bar while at the same time supporting one of Chicago oldest LGBTQ Latinx organizations.
For more information and tickets: https://almawintersalsa.
Equality Illinois community event on the Monday, November 28th
Create an Illinois where LGBTQ communities and its intersections live in an environment of equal treatment where all can thrive.
This forum will serve as a response to the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States. The forum will have three core objectives:
Location and time
Things to Bring
Download full action fair here.
It’s that time of the year!
Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Unity Park fundraiser Party for the Park. It will be held on Thurs. Dec.1st at Wee Gee’s, 3659 W Armitage. Tickets are $20 and include 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket, great food from township, piece and Eli’s + good company, ALL for a GREAT cause!
If you are interested, email Robert at RobCast1012@aol.com
P.S. All monies raised will help Unity Park Advisory Council provide FREE quality programming!
The 14th Annual Conference of the Illinois Latino Caucus Foundation will held on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Register online Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation – ILLCF . We need you help in promoting the conference among your members. Illinois is in a critical juncture and as a partner, we need your help promoting this event on your website and in your communications. Sharing the registration link http://illcf.org and the conference brouchure on your social media will make a difference to Latinos in Illinois.
We are only two weeks away! Please help us share this great conference by sharing the full brochure on your social media pages!
Brochure link here.
The conference will focus on Employment and Career Pathways this year. We will also have Concurrent Sessions, which will start from 10:15 am to 11:45 a.m.
Join experienced panelists and moderators in the areas of:
* ENTREPRENEURSHIP/ BUSINESS
* HEALTH and WELLNESS
The ILLCF 14th Annual Conference is almost here!
Below are two events that TRUST members Cori Tingstad (former CCHR intern) and Imani Rupert-Gordon thought might be of interest to the Collective. They both sound great and totally relevant to the work we’re doing here.
Screening of Julio of Jackson Heights and Q&A with the director Richard Shpuntoff
Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm
University of Chicago Center for Identify + Inclusion
5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Cori’s church is screening this film in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, where Cori works. Since the film touches on LGBTQ and Latinx communities and identities, Cori thought it may be of interest to us. Click here for the link to the Facebook event page, which has the film’s synopsis and further details about the event.
After Orlando: An Evening of Readings
An International Theatre Action in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00pm
The Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
Producer Iris Sowlat, in association with Chicago’s Pride Arts Center, Missing Bolts
Productions Inc. (Blair Baker & Zac Kline artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance
and Press (Caridad Svich, founder) are pleased to present AFTER ORLANDO, an evening of
staged readings of 16 short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando,
Performances of Chicago’s AFTER ORLANDO will be free of charge to the general public, with a donation collection. Proceeds from the evening will be split three ways between Equality
Florida, CALOR, and the Pride Arts Center.
Presented by Iris Sowlat, in association with Pride Arts Center, NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Missing Bolts Productions.
Disarm event takes first, unified steps in ending gun violence
Video below article
by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
It was a haunting rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” performed by Victor Valencia which set the tone for the LGBTQ Town Hall Disarm Gun Violence Oct. 20 at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
More than 120 attended the event, which took place on the second anniversary of the death of Laquan McDonald, slain by Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) officer Jason Van Dyke, and four months after the murder of 49 people on Latinx night at the Pulse LGBTQ bar in Orlando.
Even though the issue of gun violence has affected the LGBTQ community for decades, the massacre at Pulse June 12 galvanized the movement in Chicago. Two months ago, the first steps were made in building a coalition needed to take the kind of decisive action which led to historic LGBTQ civil-rights victories after 1969.
Continue to read more, view images and video here.
The Chicago Freedom School (CFS) is a place where young people can gather to learn about the history of social movements and how to become lifelong change agents. Each year the CFS awards several Freedom Fellowships to a select group of young people, which provides them with a comprehensive and hands-on training around social activism.
As co-chair of their annual fundraiser Moments of Justice, I invite you to support their work by purchasing a ticket(s) or making a gift.
This year’s event theme is Joy, Healing and Resistance and Sage Community Health Collective is one of the Champions of Justice awardees.
Young people of color are stepping up and answering the call of this movement moment and we need to support their leadership development. Moments of Justice is a way to contribute to the important work of CFS in a celebratory event.
9th annual Moments of Justice
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 6pm-9pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere (Bridgeport)
3219 S. Morgan St.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Email Naomi Milstein at email@example.com for more information.
PS: Share the event with you friends on Facebook.
Invitation to a book reading @ Unabridged
Copies of the book will be available for $29.96 (That’s 25% off the suggested retail price of $39.95!)
SAVE THE DATE!!!
The public staged reading of Breaking Waves, a new play by Argenis Vegas
Tuesday, September 20th @ 7:00 pm. @ The Greenhouse Theatre – 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
No reservations needed.
The show is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend.
We hope to see you there.
LGBT Workplace Microaggression Study
Hello! My name is Courtney Resnick and I’m a doctoral candidate at the University of San Francisco where I am researching LGBT employees’ experiences with microaggressions in the workplace. I’m interested in understanding if geographic differences exist when experiencing workplace microaggressions, so it’s important that I hear from people all over the US!
Please consider participating by taking a short survey (approx. 20 min). At the end, you’ll have the option of entering a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards. In addition, please feel free to share this link widely with anyone you think be interested in participating.
We’re announcing our July Special Guests on
Monday, June 13, 2016. You won’t want to miss it.
ALMA Chicago’s Youth Advisory Board host second annual “On The Table”
The Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) joined thousands of Chicagoland residents on Tuesday, May 10, to discuss how they can help unite the place they call home. In today’s society, this act of coming together has never been as crucial as it is presently. On the Table, organized by The Chicago Community Trust, connects people and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. They believe that “[t]alking–and listening–to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicagoland region. What you do matters. And when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.”
Our last year’s ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change Scholarship recipient, Roberto Mendez, facilitated a great conversation, at Nightcap Cafe in Pilsen, about gentrification and how it affects our Latino and LGBTQ+ communities. The youth from YAB and invited guest discussed the different components of gentrification varying from economic, political, and communal contributions to the issue. Also addressed were the perceived positive and negative aspects on gentrification. Some possible ideas for creating awareness and change that were discussed by the group were systemic changes through government process and educating both people who move into communities, on cultural humility, and residents who may not be aware of how to prevent displacement or take advantage of the changing community’s resources.
Click here to view PDF.
Last month I taped an interview with Ligia Granados from Univision Chicago. We talked about the importance of LGBTQ movement and visibility in the Latino community. The segment will air this Wednesday, March 2, at 10PM C.
El mes pasado grabé una entrevista con Ligia Granados de Univision Chicago. Hablamos sobre la importancia del movimiento LGBTQ y visibilidad en la comunidad latina. El segmento saldrá al aire este miercoles, 2 de marzo a las 10 pm C.
Astraea Foundation honors three Chicagoans
2014-05-17 Windy City Times
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s 2014 Fueling the Frontline Awards, a first-of-its-kind event, was held in Chicago May 16 at the Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. Three Chicagoans were presented the award: Julio Rodriguez, Tracy Baim and the late Vernita Gray.
J. Bob Alotta, executive director of Astraea, also MC’d the event, and spoke with passion about the fund’s more than three decades of work nationally and internationally. She also promoted their “Fueling the Frontlines,” a three-year, $20 million campaign for global LGBTQI rights. The campaign will continue Astraea’s long tradition of funding cutting-edge LGBTQI-focused organizations through supporting activism, education and philanthropy.
Read full article, view photos and watch videos from the event here.