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Ruido Fest 2017

Imagine the reverberation  from the echo of more than 1,000 souls, fans blasting out loud and making you feel goosebumps:   “Podrás imaginarte desde afuera,  Ser un mexicano cruzando la frontera  Pensando en tu familia mientras que pasas  Dejando todo lo que conoces atrás  Si tuvieras tú que esquivar las balas…”  That’s part of the lyrics of Frijolero, a classic song interpreted by the Mexico City rock band, Molotov, who closed the second day of Ruido Fest 2017 at Adams/Medill Park.   Ruido Fest has […]

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Rape survivors make quilts, tell stories as part of a national campaign

Dozens of red quilts blanketed Daley Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 19 as part of a national movement to shape a new societal response to rape. The quilt collection, dubbed the ‘The Monument Quilt,’ is an ongoing, crowd-sourced collection of quilt squares containing the stories of survivors of rape and sexual abuse from all across the country. […]

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Organizers and Legislators Band Together to Push for Driver’s License Reform at State Level

State legislators are proposing highway safety regulations that would allow undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses. Lawmakers and members of the Latino community met on Thursday Sept. 27 at Pilsen’s National Museum of Mexican Art to discuss the bill that could pass this November with the support of the Latino Legislative Caucus. If passed, the […]

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House Proposal Weakens Violence Against Women Act

Julia is a 30-year-old married mother of six who sought the counseling services of Mujeres Latinas en Accion after experiencing sexual assault. One night, two strangers broke into her home when she was alone and attacked her. Like thousands of victims in the United States, Julia (not her real name) is an immigrant who experienced […]

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Mujeres Latinas en Acción Commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In efforts to respond to the needs of many individuals and families who struggle with violence in their home, Mujeres Latinas en Acción has designed a month-long program to connect, empower and educate the Latino community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For the first time, Mujeres will conduct a Latina leadership open to Latina professionals […]