Saturday, April 15, 2017

TODAY: Celebrate Latinx Culture With FREE Family Celebration In Logan Square 1pm On

Latina/o youth who grew up in the now gentrified Logan Square CELEBRATE their families’ histories and contributions: 
“Gentrification erases our histories”

Free Admission! Family friendly!

Full disclosure, my family is white and we bought our home in Avondale/NW of Logan Square 15 years ago, when an elderly Polish woman passed away. Most of our neighbors and many of our friends are hispanic, and we firmly believe we're all stronger together. Everyone's stories deserve to be heard, and we all benefit from friendships with people from different cultures. Come on out and support Chicago's Latinx families, artists, dancers, and musicians!

Almost 20,000 Latinx/o/as have been displaced from the gentrifying Logan Square. #BrownInChicago is a project led by youth housing activists at LSNA who will present stories, photo gallery, poetry, film, and family trees of their lives growing up in the gentrifying Logan Square-- as a celebration of their existence and contribution to this community. Erasing brown stories is a form of violence. Join us to connect, unbury and celebrate our history in this community and its connection to our organizing at the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

We are collaborating with the Logan Square Arts and Craft Bazaar, a collective of fierce Latinx/a women artesanas from Logan Square and Chicagoland communities.

•The craft market opens at 1pm!

•Family friendly! Free Admission! Face painting for kids available. Lego table. Zumba. Latin American food for sale.

•Program starts at 2pm with Mexica Dancers honoring the 4 cardinal directions.

•Every hour throughout the day youth from the community will tell their stories about growing up through gentrification, decolonizing their Latinidad, traveling to Standing Rock and the history of Logan Square.

Who: LSNA Youth Leaders invite new and long-time residents to celebrate the Latinx history of Logan Square

What: Storytelling festival, photo gallery and women artisans celebrate the Latino roots of Logan Square.

Where: Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 60618

When: Saturday, April 15th

2:30pm Youth and Dr. Jesse Mumm share the histories of Latinos on the Northwest Side of Chicago

3:30pm Through photos and video youth demonstrate the connections between their trip to Standing Rock last October and their fight to stem displacement of Latino families in their neighborhoods.

Visuals: Photo gallery of students’ trip to Standing Rock, self portraits, family trees and ancestor altar, artisan crafts

Entrevistas disponibles en Español

Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models for engagement as the catalyst for social justice.

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