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PUERTO RICAN GAY ACTIVIST & HUMAN RIGHTS ATTORNEY OSVALDO BURGOS-PÉREZ VISITS OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA AND SPEAKS ON PASEO BORICUA…

Posted on 23 November 2015

Osvaldo Burgos Pérez came to Chicago to meet the Puerto Rican community, to offer his solidarity, and to visit political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Mr. Burgos-Pérez is a gay activist/attorney whose work in Puerto Rico has involved anti-death penalty legislation, HIV prevention, and human rights... Continue Reading

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Can we imagine?

Posted on 23 November 2015

Thirty years ago, perhaps even ten, five years ago, this kind of gathering would have been impossible. And if it had occurred, it would have likely been held in one of the traditional centers of the Puerto Rican diaspora—New York, Chicago, or Philadelphia... Continue Reading

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Celebrando Nuestra Raza with Antonio “Tony” Irizarry’s 90 Years of Life, Courage and Gentility

Posted on 23 November 2015

Community leaders gathered to celebrate the birthday of veteran community leader, Antonio “Tony” Irizarry, a pioneer in celebrating Latino culture and history... Continue Reading

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Vida/SIDA Participates in Northwestern University’s LGBTQ Health Conference

Posted on 23 November 2015

This year’s conference was focused on creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners by integrating both research findings and public health applications into each oral and poster presentation and workshop... Continue Reading

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Puerto Rican Education and Social Justice: Promoting Transformative and Emancipatory Forms of Knowledge

Posted on 20 November 2015

When I became the first Puerto Rican male to obtain my Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, finishing more than a year and a half before anyone else in my cohort, the theoretical and practical value of my work in Humboldt Park was rendered visible... Continue Reading

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Promoting Deep Learning for 21st Century Citizens Who Will Shape the Greater Humboldt Park Community

Posted on 20 November 2015

The Humboldt Park “Community as a Campus” (CAAC) plan is a comprehensive education initiative adopted by the Community Action Council of Humboldt Park Chicago and endorsed by the Chicago Public Schools... Continue Reading

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