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Villapalooza 2016

Founded in 2011, Villapalooza is a non-profit, free, all day, all ages, music, arts and culture festival. Villapalooza takes place in Little Village and is dedicated to promoting non-violent spaces for arts, cultura and community engagement. Last year, the festival was featured as one of the many elements to the D.I.Y. Cultura movement that continues …

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RECAP: Quetzal Art Fest 2016

This year, the Quetzal Art Fest almost didn’t happen. Due to incredibly busy schedules, people being out of state and other mishaps, we thought QFest would have to be postponed until next year. But the Quetzal turned into our Phoenix for this event. In a month, after pitching the idea to The Miracle Center we were …

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D.I.Y Cultura:  Chicago’s Contemporary Mexican-American Cultural Movement

The Situation Chicago’s contemporary Southside is currently the home of many brown and black communities of color.  Often of lower income and working class backgrounds, these neighborhoods have a large growing number of young people many times referred to as “marginalized” or “at-risk youth.” The many labels attached to our communities often focus on poverty, dysfunction, …

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D.I.Y Cultura:  Chicago's Contemporary Mexican-American Cultural Movement

The Situation Chicago’s contemporary Southside is currently the home of many brown and black communities of color.  Often of lower income and working class backgrounds, these neighborhoods have a large growing number of young people many times referred to as “marginalized” or “at-risk youth.” The many labels attached to our communities often focus on poverty, dysfunction, …

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