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Pilsen / UIC

Youth to exhibit artwork

Looks like Pilsen isn’t the only Southside hood that likes to mix art, activism, community change, and all that good stuff. Urban Activators, an IIT student group that is part of a community engagement design studio, The Alley Project (TAP), a community organization based in Detroit, and Youth Nation will be showcasing work their students…

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Things I love about Pilsen #1

Recently someone told me that they just didn’t go to Pilsen. I of course immediately became defensive. Apparently this person had been jumped by gangbangers and just decided to stay out of the area altogether, which saddens me. Pilsen is such a rich community and its terrible that a very small percentage of the population…

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From Pilsen to GR

From Pilsen to GR

      I have been gone for a little while visiting my family in Grand Rapids, MI. Since Chicago is full of so many people from Grand Rapids I thought I would post some images from my trip. I only go back to Grand Rapids, or GR as we like to call it, about…

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Mr West & La Princesa de Pilsen bring you Coquette

Mr West & La Princesa de Pilsen bring you Coquette

This Saturday Mr West and LA Princesa de Pilsen bring you a Hip Hop and House dance party at Ultra Lounge. Support Pilsen in Bucktown!  NO Cover  and drink specials all night long. We will also be hosting an open call for Doublet Stitch for fellas be on your A-game, there will be plenty of…

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Virgin Guadalupe carved in a tree

Virgin Guadalupe carved in a tree

I love religious art, and although I am not Catholic one thing I love about Pilsen is abundance of Catholicism if only for the images of the Virgin Guadalupe everywhere. This is one of my favorites, I discovered it with my late husband Andres, it’s located in the Casa Aztlan parking lot and it carved…

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