Chicago Monuments Project: Pilsen Latina Legacies

Date / Time

March 28, 2024

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join this ARTivism workshop to honor and learn about the Festival de Mujeres 1979 and envision a monument to Latina legacies in Pilsen. This historic, Latina-led street festival was organized by the community group Mujeres Latinas en Acción in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side.

Participants will learn more about the Pilsen Latina Legacies Project, the festival, and engage in a zine activity (supplies will be provided) to gather ideas for a future monument that centers the history of Pilsen Latinas in Chicago. We will engage with Festival co-organizer, 2023 Latinx Artist Fellow, and Pilsen Latina Legacies Lead Artist Diana Solís, and Professor Hinda Seif (University of Illinois at Springfield).

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Where: Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2.

This event is co-sponsored by the UIC Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

For access needs or questions, email or call 312-996-3095. The LCC is wheelchair accessible. ASL Interpretation services may be available by contacting the LCC five business days before the program. All audiences are welcome. 

Chicago Monuments Project: Pilsen Latina Legacies is supported and funded by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and The Mellon Foundation. Additional support includes Pilsen Arts & Community House, University of Illinois Press and the University of Illinois Springfield.

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