Events | Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
WTTW News invites you to Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation, a virtual event on Monday, June 28 at 8:00 pm. Although we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month year-round at Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, this month’s community conversation shines a light on Latinx LGBTQ+ history in Chicago and beyond: the power they hold while still overcoming adversities specific to them. From bisexual Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to Sylvia Rivera, veteran of the Stonewall Uprising, to Orlando Cruz, the only openly gay man to win a boxing world title, Latinx LGBTQ+ people continue to be key leaders in our communities.
Guest host Araceli Gómez-Aldana (news producer and reporter at WBEZ in Chicago) will moderate June’s Latino Voices Community Conversation. The conversation will feature Antonio Santos, co-founder and director of the Gage Park Latinx Council; Maya Lozano, board member of the [email protected] Coalition; Julio Rodriguez, Board President of the Association of Latino Men for Action; and Zenaida Lopez, Associate Director of El Rescate, a transitional living program at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center Chicago. The panel will recall individuals who have led the way for change, and highlight trailblazers and community leaders making an impact today.
Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC. Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Judy and John McCarter.
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