Posts tagged "parade"

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. In Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, there were bands, vaqueros, bikers and lowriders in a parade Sunday along Cermak Road. Cinco de Mayo marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla where Mexico defeated France under Napoleon. In most of Mexico, May 5 is a regular... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month
There are many Latino events in Chicago this month as Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Friday, Sept. 6, a concert in Pilsen, “Rise Up, Tear Down,” is being organized by Moratorium on Deportations Campaign (MDC). It features Shining Soul, a band from Arizona that plays music about the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade
I’m not one for celebrating Columbus Day. I’ve blogged about this topic before that I personally don’t celebrate the history that led to the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas. In some communities, there is growing disinterest in honoring Christopher Columbus. Some schools have stopped taking it as a holiday. In Albany, N.Y.,  the... Read more »
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