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'Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space' on June 4
2022-05-26

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The discussion-centered event "Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space" will take place Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave.

An open discussion about LGBTQ/SGL activism in Chicago communities. A panel of Latin@ and African American LGBTQ/SGL leaders will discuss the daring experience of walking for the first time on their community parades (1993-94).

A second panel of young activists will react and ask questions contextualizing that historical moment to current efforts and together discuss how to move forward.

Some of the panelists are slated to include Alden Bell, Bonsai Bermudez, Charles Nelson, David Gauna, Julio Rodriguez, Liliana Macias, Mona Noriega, Robert Castillo and Shelton Watson.

This free event is presented by the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance in partnership with ADODI Chicago, an SGL brotherhood organization for men of African descent; and ALMA: Association of Latina/o/x Motivating Action. The program is supported by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation's Broadening Narratives fund.

Lunch snacks will be provided.

Registration is required, as space is limited; call 773-252-8814 or email jorge@praachicago.org .


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