Three Things To Do in Chicago, Oct. 28–Nov. 4

Help advocate for a path to citizenship, visit an installation of ofrendas and go “trunk-or-treating” on the Southeast Side!

Each week Borderless Magazine highlights some of the best things to do in Chicago’s vibrant immigrant communities.

Thursday, Oct. 28 –:placard: Join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights from 6 p.m. onwards at Federal Plaza (219 S. Dearborn) for a candlelit vigil in support of a pathway to citizenship. Organizers are calling on Sen. Dick Durbin to ensure that undocumented immigrants have the broadest path possible to legal status. 

Friday, Oct. 29 – :speaking_head_in_silhouette: Global Lunchbook, a weekly forum organized by Weinberg College Center for International & Area Studies, is hosting poet, novelist and scholar Chris Abani to discuss his memoir. In “The Face: Cartography of the Void,” Abani meditates on his childhood in Afikpo, Nigeria and his identity as someone of mixed heritage.

Saturday, Oct. 30 – :candle:For Día de los Muertos, the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St.)  has created an illuminated installation of ofrendas honoring people in the U.S. and Mexico who died from COVID-19. Join community members for musical performances, art activities and more. 

Saturday, Oct. 30– :jack_o_lantern: It’s Halloween weekend! Put on your costume and attend a Trunk-or-Treat at Bessemer Park (8930 S. Muskegon), where cars will be decorated and loaded with candy. The event is free to attend, but you can also register your car for $10 here!


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