Three Things To Do in Chicago, Nov. 4–Nov. 11

Attend a climate justice event, go on an altar walk and learn about storytelling in Native communities!

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

Saturday, Nov. 6 – :flag-lb: The American Lebanese Cultural & Research Center in Lombard (2500 S. Highland Ave.) is celebrating its second anniversary with an open house! The community hub is the first of its kind in Illinois. Read about its origins in this Borderless story.

Saturday, Nov. 6 – :deciduous_tree: Join Pilsen Alliance at Dvorak Park (Cermak Rd. and May St.) at noon for a global day of action for climate justice. The event takes place across from Fisk Coal Power Plant.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6–7 – :confetti_ball: Attend the 16th annual Little Village Arts Fest, where local businesses, organizations and community members have set up altars in honor of Día de los Muertos. There will be live mural painting, an altar walk, free art workshops and more!

Tuesday, Nov. 9 – :speech_balloon: The Native American Journalists Association is hosting a free panel discussion on storytelling and media in Native communities at McCormick Foundation Center (1870 Campus Dr., Evanston). Hear from Lori Edmo and Tom Arviso, Jr., recent recipients of the Medill Milestone Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have had lasting effects on media to the benefit of Indigenous communities.

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