On our radar this week: exploring Latin hip hop as poetry, discussing the Haitian migrant crisis and considering “Japaneseness”
Each week Borderless Magazine highlights some of the best things to do in Chicago’s vibrant immigrant communities.
Thursday, Feb. 10 – 💻 Learn how Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways tonight in a conversation featuring journalist, producer and scholar Dr. Catalina Maria Johnson. The virtual event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and hosted by the West Chicago Public Library. Register through wcpld.info or by calling Adult Services at (630) 231-1552. Learn more here.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 – 📝 In honor of Black History Month, tune in to a conversation about the situation of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border. The virtual event will start at 4 p.m. Register here.
Sunday, Feb. 13 – Do you identify as Japanese? The Chicago-based organization Nikkei Uprising is hosting a workshop around the complexities of being Japanese in the U.S. The virtual session goes from 1 to 3 p.m. Register here.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Enjoy a night of laughter at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) with comedians Sonal Aggarwal, Max Thomas and more! The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.
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