As misinformation about natural cures soars during the pandemic, trained herbalists in Chicago are educating vulnerable immigrant communities.
Leslie HurtadoApril 6, 2022
Amanda Cervantes and Jose Luis Benavides look at how far the queer Latinx community has come in their work with Chicago’s Gerber/Hart archives.
Ariel MejiaMarch 16, 2022
The monthly discussion group Amigas Latinas provided a safe space in Chicago for Latina lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women.
Ariel MejiaMarch 9, 2022
The Chicago-based artist on growing up in Iraq during the war and how his paintings endangered his life — and led to international acclaim.
Diane Bou KhalilFebruary 2, 2022
Ahead of his new exhibition in Milwaukee, the Chicago-based artist talks about his work and the radical democracy of printmaking.
Kerry CardozaDecember 8, 2021
After crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum, Susana Coreas is navigating life in New York City and building community along the way.
Claudia HernándezOctober 21, 2021
Different artists have painted a series of murals on doors along 18th Street, inspired by the classic Lotería game.
Maggie SivitOctober 19, 2021
Amid multiple crises in her native Lebanon, Siham Ibrahim is preserving Lebanese heritage in Chicago and helping people back home.
Diane Bou KhalilOctober 7, 2021
North Korea-born Thomas Kong immigrated to the U.S. for opportunity. Now, he has a distinct profession: convenience store owner and artist.
Claire VoonSeptember 29, 2021
The developer who ordered the eviction will demolish the Little Village building that housed the community space La Casa del Inmigrante.
Alexandra ArriagaSeptember 16, 2021
Latinx business owners worry about the fate of their stores at the iconic Discount Mall in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
Adriana RezalSeptember 14, 2021
On the heels of a new series of music videos, Mexican-American artist Gabacho reflects on his creative path.
Alexandra ArriagaApril 15, 2021
In the midst of a housing crisis that has left immigrant renters among the most vulnerable, a group of immigrant punk rock musicians are fighting to stay at a commercial building they’ve called home for years.
Alexandra ArriagaFebruary 24, 2021
At the DePaul Art Museum, a major intergenerational art show celebrates the contributions of Latinx artists with ties to Chicago.
Claire VoonFebruary 18, 2021
Farm, Food, Familias partners with diverse chefs to bring dishes with cultural specificity to Black and Latinx communities in need.
Chelsea VerstegenFebruary 10, 2021
The local mom’s group gave out over $50,000 in mutual aid assistance to Chicago families who were unable to get the COVID-19 federal stimulus check.
Amaris E. RodriguezDecember 10, 2020
More people have moved from the U.S. to Mexico in recent years than the other way around, further blending cultures and communities in the neighboring countries.
Ellen FreemanNovember 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and pricey new water permits have challenged the eight-year-old Global Garden Refugee Training Farm on Chicago’s North Side.
Chelsea VerstegenSeptember 3, 2020
The restaurants are offering “World Food Tour” meal packages showcasing Vietnamese and Ethiopian cuisine.
Cassidy JacksonSeptember 1, 2020
The 37-year-old artist explains the power of art in the migrant movement and why he’s always laughing.
Francisco VelazquezAugust 19, 2020
Madison’s Finca Coffee celebrates its first anniversary with authentic pupusas and coffee beans bought directly from farmers in El Salvador.
Francisco VelazquezJuly 16, 2020
After closing for over two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, an Uptown cafe that blends Vietnamese and Western tastes reopens its doors.
Michelle KanaarJune 24, 2020
The Assyrian Knights have delivered care packages to 187 Assyrian families in the Chicago area since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Ata YounanMay 28, 2020
Coronavirus has devastated Latino communities in Illinois. But in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, one family is working and hoping for a better tomorrow.
Fernando MorenoMay 20, 2020
Wear the Peace combines heritage, activism, and giving back to support those in need in the Middle East and beyond.
Diane Bou KhalilApril 1, 2020
Nestor Gomez’s storytelling showcase 80 Minutes Around the World focuses on the personal in a time of competing narratives about immigration.
Nissa RheeJanuary 22, 2020
After coming to the United States, the Jeftenic family faced layoffs, illness, and homelessness before opening the Astoria Bakery and Cafe.
Michelle KanaarJanuary 15, 2020
With the United States and Iran trading attacks, Chicagoans should take this as an opportunity to learn more about Iranian history and art, says Narimon Safavi.
Sarah ConwayJanuary 8, 2020
A special excerpt from César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández's forthcoming book "Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants"
César Cuauhtémoc García HernándezNovember 27, 2019
After fleeing war, many refugees who come to Chicago face new traumas in a city that had nearly 3,000 shooting victims last year. But the health services that once existed to support them are now being gutted.
Nissa RheeNovember 20, 2019
A year after the Syrian uprising began, Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman headed to Jordan to collect the stories of Syrian refugees who were pouring out of their war-torn country.
Sarah ConwayOctober 5, 2017
Eleven black-and-white, surrealist photographs exploring the mental state of Syrian refugees in Lebanon debuted in Chicago this month.
Women’s March Illinois organizers hosted a candlelight vigil in downtown Chicago on April 13 to show solidarity with Syrians who have been displaced or suffered because of the civil war in that country.
Alex V. HernandezApril 18, 2017
Nearly 40 political cartoonists from Mexico and the United States expressed their views on President Trump’s immigration policy for a new exhibition that opened this week in Chicago.
The protest was organized by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network as a place to hear the “voices, stories and creative brilliance” of communities most at-risk under the Trump administration.
Leo HerreraMarch 8, 2017
Masjid al-Rabia mosque held its first service less than a month after the election of President Trump and has found itself the target of both anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT groups.
Nissa RheeMarch 2, 2017
The Muslim Community Center of Chicago was established in 1969 and is one of the oldest and largest Muslim organizations in the Chicago area.
Alex V. HernandezFebruary 21, 2017