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Mar 28 2024

ARTivism: Chicago Monuments Project: Pilsen Latina Legacies

March 28, 2024

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Latino Cultural Center (LC B2)


803 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607



bus shelter with a black and white photo a woman with hair above her shoulder with the words pilsen latina legacies under image

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center

Join us for an ARTivism workshop to honor and learn about the Festival de Mujeres 1979 and envision a monument to Latina legacies in Pilsen. This historic, Latina-led street festival was organized by the community group Mujeres Latinas en Acción in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side.

Participants will learn more about the Pilsen Latina Legacies Project, the Festival, and engage in a zine activity* to gather ideas for a future monument that centers the history of Pilsen Latinas in Chicago. We will engage with Festival co-organizer, 2023 Latinx Artist Fellow, and Pilsen Latina Legacies Lead Artist Diana Solís, and Professor Hinda Seif (University of Illinois at Springfield).

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 12pm - 2pm


*Supplies will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

For access needs or questions, email or call 312-996-3095. The LCC is wheelchair accessible. ASL Interpretation services may be available by contacting the LCC 5 business days before the program. All audiences are welcome.

Chicago Monuments Project: Pilsen Latina Legacies is supported and funded by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and The Mellon Foundation. Additional support includes Pilsen Arts & Community House (PACH), University of Illinois Press, and University of Illinois Springfield.



Date posted

Mar 5, 2024

Date updated

Apr 26, 2024