Chicago Film Premier:
Vietnam, LBJ, and Third World
Empire, Colonialism, and Torture with
Academy Award Winning Director and Author
Professor of History,
José E. López
Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Juan Antonio Corretjer
Margaret Power, M.C.
Illinois Coalition Against Torture
Admission $5 or more
No one turned away.
Books available for sale.
Authors will sign copies
from 6:30 to 7.
February 1, 2013, at 7 p.m.
(Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Roberto Clemente HS
1147 N. Western
@ Division St.
Sponsored by: Illinois Coalition Against Torture and
the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. For more information www.illinoiscat.wordpress.com or 773-278-6706.
The Puerto Rican
Cordially invites you
to a Meet and Greet luncheon
Oliver Stone &
As part of its
IPRAC, 3015 W. Division St.
RSVP by Jan 31st
Limited seating, contact
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|2733 W. Division|
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|2 BD $780|
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|3 BD $800|
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|2 BD $860|
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|1422 N. Talman|
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|1424 N. Maplewood|
|2 BD $1000|
|2721 W. Division|
|3 BD $1100|
to El Barrio
|Guided tours of IPRAC and the surrounding Paseo Boricua community will be available at IPRAC with Eduardo Arocho serving as a docent. If you're interested in arranging a tour for your organization, school or church, please contact IPRAC at 773-486-8345. |
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
2739-41 W. Division St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
We are proud recipients of United Way contributions
| In commemoration of the 40th anniversary, PACHS will host an educational symposium and celebratory gala on January 26, 2013. The symposium will bring people together in an effort to create a wider community of concerned educators and scholars to reflect on critical pedagogical theory and practice, best practices, and new innovations. Invited presenters will be asked to share their expertise on what they have found to be best practices working in an educational setting. In addition, members of our current Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School team will offer a framework outlining key areas of work that we utilize in an effort to make our school a site to work toward liberation.
To register for the symposium, click here.
Videos by Founders and Supporters Highlighting Journey to 40th Anniversary
Carlos Alberto Torres, co-founder of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School and former Puerto Rican political prisoner who was released from prison in 2010 after serving 30 years, speaks on the continued need for a school like PACHS;
Marcey Sorenson, Principal at Roberto Clemente Community Academy for the past 2 years and veteran administrator in the Chicago Public Schools, on why their partnership with PACHS is so important...
Message from PACHS co-founder Oscar López RIvera on the 40th Anniversary Celebration
The following is a message by Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera on the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School, a school he co-founded in 1972, this weekend.
Greetings with much love and respect.
The celebration of the 40th anniversary of PACHS is an occasion that should fill our hearts with pride, joy and hope. The school was founded to provide a meaningful and relevant education to students who had been failed by the school system. That mission continues because the system still fails many of its students.
The Puerto Rican Independence Movement
Current Political Developments in Puerto Rico; an Informal Discussion
Dr. Julio Muriente, co-chair of the Movimiento Nacional Hostosiano in Puerto Rico, will speak at a Charla on "Current Political Developments
in Puerto Rico"
Monday, January 28, 2013
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and National Boricua Human Rights Network
Videos in Support of Oscar by Nobel Peace Prize Winners Now on Network Website
The videos premiered at the Human Rights Summit in Puerto Rico last December 7-11, that feature Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu, from South Africa, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Northern Ireland Peace People and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. are now available on the Network website.
All three spoke about the their struggles and how they related to freeing Oscar Lopez Rivera. Click here to view the videos on the NBHRN website.
Parranda.org Opens the Doors to a "Virtual Puerto Rico"
Parranda.org is a project devoted to the economic, civic, and cultural development of a "Greater Puerto Rico." By providing a virtual platform for mass collaboration, Parranda enables people on and off the island (the Puerto Rican diaspora) to work with one another on meaningful and measurable initiatives. We're launching just before Christmas this year. To sign up for early registration, or to explore ways to support the project, please visit us at www.parranda.org. You can also join the "parranda" on our social networks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParrandaPuertoRico and on Twitter @ParrandaPR.
Banner containing Photo of Oscar Undulates at Fiestas of San Sebastian
A large banner displaying the countenance of Oscar Lópe Rivera was displayed during the "Festival of San Sebastian" last weekend. The banner was seen by approximately 100,000 festival attendees.
Read the article in Spanish here.
Puerto Rican Agenda Study
"Taking charge of our future"
In the spring and summer of 2011 selected members of The Puerto Rican Agenda drew up a research plan that would zero in on different aspects of community life: housing, economic development, education, health, youth and justice, culture, and the non-profit sector. The research team secured funding from the Chicago Community Trust, LISC Chicago, and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Rebelion" newspaper online features story on Oscar López Rivera
(SPANISH) The onl;ine newspaper "Rebelión" (Rebellion) features an article on Oscar titled "The oldest political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere" and begins by detailing his birthday...
"Promise of the Kings" Mass asks for Freedom for Oscar
(SPANISH) The "Promise of the Kings" Mass, which traditionally takes place on the eve of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) this year headed the list of wishes made this year by the Order of the Community of Jesus the Mediator in Puerto Rico.