"HOMECOMING - That's Puerto Rican" Exhibition Opening at The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

By Bianca Ortiz, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

Chicago, IL-The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts  & Culture  (NMPRAC) is proud to announce the upcoming opening of the exhibition "HomeComing  -That's Puerto Rican" edition on Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 6 to 9pm.

The second edition of Home Coming exhibition at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture examines the work of Puerto Rican artists in Chicago that collectively promote a genuine dialogue around the meaning of -"That's Puerto Rican". In the context of a museum dedicated to the Puerto Rican arts and culture, this provocative entitlement of cultural preservation has being the tension field between many artists and the audience. This eclectic exhibition features the work of Janice Aponte, Miguel Arroyo, Elias Carmona, Noelia Cruz, Lizette Cruz, Benjamin Mercado, Evette Morales, Leo Negrón, Moses Pérez, Patricia Pérez, Francisco Rosado and Martin Soto. 

NMPRAC is a cultural and educational institution devoted to the promotion, integration and advancement of Puerto Rican arts and culture by presenting exhibitions and programming created to enhance the visibility and importance of the rich Puerto Rican arts tradition. Located in Humboldt Park, in the heart of Chicago's Puerto Rican community, NMPRAC is the only self-standing cultural museum in the nation devoted to showcasing Puerto Rican arts, culture and historic exhibitions year-round. NMPRAC is conveniently located 15 minutes from Downtown Chicago on 3015 W. Division St. Chicago IL 60622. 

Phone: (773) 486-8345  | Email: info@nmprac.org | Website: www. nmprac.org




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Latina Leaders Demand Apology from ABC Producers of "The View" for Derogatory Remarks Made About Rosie Pérez


New York, NY, January 20, 2015 - A group of high-powered Latinas from a wide range of professions - politicians, scholars, artists, business owners, activists, professors, authors - released an open letter to the producers of The View" this morning demanding an apology to iconic actor Rosie Perez and all Latinas for derogatory comments made about Ms. Perez by one or more sources at the show. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, former New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, best-selling author Esmeralda Santiago, and award-winning playwright Josefina Lopez are among the signatories.
The group's outrage stems from recent comments issued to the press saying that Ms.Perez "is not the sharpest tool in the box" and "can't read a TelePrompTer." "Questioning a woman's intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case, also racist," the letter states. It goes on to say, "When you disparage the only Latina on "The View" you disparage all Latinas."

Sign the petition.

From Puerto Rican Cultural Center & Programs

Germs are not for sharing
By Hope Poireir, Centro Infantil Corretjer
Washing their hands is the important part of the kids daily routine. They wash their hands when they arrive to school, before eating, after they use the bathroom, when they wake up from naps and when they come inside after a walk. It is important to teach kids why its important to wash their hands. Being in a daycare environment they know germs are not for sharing they know their friends get sick and washing their hands and covering their mouth when they cough or sneeze prevents them from getting sick.
By Linda French, El Rescate
On Friday, February 13th, " Queer Fest America" will host a benefit to support the youth of El Rescate.  This is not the first time that Queer Fest America has extended a hand to support the LGBTQ community and particularly, the youth of El Rescate.  This year's event will be held at the Liar's Club, which is located at 1665 W. Fullerton and will, begin at 8:00pm.  The benefit will feature local bands and everyone is invited to attend.


"Let's reach for the stars as we catch the ones falling" 

Fundraiser Coordinator and/or creator: Lair Scott

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Safe Passage Program is Hiring!

by Ivan Vega | Safe Passage Supervisor

Looking for part-time work? The Safe Passage Community Watcher position provides a safe passage for students attending Roberto Clemente Community Academy and William Wells Community Academy.  


Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and ability to pass crimianal background check to work with children.

To apply, please submit a resume to Ivan Vega at ivanv@prcc-chgo.org or apply is person at 2546 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622 | (773) 394-4935

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November Chicago Magazine "Why José López Stands Between Gentrification and Humboldt Park"

Be sure to pick up the November issue of Chicago Magazine, which features an interview by Puerto Rican Cultural Center ED José E. López conducted by Elly Fishman.

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