Latinos Progresando Hosts Annual MEX Talks

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Latinos Progresando, a Chicago community development organization working on the issues of immigration, peace, health, and education, hosted MEX talks, an exciting speaker showcase featuring famous performer, director, social activist Angelica Aragón; Author, Journalist and Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News Alfredo Corchado; Engagement Reporter at ProPublica Adriana Gallardo, Playwright Nancy Garcia Loza, and radio personality, sportscaster and reporter Omar Ramos delivered moving and personal stories about their lives as Mexican-Americans. The title sponsor of the event was Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the second-largest film studio in the country. The speakers participating in MEX talks work in a variety of media, performance art, television and film, and more. Much of their work draws from the experience of being an immigrant, as well as traditional and contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American culture. Latinos Progresando partnered with title sponsor Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, presenting sponsor Esperanza Health Centers, Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, LLP, Constellation Brands, and BMO Harris Bank among others for the 7th annual MEX talks at Chicago’s Venue SIX10. Latinos Progresando is an impactful and multi-faceted organization that provides immigration legal services, educational programming, and arts and cultural events for Chicago’s Latino and immigrant communities. Individuals and families who are in need of immigration-related services should contact Latinos Progresando at 773-542-7077 ext.10.

PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Ryan, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Constellation Brands; Representative Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago, 21st District); Luis Gutierrez, CEO of Latinos Progresando; Alex Pissios, President and CEO of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

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