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Evelyn Duran Gonzalez, 45, attends this event every year with her family, as a way of honoring her Mexican culture and connecting with dead loved ones.

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

Students honor the dead | The Columbia Chronicle

November 2, 2015

Columbia’s Latino Alliance celebrated the Day of the Dead with a parade that started outside of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building and ended in front of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students of all ba...

Storytelling event brings diverse audience to Boystown

OUTspoken co-founder Art Johnston said he has been a gay activist since the ‘70s and has seen many amazing changes in that time.

By Copy Chief

October 12, 2015

“OUTspoken” is an LGBT storytelling night held at the Sidetrack bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., the first Tuesday of every month. Its most recent event was held Oct. 6.The concept for the “OUTspoken”...

The Latino Alliance held the annual Day of the Dead celebration event Nov. 7 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. 

Day of the Dead event celebrates all cultures

November 10, 2014

Students from all cultures gathered at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 7 for the annual Mexican celebration known the Day of the Dead, held by Columbia’s Latino Alliance student organization. The evening featured spoken word, dance and song perf...

Diana Vallera, P-Fac president and adjunct faculty member in the Photography Department, speaks out at the college’s March 20 Academic Freedom forum in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, is currently assessing the legality of allowing staff members into the union.

Debate surrounding staff petition heats up

April 7, 2014

An online petition aimed at gaining adjunct faculty union representation for staff members has prompted a P-Fac and administrative response about its legal implications. Staff Who Teach, a group of more than 70 full-time staff members—some of whom are members of the United Staff ...

Hold elections for Chicago school board

By Editorial Board

November 19, 2012

On Election Day, voters in 327 Chicago precincts were asked if they wanted an elected Board of Education for Chicago Public Schools, rather than one appointed by the mayor. The referendum garnered the support of more than 86 percent of the 76,000 people who voted on the issue.Despite being the largest school district in the state and the third largest district in the nation, CPS is the only public school system in Illinois t...

Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Big Art gives back

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 17, 2011

Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships’ Urban Mission, a group that focuses on partnering departments and community-based organizations for service learning work, is bringing together the Music and Art and Design departments, Sherwood Community Music School and the Office of New Students to work with Pros Arts Studio, 1119 W. Cullerton St., in Pilsen for a Day of the Dead celebration.The project, called Big Art...

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