Café Society with WBEZ: Voices from the Student Strike in Puerto Rico

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE - Reservations Required

Venue

WBEZ West Side Community Bureau

2710 W. Cermak Rd.

Chicago, 

IL 

60608

Presenter

Join us for an intimate conversation with Elias Carmona, the Chicago coordinator of the World Day of Solidarity with the ongoing student strike at the University of Puerto Rico.  Hosted at WBEZ's West Side Bureau, space is limited so reseve your spot now!

What is at stake in the strike? How can we build meaningful solidarity with people fighting for democratic rights in other parts of the world?

Elias Carmona is the Chicago coordinator of the World Day of Solidarity with the ongoing student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. Carmona is an accomplished photographer and an essential player in the preservation of the cultural and artistic memory of Chicago's Latin community. He works with the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

Created by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, Café Society is a series of conversations where families, friends, neighbors, and citizens come together to discuss current events and other important political and social issues. By engaging in the meaningful exchange of ideas and perspectives, these conversations aim to enliven the core of democracy and empower the public.  "Cafe Society with WBEZ" was started in 2009 as an annual collaboration whereby one of the monthly Roving Cafe Society discussions is hosted at each of WBEZ's facilities throughout the year.