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Pilsen mural

A man walks on the sidewalk next to a mural, during COVID-19 pandemic in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nam Y. Huh

Pilsen mural

A man walks on the sidewalk next to a mural, during COVID-19 pandemic in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nam Y. Huh

New monument project dedicated to Latina histories and arts of Chicago

The Pilsen Latina Histories Monuments Project recently received $200,000 from the city to help with its planning phase.

A man walks on the sidewalk next to a mural, during COVID-19 pandemic in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nam Y. Huh

   

The Chicago Monuments Project aims to address the city’s often unacknowledged or forgotten history. One of the eight projects will highlight histories of Latinas in the Pilsen neighborhood through monuments and education.

Reset learns more about the effort from the women leading it.

GUESTS: Diana Solís, lead artist of the Pilsen Latina Histories Monuments Project

Hinda Seif, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Illinois Springfield

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