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U.S Supreme Court rules 6-3 in favor of Agusto Niz-Chavez, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant facing deportation, stat...
04/30/2021
U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to immigrants facing deportation

U.S Supreme Court rules 6-3 in favor of Agusto Niz-Chavez, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant facing deportation, stating that DHS cannot give multipart deportation notices.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday offered new hope to thousands of long-term immigrants seeking to avoid deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a removal hearing.

04/30/2021

The Forum expresses its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Anthony Alvarez. We grieve for him, and we share the pain of his unnecessary loss.

The second in the Reimagining Unity in Black and Brown Communities series presented by Latino Policy Forum and The Chica...
04/29/2021
Latino Policy Forum: A Conversation About Social Justice Webinar

The second in the Reimagining Unity in Black and Brown Communities series presented by Latino Policy Forum and The Chicago Urban League.

The Forum's President and CEO, Sylvia Puente and Chicago Urban League's President and CEO, Karen Freeman-Wilson, discuss recent events concerning death at the hands of law enforcement, as well as work needed to address social and economic challenges facing our Black and Brown communities.

Recorded April 28, 2021.

The second in the Reimagining Unity in Black and Brown Communities series presented by Latino Policy Forum and Chicago Urban League. The Forum's President an...

TUESDAY at 5 PM CST: Join the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority in another Facebook Live in Spanish to le...
04/29/2021

TUESDAY at 5 PM CST: Join the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority in another Facebook Live in Spanish to learn, step by step, how to apply to the state’s new COVID-19 rental assistance.

Those who have experienced income loss and are unable to make their rental payments, regardless of immigration status, can apply! Applications open mid-May.

Watch via Latino Policy Forum page.

TUESDAY at 5 PM CST: Join the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority in another Facebook Live in Spanish to learn, step by step, how to apply to the state’s new COVID-19 rental assistance.

Those who have experienced income loss and are unable to make their rental payments, regardless of immigration status, can apply! Applications open mid-May.

Watch via Latino Policy Forum page.

“With a Latinx enrollment approaching 80%, Figueroa said finding teachers who share a first language with students is im...
04/28/2021
Waukegan schools recruiting teachers from Puerto Rico and internationally to provide Latinx students ‘enriched educational experience’

“With a Latinx enrollment approaching 80%, Figueroa said finding teachers who share a first language with students is important. Teachers from Puerto Rico in particular meet that need with no immigration issues, and a background enabling them to easily become licensed in Illinois.”

Along with traditional methods of recruitment like job boards, referrals and digital platforms, Angel Figueroa, the districts associate superintendent for human resources and employee benefits, started recruiting teachers from Puerto Rico and Spain in 2018, and the Philippines last year.

TODAY at 1 PM CST! Don’t forget to tune in to today’s discussion regarding social justice in our Black & Brown communiti...
04/28/2021

TODAY at 1 PM CST! Don’t forget to tune in to today’s discussion regarding social justice in our Black & Brown communities.

Click below for link to register.

Join Chicago Urban League's President and CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Forum's President and CEO Syliva Puente for a discussion on Social Justice in our Black & Brown Communities. This Wednesday at 1 PM CST.

Click here to register: chiul-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LjUpuH14RMWGpQ_0UvOCyg

Join Chicago Urban League's President and CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Forum's President and CEO Syliva Puente for a...
04/26/2021

Join Chicago Urban League's President and CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Forum's President and CEO Syliva Puente for a discussion on Social Justice in our Black & Brown Communities. This Wednesday at 1 PM CST.

Click here to register: chiul-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LjUpuH14RMWGpQ_0UvOCyg

Join Chicago Urban League's President and CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Forum's President and CEO Syliva Puente for a discussion on Social Justice in our Black & Brown Communities. This Wednesday at 1 PM CST.

Click here to register: chiul-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LjUpuH14RMWGpQ_0UvOCyg

04/21/2021
¿Necesita ayuda para pagar la renta?

Cualquier persona, incluidos los inmigrantes indocumentados, que han tenido una pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia y no puede pagar la renta son elegibles para recibir asistencia para la renta de IHDA. Obtenga más información sobre el próximo Programa de Pago de Alquiler de Illinois (IRPP), cuánto se ofrece y cómo solicitarlo!

Anyone, including undocumented immigrants, who have experienced income loss due to the pandemic and are unable to make rental payments are eligible to receive rental assistance from IHDA. Learn more about the upcoming Illinois Rental Payment Program (IRPP), how much is being offered ad how to apply!

TODAY 5 PM: Don’t forget to tune in with the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority to learn, step by step, ho...
04/21/2021

TODAY 5 PM: Don’t forget to tune in with the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority to learn, step by step, how to apply for rental assistance from the State. The session will be held in Spanish via the Latino Policy Forum page

04/21/2021
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Thank you Chicago Mayor's Office for honoring brave organizations including our partners Illinois Unidos Gads Hill Center and The Chicago Community Trust with the first annual "Mayor's Medal of Honor."

04/20/2021

Today, the Latino Policy Forum breathes a deep sigh of relief that justice was served in the trial of George Floyd’s murderer with the guilty verdict. It is a small step towards a just, humane and sustainable system, with many steps to go, but it is a step in the right direction.

The Biden administration is ordering U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to change how they talk about immigrants.The ...
04/20/2021
Immigration Agencies Ordered Not To Use Term 'Illegal Alien' Under New Biden Policy

The Biden administration is ordering U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to change how they talk about immigrants.

The terms "illegal alien" and "assimilation" are out — replaced by "undocumented noncitizen" and "integration."

The Biden administration is ordering U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to change how they talk about immigrants, part of a broader effort to build a more "humane" immigration system.

TOMORROW 5 PM CST: Do you need help to pay your rent? Join the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority on Faceb...
04/20/2021

TOMORROW 5 PM CST: Do you need help to pay your rent? Join the Forum and Illinois Housing Development Authority on Facebook Live and learn how you can apply to receive rental assistance from the State. The session will be in Spanish.

Register to virtually attend #LatinoUnityDay on May 5 here: https://lud2021.eventbrite.comDetailed agenda coming soon. S...
04/19/2021

Register to virtually attend #LatinoUnityDay on May 5 here: https://lud2021.eventbrite.com

Detailed agenda coming soon. Session topics include #redistricting, the 2021 Legislative Latino Caucus agenda, Latino representation in state government, and more.

Register to virtually attend #LatinoUnityDay on May 5 here: https://lud2021.eventbrite.com

Detailed agenda coming soon. Session topics include #redistricting, the 2021 Legislative Latino Caucus agenda, Latino representation in state government, and more.

04/16/2021
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Read the Illinois Latino Agenda's statement on #AdamToledo with updated signatories here.

"By focusing on economic empowerment and police reform in communities like the one where Adam Toledo lived, we create a foundation for success that promotes life and stymies senseless murders that kill youth and devastate our communities."

Gracias Governor JB Pritzker y IL Comisión de Financiamiento de Edu Temprana por identificar el $$$ que necesitaríamos p...
04/16/2021

Gracias Governor JB Pritzker y IL Comisión de Financiamiento de Edu Temprana por identificar el $$$ que necesitaríamos para apoyar a niños completamente, recomendar simplificar fondos, y centralizando la administración de #EduTemprana! Familias de IL se lo merecen! #TodosJuntosParaEduTemprana

Gracias Governor JB Pritzker y IL Comisión de Financiamiento de Edu Temprana por identificar el $$$ que necesitaríamos para apoyar a niños completamente, recomendar simplificar fondos, y centralizando la administración de #EduTemprana! Familias de IL se lo merecen! #TodosJuntosParaEduTemprana

Watch now: Governor JB Pritzker discusses investments in high quality early childhood education and childcare across Ill...
04/16/2021
Governor JB Pritzker on Twitter

Watch now: Governor JB Pritzker discusses investments in high quality early childhood education and childcare across Illinois.

“Governor Pritzker discusses transformative investments in high quality early childhood education and childcare across Illinois. https://t.co/AzgjbjMAvp”

Did you know that in 2019, 15.7% of Illinois children lived below the federal poverty line? Increased funding for and co...
04/16/2021

Did you know that in 2019, 15.7% of Illinois children lived below the federal poverty line? Increased funding for and coordination between early care and learning and family economic supports is key to child and family outcomes. #EarlyEdIsEssential

Did you know that in 2019, 15.7% of Illinois children lived below the federal poverty line? Increased funding for and coordination between early care and learning and family economic supports is key to child and family outcomes. #EarlyEdIsEssential

Did you know that in 2019, 67% of Illinois SNAP participants were in families with children? Family economic supports ar...
04/16/2021

Did you know that in 2019, 67% of Illinois SNAP participants were in families with children? Family economic supports are deeply connected to child and family outcomes and we urge legislators to fund programs that promote the success of and partner with families living in poverty.

Did you know that in 2019, 67% of Illinois SNAP participants were in families with children? Family economic supports are deeply connected to child and family outcomes and we urge legislators to fund programs that promote the success of and partner with families living in poverty.

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must...
04/15/2021

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must not only center the experiences of those in Black and brown communities but also follow their leadership. #BMHW21 #EarlyEdIsEssential

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must not only center the experiences of those in Black and brown communities but also follow their leadership. #BMHW21 #EarlyEdIsEssential

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must...
04/15/2021

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must not only center the experiences of those in Black and brown communities but also follow their leadership. #BMHW21 #EarlyEdIsEssential

As Illinois works to expand access to Medicaid, doulas and other services that promote birth equity and justice, we must not only center the experiences of those in Black and brown communities but also follow their leadership. #BMHW21 #EarlyEdIsEssential

The early childhood workforce is critical to the lives and success of children and families-- yet wages for most early c...
04/14/2021

The early childhood workforce is critical to the lives and success of children and families-- yet wages for most early care and learning providers qualify them for public assistance. Illinois must do more fairly compensate and support the workforce. #EarlyEdIsEssential

Illinois Latino Agenda statement on Adam Toledo: "We need systematic reform of police departments across the country, st...
04/14/2021
Illinois Latino Agenda statement on Adam Toledo

Illinois Latino Agenda statement on Adam Toledo: "We need systematic reform of police departments across the country, starting here in Chicago. We also must commit to substantive, sustained investments in Brown and Black communities."

This statement was written by the Illinois Latino Agenda (ILA), a coalition of Latino leaders that works to advance the economic, political and social prosperity of the Latino community. The ILA advocates for action that promotes and respects the dignity and worth of all Latino/a/x communities. It i...

Video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo to be released Thursday, officials say
04/14/2021
Video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo to be released Thursday, officials say

Video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo to be released Thursday, officials say

Mayor Lori Lightfoot again called for the release of body worn camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year old Adam Toledo but said the city needs to be sensitive to the family’s needs. The mayor said she has viewed the shooting videos, but did not offer any timeline on whe...

Biden Administration strikes international agreement with Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to increase security at their b...
04/14/2021
Biden hopes troops from Mexico and Central America can stop migrant surge

Biden Administration strikes international agreement with Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to increase security at their borders in an attempt to stop migration to the United States. "The objective is to make it more difficult to make the journey, and make crossing the borders more difficult," Psaki told reporters."

Enhancing law enforcement presence in Central America could push migrants into dangerous terrains, one immigration advocate warned.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear: the early childhood workforce is the backbone of our communities and economy an...
04/14/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear: the early childhood workforce is the backbone of our communities and economy and essential to child and family success. Tell your Illinois legislators that these front line workers deserve our support: bit.ly/2OyiIlA #EarlyEdIsEssential

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear: the early childhood workforce is the backbone of our communities and economy and essential to child and family success. Tell your Illinois legislators that these front line workers deserve our support: bit.ly/2OyiIlA #EarlyEdIsEssential

04/13/2021
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Latinos continue to have the highest rates of COVID infection among all racial-ethnic groups in Illinois, as well as the highest rates of deaths in the age group of 20-59.https://www.latinopolicyforum.org/publications/reports/document/Forum-COVID-slides-March-31-2021.pdf

🚨 This starts in 10 minutes! 🚨
04/12/2021

🚨 This starts in 10 minutes! 🚨

Starting soon at 7 pm today! Join us as we recognize the one-year anniversary of Illinois Unidos. A year ago, right when the lockdown started, we convened a Zoom meeting that would soon become a historic partnership for our community during a time of great loss and collective grief. Together we will reflect on the current state of COVID-19 in the Latinx community, accomplishments, and future goals of Illinois Unidos - one year into the pandemic. Register at: Register.IllinoisUnidos.com

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Hola. Mi nombre es Isa Alvarez y trabajo para la sección de planificación familiar en la Universidad de Chicago. Me estoy comunicando porque actualmente estamos conduciendo un estudio de investigación sobre el conocimiento de la PrEP y la comunicación entre madre-hija en la salud reproductiva. El estudio es una encuesta por teléfono y cada participante recibirá una tarjeta de regalo electrónica por $ 50. Proporcioné una copia de nuestro folleto a continuación y me preguntaba si su organización podría compartir la información o volver a publicar nuestra publicación relacionada con el estudio. Puede comunicarse conmigo por correo electrónico, [email protected] o al 224-707-1536 si tiene más preguntas sobre el estudio. ¡Gracias!
Hola. Mi nombre es Isa Alvarez y trabajo para la sección de planificación familiar en la Universidad de Chicago. Me estoy comunicando porque actualmente estamos conduciendo un estudio de investigación sobre el conocimiento de la PrEP y la comunicación entre madre-hija en la salud reproductiva. El estudio es una encuesta por teléfono y cada participante recibirá una tarjeta de regalo electrónica por $ 50. Proporcioné una copia de nuestro folleto a continuación. Si está interesada o conoce a alguien que pueda estarlo, puede comunicarse conmigo por correo electrónico, [email protected] o al 224-707-1536 si tiene más preguntas sobre el estudio. ¡Gracias!
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Hello! Thanks to all those who (through this page) supported my research on DACA throughout these past months. I just finished my grad. program and finalized my research, as well. Because knowledge should not be privatized and because the community played such a central role in informing my project, it only makes sense to present the findings to the community. Therefore, a presentation is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th at 7pm at Universidad Popular (2801 S Hamlin - flyer below). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to share/circulate post! Thank you!
There is still time to register for the FREE workshop with the Local Government Hispanic Network on the topic of "Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution" on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Make sure to register today! Bring a friend
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