Pilsen Alliance

Pilsen Alliance Pilsen Alliance is a social justice organization committed to developing grassroots leadership in Pilsen. Pilsen Alliance is a social justice organization committed to developing grassroots leadership in Pilsen and neighboring working class, immigrant communities in Chicago's Lower West Side.
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We work for quality public education, affordable housing, government accountability and healthy communities. La Alianza de Pilsen es una organización sin fines de lucro creada por residentes de Pilsen con la meta de preservar la identidad cultural histórica de la clase trabajadora de Pilsen desarrollando liderazgo a nivel local facilitando apoyando y organizando campañas que promuevan autodetermin

We work for quality public education, affordable housing, government accountability and healthy communities. La Alianza de Pilsen es una organización sin fines de lucro creada por residentes de Pilsen con la meta de preservar la identidad cultural histórica de la clase trabajadora de Pilsen desarrollando liderazgo a nivel local facilitando apoyando y organizando campañas que promuevan autodetermin

07/02/2021
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event this Thursday July 1, 202110am to 4pm @ Pilsen Food Pantry located at 1850 s Throop!
06/30/2021

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event this Thursday July 1, 2021
10am to 4pm @ Pilsen Food Pantry located at 1850 s Throop!

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event this Thursday July 1, 2021
10am to 4pm @ Pilsen Food Pantry located at 1850 s Throop!

Support SEIU Local 73 workers on strike! fundly.com/seiu-local-73-strike-solidarity-fund
06/30/2021

Support SEIU Local 73 workers on strike!
fundly.com/seiu-local-73-strike-solidarity-fund

We have established a hardship fund for Local 73 Cook County members on strike. Please consider making a contribution: https://fundly.com/seiu-local-73-strike-solidarity-fund #CookCountyStrike #respectusprotectus

We stand in support with striking Cook County workers!Toni Preckwinkle, the workers united, will never be defeated!
06/28/2021

We stand in support with striking Cook County workers!
Toni Preckwinkle, the workers united, will never be defeated!

We stand in support with striking Cook County workers!
Toni Preckwinkle, the workers united, will never be defeated!

Timeline Photos
06/23/2021

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Mayor Lightfoot campaigned for an elected school board, but fought against the bill to bring it to the citizens of Chicago. Why is democracy in the school system good for Winnetka, River Forest and over 800 other school districts in the state of Illinois, but not fit for Chicago?

The Pilsen Alliance Youth Organizing Institute is still taking applicants! ✨We have around 4 slots left and really encou...
06/21/2021

The Pilsen Alliance Youth Organizing Institute is still taking applicants! ✨

We have around 4 slots left and really encourage current or displaced Pilsen + ABLA Homes/Barbara Jean Wright Court youth to apply! However we still welcome youth from the surrounding area who are passionate about social justice.

Here is the direct link: https://airtable.com/shraHI8ZYcwoGfXxX

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¡El Instituto Organizador de Jóvenes de la Alianza de Pilsen todavía está aceptando aplicaciones! ✨

¡Nos quedan alrededor de 4 espacios y realmente alentamos a los jóvenes actuales o desplazados de Pilsen + ABLA Homes / Barbara Jean Wright Court que apliquen! Sin embargo, todavía damos la bienvenida a los jóvenes de los alrededores que sienten pasión por la justicia social.

Aquí está el enlace directo: https://airtable.com/shraHI8ZYcwoGfXxX

***Our community loves Don Ananias Ocampo. He needs our help!***Don Ananias is looking for a new home in Pilsen!  He wan...
06/21/2021

***Our community loves Don Ananias Ocampo. He needs our help!***

Don Ananias is looking for a new home in Pilsen! He wants to stay close to his beloved community of Pilsen where he enjoys spending his time working hard to serve our community with fresh ice creams.

If anyone knows of a studio or 1 bedroom that is affordable and accessible for Don Ananias, please call 312-243-5440 or email us at [email protected]

If you want to instead help Ananias secure housing, please make a donation via Venmo @Don-Ananias18

Thank you for your support for Don Ananias!

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***Nuestra comunidad ama a Don Ananias Ocampo. ¡Necesita nuestra ayuda!***

¡Don Ananias está buscando un nuevo hogar en Pilsen! Quiere permanecer cerca de su querida comunidad de Pilsen, donde disfruta pasar su tiempo trabajando duro para servir a nuestra comunidad con helados y nieves frescos.

Si alguien sabe de un estudio o 1 recamara que sea asequible y accesible para Don Ananías, llame al 312-243-5440 o envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Si, en cambio, desea ayudar a Ananias a asegurar la vivienda, haga una donación a través de Venmo @Don-Ananias18

¡Gracias por su apoyo a Don Ananías!

Photos from Amara Enyia's post
06/19/2021

Photos from Amara Enyia's post

The Pilsen Alliance Youth Organizing Institute is still taking applicants! ✨We have around 6 slots left and really encou...
06/18/2021

The Pilsen Alliance Youth Organizing Institute is still taking applicants! ✨

We have around 6 slots left and really encourage current or displaced Pilsen + ABLA Homes/Barbara Jean Wright Court youth to apply! However we still welcome youth from the surrounding area who are passionate about social justice.

Here is the direct link: https://airtable.com/shraHI8ZYcwoGfXxX

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¡El Instituto Organizador de Jóvenes de la Alianza de Pilsen todavía está aceptando aplicaciones! ✨

¡Nos quedan alrededor de 6 espacios y realmente alentamos a los jóvenes actuales o desplazados de Pilsen + ABLA Homes / Barbara Jean Wright Court que apliquen! Sin embargo, todavía damos la bienvenida a los jóvenes de los alrededores que sienten pasión por la justicia social.

Aquí está el enlace directo: https://airtable.com/shraHI8ZYcwoGfXxX

* TOMORROW! Join us on Juneteenth for Defund CPD Campaign’s #WeDoThisTilWeFreeUs Block Party! 1-7pm at the Breathing Roo...
06/18/2021

* TOMORROW! Join us on Juneteenth for Defund CPD Campaign’s
#WeDoThisTilWeFreeUs Block Party! 1-7pm at the Breathing Room. Art, music, dance, food, community care & MORE! This is a family-friendly event with activities and activation for everyone. There’s still time to register for the Resistance Training for Black folks and Latinx folks from the community & to register to volunteer!
Register for the Resistance Training: bit.ly/juneteenthtraining

Register to volunteer: bit.ly/defundvolunteer619

#DefundCPD #Juneteenth #JuneteenthChi #CommunityCareÂ
#AbolitionIsPresence #AbolitionIsLiberation #WorldWithoutPoliceÂ
#CareNotCops

***Pilsen Alliance Statement on Elected School Board Bill**For over a decade, Pilsen Alliance has stood alongside parent...
06/17/2021

***Pilsen Alliance Statement on Elected School Board Bill**

For over a decade, Pilsen Alliance has stood alongside parents, students, teachers and community activists from across the city fighting for an Elected Representative School Board. Yesterday, the Illinois Legislature passed an elected Chicago school board with the catch being it won’t be fully elected until 6 years later.

We were hoping for a fully elected school board immediately. What we got instead is a compromise and a delay in justice. Starting in 2024, Chicago voters will elect 10 out of the 21 school board seats. The other 11 will continue to be appointed by the mayor. Afterwards in 2026, all the seats will be fully elected.

We will continue fighting for legislation that ensures all parents, including undocumented immigrants, will be able to run and vote in school board elections in Chicago and Illinois. We will continue to fight against corporate lobbyists who seek to privatize our schools and undermine public education. We challenge our local elected officials to roll up their sleeves and connect with their constituencies to ensure our immigrant, student, teacher and parent voices are heard!

Waiting 6 more years for a fully elected school board is not good enough for our communities. We stand with our allies and we will continue the fight to protect public education, justice and equity for all!

Si se puede!

**Declaración De Pilsen Alliance Sobre El Proyecto De Ley De La Junta Escolar Electa**

Durante más de una década, Pilsen Alliance ha estado junto a padres, estudiantes, maestros y activistas comunitarios de toda la ciudad luchando por una Junta Escolar Representativa Electa. Ayer, la Legislatura de Illinois aprobó una junta escolar electa de Chicago con el problema de que no será completamente elegida hasta 6 años después.

Esperábamos una junta escolar completamente elegida de inmediato. Lo que obtuvimos en cambio es un compromiso y un retraso en la justicia. A partir de 2024, los votantes de Chicago elegirán 10 de los 21 puestos de la junta escolar. Los otros 11 seguirán siendo nombrados por el alcalde. Posteriormente, en 2026, todos los escaños serán elegidos en su totalidad.

Continuaremos luchando por una legislación que garantice que todos los padres, incluidos los inmigrantes indocumentados, puedan postularse y votar en las elecciones de la junta escolar en Chicago e Illinois. Continuaremos luchando contra los cabilderos corporativos que buscan privatizar nuestras escuelas y socavar la educación pública. ¡Desafiamos a nuestros funcionarios electos locales a que se arremanguen y se conecten con sus distritos electorales para garantizar que se escuchen nuestras voces de inmigrantes, estudiantes, maestros y padres!

Esperar 6 años más para una junta escolar completamente elegida no es lo suficientemente bueno para nuestras comunidades. ¡Apoyamos a nuestros aliados y continuaremos la lucha para proteger la educación pública, la justicia y la equidad para todos!

Si se puede!

Petition Against Liquor License for Giant Penny Whistle Petición Contra la Licencia de Licor por Giant Penny Whistle
06/11/2021
Petition Against Liquor License for Giant Penny Whistle / Petición contra la licencia de licor por Giant Penny Whistle

Petition Against Liquor License for Giant Penny Whistle

Petición Contra la Licencia de Licor por Giant Penny Whistle

In spite of all the gentrification and displacement our neighborhood has faced, Mayor Lightfoot chose to illegally bypass our community process and approve a 300-person-capacity bar in the middle of a school, library, and hundreds of family residences. Over decades, community activists fought for an...

“Dozens of neighbors, including one whose front door is feet away from the proposed arcade bar entrance, say the bar wil...
06/08/2021
Headquarters Beercade Still Wants To Open In Pilsen, But City Siding With Neighbors Opposed To The Plan

“Dozens of neighbors, including one whose front door is feet away from the proposed arcade bar entrance, say the bar will bring more traffic and create a public nuisance.”

PILSEN — City officials are heading to court to try to block an arcade bar from opening in Pilsen, escalating a legal battle that has raged on for months. Owners of Headquarters Beercade, an arcade bar in River North, have had their sights set on expanding to 917 W. 18th St. But the city’s depar...

06/05/2021
Justice for Evita Jimenez.  Our lives are worth more than $500!!!Detective Louis Del Coiro re-open the case!!!
06/05/2021

Justice for Evita Jimenez. Our lives are worth more than $500!!!

Detective Louis Del Coiro re-open the case!!!

Join Jimenez family and Pilsen community demanding justice for Evita Jimenez!Detective Louis Del Coiro, re-open the case...
06/05/2021

Join Jimenez family and Pilsen community demanding justice for Evita Jimenez!

Detective Louis Del Coiro, re-open the case!!!

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06/03/2021

Rejecting the hybrid Elected School board and will fight for not only a Democratic Elected School Board but will organize to Elect people that trully represent our black and brown communities included non citizens, nobody pulls our strings other than the power of the people because the power of the people never stops!!!

Hombre de valor, elogio de Roberto Herrera Jr.Honramos la vida y lamentamos el fallecimiento de Roberto Herrera Jr, refl...
06/01/2021

Hombre de valor, elogio de Roberto Herrera Jr.

Honramos la vida y lamentamos el fallecimiento de Roberto Herrera Jr, reflexionamos sobre el impacto que tuvo su vida en muchas personas de la comunidad y como parte de la familia Pilsen Alliance.

No solo un hermano de Martha Herrera, quien forma parte de nuestra mesa directiva, Roberto será recordado como una persona que ejemplifica el valor y el amor por su comunidad.

Como bombero de Chicago, no debería sorprendernos que Roberto estuviera dispuesto a arriesgar su propia vida para salvar a otros en la comunidad. Verdaderamente fue un héroe.

También reconocemos que Roberto luchó tan apasionadamente por su comunidad como activista como lo hizo luchando contra el cierre de las escuelas de Pilsen bajo el alcalde Rahm Emanuel y la Junta de Educación de Chicago. Roberto expresó su apoyo a una junta escolar electa en respuesta a las acciones del City Hall en contra de nuestra comunidad.

Roberto era un hombre orgulloso de su herencia mexicana y su fe católica. Tuvimos la suerte de compartir su amor por el Orgullo Mexicano en Pilsen y su voluntad de luchar contra las brutales fuerzas de la gentrificación y el desplazamiento.

Durante su batalla contra el cáncer, Roberto no mostró signos de ceder, especialmente cuando Pilsen fue una vez más el blanco de la gentrificación por la propuesta Ordenanza de Pilsen Landmark. Roberto se ofreció como voluntario para liderar la carga durante nuestra acción directa contra el concejal Tom Tunney en su restaurante Ann Sather. Tuvimos éxito en derrotar la Ordenanza histórica de Pilsen, y si no hubiera sido por el valor mostrado por Roberto, es posible que no hubiéramos podido cambiar el curso de la historia en nuestra comunidad.

Nuestro corazón está con su familia y amigos y con todos aquellos que han sido tocados por la vida de Roberto Herrera. Atesoramos cada momento compartido y cada lección de vida aprendida, realmente lo extrañaremos.

El espíritu de Roberto vivirá con todos nosotros en Pilsen Alliance y en la comunidad, debemos continuar con el valor y la compasión por la comunidad que Roberto mostró con nosotros durante su vida. Lo amamos y sabemos que seguirá protegiendo a la comunidad de Pilsen desde arriba. Que descanse en paz.

Con amor y solidaridad,

La Alianza de Pilsen

Hombre de valor, elogio de Roberto Herrera Jr.

Honramos la vida y lamentamos el fallecimiento de Roberto Herrera Jr, reflexionamos sobre el impacto que tuvo su vida en muchas personas de la comunidad y como parte de la familia Pilsen Alliance.

No solo un hermano de Martha Herrera, quien forma parte de nuestra mesa directiva, Roberto será recordado como una persona que ejemplifica el valor y el amor por su comunidad.

Como bombero de Chicago, no debería sorprendernos que Roberto estuviera dispuesto a arriesgar su propia vida para salvar a otros en la comunidad. Verdaderamente fue un héroe.

También reconocemos que Roberto luchó tan apasionadamente por su comunidad como activista como lo hizo luchando contra el cierre de las escuelas de Pilsen bajo el alcalde Rahm Emanuel y la Junta de Educación de Chicago. Roberto expresó su apoyo a una junta escolar electa en respuesta a las acciones del City Hall en contra de nuestra comunidad.

Roberto era un hombre orgulloso de su herencia mexicana y su fe católica. Tuvimos la suerte de compartir su amor por el Orgullo Mexicano en Pilsen y su voluntad de luchar contra las brutales fuerzas de la gentrificación y el desplazamiento.

Durante su batalla contra el cáncer, Roberto no mostró signos de ceder, especialmente cuando Pilsen fue una vez más el blanco de la gentrificación por la propuesta Ordenanza de Pilsen Landmark. Roberto se ofreció como voluntario para liderar la carga durante nuestra acción directa contra el concejal Tom Tunney en su restaurante Ann Sather. Tuvimos éxito en derrotar la Ordenanza histórica de Pilsen, y si no hubiera sido por el valor mostrado por Roberto, es posible que no hubiéramos podido cambiar el curso de la historia en nuestra comunidad.

Nuestro corazón está con su familia y amigos y con todos aquellos que han sido tocados por la vida de Roberto Herrera. Atesoramos cada momento compartido y cada lección de vida aprendida, realmente lo extrañaremos.

El espíritu de Roberto vivirá con todos nosotros en Pilsen Alliance y en la comunidad, debemos continuar con el valor y la compasión por la comunidad que Roberto mostró con nosotros durante su vida. Lo amamos y sabemos que seguirá protegiendo a la comunidad de Pilsen desde arriba. Que descanse en paz.

Con amor y solidaridad,

La Alianza de Pilsen

05/28/2021

ATTENTION ILLINOIS RENTERS! Do you owe back rent or need help paying rent moving forward? Now is the time to get help!

To begin the Illinois Rental Payment Program application, your landlord MUST FILL OUT THEIR PORTION FIRST: https://ilrpp.ihda.org/

You can track your application status here: https://www.ilrpp.ihda.org/status

Need help applying? Call us at 773-292-4988 (1-5PM, M-F)

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K*K chicago police are targeting blacks and hispanics to frame and kill anybody they want, we have over 8 years of police terrorism on them while investigating us(trying to frame many INNOCENT PEOPLE) and they are still continuing with their crimes today with their sick police investigators as retaliation(I cant post all their police terrorism on Facebook because its to much)
K*K chicago police targeting latinos committing any they want, we have over 8 years of police terrorism and they are still contiuing with their crimes tdoay with their sick police inevstigators spying on us. Lightfoot. COPA, Foxx, Prikster and eveybody else all do nothing
CALL TO ACTION We are all witnesses to the biggest national movement that awakened with George Floyd. HB163 and HB841 are house bills the will continue the fight for police accountability at state level #ProtestToPolicy Links needed to take action: 1. Find & contact your Illinois state representative: https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative/addr/ 2. Link to the letter template & talking points: https://bit.ly/2XwSoZS 3. Sign the petition advocating for the pretrial freedom part of HB here: https://actionnetwork.org/.../raise-your-voice-for.../ 4. To watch live: https://www.ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp Notice the numbers in the last picture. Police want to remain unaccountable and have built such a strong campaign that the proponents of the bill are outnumbered by about 16,000 Legislation is a necessary step. We have to remember that choke holds were already banned when Eric Garner was killed by a cop in New York
Chicago Public School parents, you are invited on Thurs. 12/3, 5PM Chicago teachers want to hear from CPS families! Virtual forum on CPS return to in person learning proposal. 12/3 Registration Link: https://aft.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlfumhqDoqHNNf0RkOOcU-mWgONd1oAtRb "The mayor and CPS have announced their plan to force students and educators in January and February to return to unsafe in-person learning, without spending the time or energy to make necessary improvements. Remote learning is a heavy burden, but it beats sickness and death any day. Students, parents and educators will have to rely on our own efforts to make the best of remote learning and to demand safe conditions for the return to in-person schooling. For that reason, the Chicago Teachers Union is inviting all parents, students, and community members to join in a virtual discussion of solutions and organizing steps to improve remote learning and safe return to school. We want to know what's working, what isn't, and what you think are the next steps to engage more parents in building a movement that can amplify these demands. If you're a teacher, we encourage you to let the families you're in touch know about this event. If you're a parent, register today and let other parents know that they should register too!"
Please check the event for your closest Dropbox location to donate winter clothes and dry/can food for the homeless. 2 east side locations. El Charro De San Francisco restaurant 3655 E.106th St and The Trim Barbershop 3837 E. 106thSt. Law office of Juan M. Soliz/ Native American Tribe 3203 s. Pulaski rd. Bridgeport Coffee house 3101 s. Morgan Taqueria Mi Barrio Es Tapito 2645 w. 63rd st. Chicago Midwest Made 1517 w. 18th st. Canton Regio 1510 w. 18th st and *T I A 922 119th st. Whiting, Indiana.
Kimski has been transformed into the Community Canteen, a take out restaurant serving free (or pay as you can) meals to anyone and everyone. It is open five days a week Tuesday- Saturday from Noon to 5pm . The worsening Covid-19 crisis, and the mandated closing of dine-in restaurants in Chicago prompted Public Media Institute In partnership with Kimski and Maria's Packaged Goods, to expand our aid to farmers, hospitality workers, and those affected by food insecurity. In order to feed more people more often, the Community Canteen uses a “Pay As You Can” model. Each person who pays for a meal “pays it forward,” making a more free food available for others. Community Canteen creates a way for folks to enjoy healthy and locally sourced meals regardless of their ability to pay. By offering free meals five days a week instead of one, and offering options, people will have more flexibility as colder months approach. The menu will feature Kimski favorites as well as cafeteria style plate lunches and dinners offering protein and vegetarian options. Want to pay it forward? Give a meal through an online donation or in person at the Community Canteen. Communitykitchenchicago.org
"CTU officers and rank-and-file members will address the looming announcement by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot that she plans to force the district's youngest and most vulnerable students back into classrooms this November—in buildings that an arbitrator has ruled are unsafe. Already, 21 schools running with skeleton crews have now seen COVID-19 cases since the fall quarter began. CTU members have filed hundreds of safety complaints with the Union, and on October 2, an arbitrator ruled against CPS, finding that clerks must be allowed to work remotely because buildings are unsafe. The City's rolling seven-day COVID-19 caseload is up to 399/day, with a rising positivity rate at 4.4%. Rates for Latinx residents are five times as high, at 20%, and rates for Black residents, who've borne the brunt of COVID-19 deaths, now close to 9%. Positivity rates are near 10% for children who are 17 years old and younger. Black and Brown working class neighborhoods across the City—the very neighborhoods where CPS students live—are seeing double digit positivity rates." Yet Lightfoot and CPS are planning to announce shortly that special education students—children who are among the school district's most medically vulnerable students—will be learning in-person in November, along with the District's littlest learners. That move defies the science and puts thousands of students, family members and educators at risk from the deadly pandemic." https://www.facebook.com/ctulocal1/videos/3768003843210890/
RACIST CHICAGO POLICE ARE TARGETING LATINOS. We have over 8 years of police misconduct on 8th district Chicago police and their sick police investigators. We have over 8 years of discrimination, slander, harassment(Hate crimes)false arrest DUI and lots more police terrorism and they are still continuing today COPA, Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx, Prikster, FBI and everybody else in the corrupt city allows all this police terrorism
Garage break in- bikes stolen Hello all- Last night at 440am our locked garage was broken into and our bikes were stolen. The person came in and out through the alley. We’re in SE Pilsen, near Cullerton and Peoria. Wanted to share of the incident so others will be vigilant and keep an eye out for this person in the area. From what I can tell they’re wearing a Gray/silver jacket with hood up, black & white stripes on jacket and a black backpack. I’ve filed a police report. If you have any additional information, please let me know.
Chicago businesses with property damage will be eligible for infrastructure grants up to $10,000 to help with repair costs. Businesses that have at least a 25 percent revenue loss due to COVID-19 will be eligible for operational grants up to $4,000 to help cover economic losses.
There is a Pilsen drop off location tomorrow between 10a-1p at 1729 S.Halsted. Help us support Chicago's South Side Community -