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City of Chicago Receives Funding from Mellon Foundation for Creation of New Chicago Monuments!

"Transformative Grant to Support Chicago Monuments Project and Citywide Community-Generated Commemorative Initiatives and Installations"


We are excited to be one of 8 projects working towards creating a new Chicago Monument in the Pilsen Community!

Pilsen Latina Histories

Inspired by the book Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago, lead artist Diana Solis, scholars from the University of Illinois, Pilsen Arts & Community House staff, and additional artists and community groups in Pilsen will mark historic events that have shaped the Latina/x experience in this near south side neighborhood. Mellon funds will support the initial year of Pilsen Latina Histories (planning phase), in which team leads will mobilize initial public art engagement activities, temporary projects, and workshops to garner larger community feedback around how to represent untold histories through new monuments.

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