Bomba at the Powwow

Schiller Woods W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL
Sharing a cultural experience through song & dance @ AIC 69th Annual Chicago Powwow. This will be a special collaborative performance of Indigenous song and dance between Intertribal Native American powwow culture and Puerto Rican Indigenous Bomba culture, featuring performers from the American Indian Center of Chicago and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

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Where I’m From: A Kids Workshop on Cultural Flags

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art 2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
For this hands-on, art-making workshop, children will learn about the artistic symbolism on our nations' flags (primary examples will include the Assyrian and Ukrainian flags, as well as the American and Chicago flags). Everyone will then have the chance to make their own flag designs to represent their identity and culture.

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FREE

A Taste of Two Cultures

Polish Museum of America 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
For this event, take a journey through Filipino and Polish culture through two of their most iconic dishes; lumpia and pierogi! Enjoy a mini-Dumpling Fest with samples of the dumplings from each of these cultures, along with fun and engaging musical and cultural performances.

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$5

Global Indigenous Perspectives: From Turtle Island to Sápmi

Nordic House at the Wrigley Building 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Swedish American Museum, Nordic House Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural Alliance for a panel discussion between a Sámi person (Scandinavian Indigenous person) and a North American Indigenous person. Moderated by the Mitchell Museum’s Josee Starr (Arikara, Omaha, Odawa), the discussion will explore similarities and differences between the two panelist’s cultures, and reflect on their individual experiences followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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FREE

Calaveras Workshop

OPEN Center for the Arts 2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican celebration honoring those no longer with us.  Stop by and have fun creating your own Calavera while sharing stories, food, and celebrating life!

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Drums are the Heartbeat of Our Community

Trickster Cultural Center 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL
A collaboration between the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and Trickster Cultural Center to highlight the traditions of drumming as it relates to cultural identity. A performing group from each culture will demonstrate and share their art.

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Calaveras Workshop

OPEN Center for the Arts 2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican celebration honoring those no longer with us.  Stop by and have fun creating your own Calavera while sharing stories, food, and celebrating life!

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We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

Douglas Boulevard and Central Park Avenue W Douglas Blvd & Central Park Av, Chicago, IL
HAMOC will bring its outdoor, community, traveling exhibition to North Lawndale for the second year in the row.  We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community, was originally organized in 2020, in the Uptown neighborhood, in direct response to the Black Lives Matter protests and the disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Black community.

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Stories that Travel: Mythology, Folklore, and Diaspora

National Hellenic Museum 333 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL
A panel discussion focusing on the varied relationships different Diaspora communities have with the mythological & folklore stories of their culture of origin. We are specifically interested in interrogating the ways in which different communities invest in or distance themselves from their ancient/classical mythology and folklore in the American Diaspora, and how those relationships have shifted over time.

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