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Panel at DePaul event proves power of community art

A mural in Back of the Yards

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2019

The Latinx Cultural Center held a “Fighting Gentrification with Community Art” panel in Munroe Hall this past Wednesday, addressing the way many communities use art as a form of activism against gentrification. Panelists included Eduardo Arocho, the director of Humboldt Park Boathouse Gallery and to...

New murals under the Fullerton ‘L’ stop examine DePaul’s history

The new murals make 17 of what will eventually be 25 installations that explore different time periods and important figures related to DePaul.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

October 6, 2019

As Red, Brown and Purple Line trains rattled past the Fullerton ‘L’ stop on Oct 4, four new murals intended to celebrate the university’s history were unveiled under the tracks. The new pillars make 17 completed murals on the pillars under the track of what will eventually be 25 murals created...

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Murals in Pilsen bring neighbors together to fight the influx of outside development. Activists say the identity of the neighborhood is at stake, in addition to local businesses who are being displaced.  (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Olivia Mohseni

May 17, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='11998'] On a cold and gloomy morning earlier this year, Chicagoans protested the gentrification of the Pilsen neighborhood.  Signs were taped to the front of the hip new coffee shop Bow Truss Coffee saying “racism & classism smells like your coffee” and “Sabes donde ...

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