Past Event

Pilsen's Evolving Identity

How has Pilsen’s population changed over the years and what effect has this had on the community? Join us for this conversation to discuss what and who influences the way that neighborhoods are shaped. Miguel Aguilar, Program Coordinator at Yollocalli Arts Reach and Victoria Romero, former board president of Pilsen Alliance, will be our guest speakers for this important discussion about the Pilsen community’s changing identity, facilitated by Martin Macias, Pilsen native and media maker with Radio Arte. 

More about our guest speakers

Miguel Aguilar is the Program Coordinator at Yollocalli Arts Reach and is an adjunct professor in Art History at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.  He is a graffiti artist and has curated graffiti art exhibitions internationally. 

Victoria Romero is a native resident of Pilsen and an administrator at the Chicago Department of Public Health. She is a resident member and former Board President of Pilsen Alliance, a community organizing agency that advocates for many social issues.

This Cafe Society discussion is in collaboration with WBEZ’s Race: Out Loud.

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580. 

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit