MEX talks

MEX talks is an annual speaker showcase created by Latinos Progresando to give Mexican and Mexican American leaders the platform to reflect on a shared identity and tell stories to inspire positive change.

2018 Event Details

Thursday, September 6th

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60601

Doors open at 6pm
Program 6:30 – 8pm

Reception to follow

Featuring world-renowned luchador Cassandro as the headline speaker, this year’s MEX talks is an exploration of the power and transformative potential of arts and culture within the Mexican experience.

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2018 Speakers

  • Cassandro - MEX talks


    Exótico Luchador

  • Erika L. Sanchez - MEX talks

    Erika L. Sánchez

    Poet, Novelist, Essayist

  • Lakin Valdez - MEX talks

    Lakin Valdez

    Writer, Director, Performing Artist

  • Maria Gaspar - MEX talks

    Maria Gaspar

    Interdisciplinary Artist

  • Jorge Silva - MEX talks

    Jorge Silva

    Producing Coordinator, Goodman Theatre

2018 Supporters

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