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.

This unique, highly-anticipated forum convenes a range of voices, including entrepreneurs, lawyers, students, teachers, and nearly everything in between. And just as the stage has been given to our most established community figures, MEX talks has expressly sought to elevate emerging leaders, whose stories haven’t yet been told.

This year we celebrate the 11th annual MEX talks: Yo Soy, a proclamation to own the many complexities of Mexican identity, our indigenous roots, our evolving culture, our histories, our victories, all the spaces we occupy, and more!

Join us on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago. Tickets are available on Harris Theater’s website. Please see the ‘Pricing Description’ tab before purchasing.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 event. For additional information, please contact Adrienne Lange at

You can experience all past MEX talks since 2013 on our YouTube channel, and enjoy the music of MEX talks on Spotify.

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2023 Lineup

  • Emma Carrasco

    NBCUniversal News Group

  • Felix Contreras

    NPR's Alt.Latino

  • Julia Ramirez

    Chicago's 12th Ward Alderwoman

  • Juan Díes

    Sones de México

  • Reyna Ortiz

    TaskForce Chicago

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