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.

Centering the voices, expertise, and experiences of Mexican@s in Chicago and beyond, the 10th annual MEX talks will celebrate The Joy of Being Mexican.

Join us for a celebration and reflection on the vibrancy and resilience of Mexican culture past, present and future on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6pm.

MEX talks is now sold out. Please visit Latinos Progresando’s YouTube to watch our livestream.

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2022 Lineup

  • Luis Valdez

    Playwright and Director of Zoot Suit

  • Julissa Arce

    Author of You Sound Like A White Girl

  • Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu


  • Dr. Juanita Mora

    Doctor and Community Advocate

  • Luis Eduardo Sanchez

    Host of Radio Fuego Podcast

Supported By

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 event. For additional information, please contact Carmen Guzman at

You can experience all past MEX talks on our YouTube channel.