MEX Talks

World-famous Luchador Cassandro, Chicago artists speak at major event focused on arts in Mexican community

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CHICAGO (NEWS RELEASE) -- Latinos Progresando, a leading community organization in Chicago, will host MEX talks, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Goodman Theatre. The event will feature stimulating discussions on different forms of art and performance within the Mexican community, and how those art forms have reached and influenced audiences across different cultures throughout the world, as well as transformed the lives of the artists and performers who will be speaking.

This year's keynote speaker is world-famous luchador (wrestler) Cassandro; the 2018 lineup includes Chicagoan Maria Gaspar, Erika L. Sanchez (author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter) and more artists whose work spans a variety of media and topics. Latinos Progresando is proud to partner with Title Sponsor Esperanza Health Centers, BMO Harris Bank, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, IL Humanities, and the National Museum of Mexican Art, among others to bring the 6th annual MEX talks to Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Latinos Progresando is an impactful and multi-faceted organization that provides legal services, educational programming, as well as arts and cultural events for Chicago's Latino and immigrant communities. In particular, providing a crucial spectrum of services to keep families and communities together.


Cassandro, world-famous luchador

Erika L. Sánchez, poet, novelist, author of New York Times Best Seller, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Lakin Valdez, writer, director

Maria Gaspar, interdisciplinary artist

Jorge Silva, producing coordinator, Goodman Theatre


Exciting discussion of Mexican culture and arts featuring world-famous speakers hosted by Latinos Progresando


Thurs., Sept. 6, 2018. Doors open at 6pm. Program 6:30-8pm.


Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, Owen Theatre

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