MEX talks 2020 annual speaker series goes virtual

Program strives to give Mexican, Mexican American leaders a platform

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, September 19, 2020
MEX talks 2020 annual speaker series goes virtual
MEX talks 2020, an annual speakers series, will be virtual this year.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- MEX talks, an annual speaker showcase that gives Mexican and Mexican American leaders a platform, has gone virtual this year, due to COVID-19.

Maritza Guzman, with Latinos Progresando, the organization that hosts the event, joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday morning to talk about the event.

Latinos Progresando created MEX talks in 2012 to give Mexican and Mexican American leaders the platform to reflect on a shared identity and tell stories to inspire positive change. Rather than the traditional live event, the 2020 MEX talks is a multi-part virtual series, centering Chicago voices and focused on the power to heal.

The program began Thursday and continues through Sept. 29. Sessions begin at 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.

Participation is free, but donations are suggested.

Those who wish to participate must register before each session at

Latinos Progresando is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization with the mission to deliver high-quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy and productive lives. Visit and for more information.