MEX talks 2020 annual speaker series goes virtual

Program strives to give Mexican, Mexican American leaders a platform
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.
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