The holiday season is in full swing – a time usually marked by family reunions, delicious food, and cheerful music. However, this holiday season is the second to be celebrated during the coronavirus pandemic, and it comes as cases rise and concerns about the new omicron variant rise.
Nonetheless, holiday traditions continue, although some celebrations may be different from those in typical years.
For Chicago’s Latin American communities, some celebrations were held in person this year, while others were still hosted online like the 15th Paseo Boricua Parranda.
Monday, the reporter from WTTW News Joanna hernandez moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” community conversation on Latino vacation traditions around the world and the ways Chicago’s Latino community is celebrating, and how the pandemic has impacted vacations.
Hernandez was joined by Julio Paz, director of development at Chicago Commons, Lucy Potockti, a Colombian from Chicago, and Jose Carrasquillo of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. He is the Music Program Director of the Latin Music Project.
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Our next “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” community conversation is scheduled for 8pm on Monday January 31st. Visit wttw.com/events to RSVP.