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Film Screening

Latinx Chicago: Arts against Erasure

Saturday, December 4

Artmaking in advocacy for Latinx Chicago spaces and stories happens in many ways across this city, from song and spoken word, to prose and public art. The Chicago History Museum and the Gage Park Latinx Council are proud to spotlight a local filmmaker who uses their creativity to amplify their culture and community history.

Join us and filmmaker Emilio Nieto for the premiere of Fragments of Gage: Episodes 1 & 2, a documentary about Gage Park’s contemporary activism by youth for youth. Hear from Nieto and a panel of Gage Park young historians as they share the rich stories of their community.

Free admission; RSVP required.

Please note that the Music Box Theatre requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test for all screenings and events at the Theatre. Read the Music Box Theatre’s COVID guidelines and precautions.


11:30 a.m. – Seating and Refreshments
Enjoy snacks and refreshments from Gage Park businesses

11:45 a.m. – Film Screening
Fragments of Gage: Episodes 1 & 2

12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Hear from filmmaker Emilio Nieto and young historians


Logo for the Gage Park Latinx CouncilThe Gage Park Latinx Council (GPLXC) is a queer, femme, DACA, and Latinx-led grassroots organization based in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. They are committed to creating a strong sense of community and identity through art, radical learning, and direct actions grounded in social justice and mutual aid.

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Parents and students march in front of Gage Park HS, 5630 S. Rockwell St., Chicago, to protest overcrowded conditions, Oct. 5, 1972. ST-14003332-0005, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Black students in front of Gage Park HS, along with members of NAACP and police, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1972. ST-14003406-0011, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM

The Details



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11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories