MEX talks 2018

STARTS 9/6/2018 Owen Theatre
6:30PM (Doors open at 6PM) General Admission

Latinos Progresando presents MEX talks 2018
Thursday, September 6 | 6:30PM (Doors open at 6PM)
at Goodman's Owen Theatre


Tickets are $30 ($5 for students)*


MEX talks was created by Latinos Progresando to give Mexican and Mexican American leaders the platform to reflect on a shared identity and tell stories to inspire positive change.

This unique, highly-anticipated forum convenes a range of voices, including entrepreneurs, lawyers, students, teachers, and nearly everything in between. And just as the stage has been given to our most established community figures, MEX talks has expressly sought to elevate emerging leaders, whose stories haven’t yet been told.

Featuring world-renowned luchador “Cassandro” as the headline speaker, this year’s MEX talks is an exploration of the power and transformative potential of arts and culture within the Mexican experience.

*NOTE: Student rate available to current high school and college students with discount code STUDENT.


Featured Speakers

  • Cassandro


    Exótico Luchador

  • Sánchez

    Erika L. Sánchez

    Poet, Novelist, Essayist

  • Valdez

    Lakin Valdez

    Writer, Director, Performing Artist

  • Gaspar

    Maria Gaspar

    Interdisciplinary Artist

  • Silva

    Jorge Silva

    Producing Coordinator, Goodman Theatre




Sponsorship opportunities are available


About Latinos Progresando

Latinos Progresando

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. Celebrating 20 years of service, Latinos Progresando specializes in immigration legal services and organizational capacity building, and convenes local providers around the issues of health, education, and peace. Please visit and , where Latinos Progresando regularly shares information about the organization and its impact.