My Neighborhood: Pilsen

My Neighborhood: Pilsen

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:00pm

Playing like a street mural come to life, My Neighborhood: Pilsen is a look at the cumulative power of decades of work by the predominantly Mexican-American working class Chicago community of Pilsen. Explore the experiences of six residents in organizing around pressing societal issues and the challenges they face - family security, immigration rights, gentrification, the 2016 election and unexpected death.

Told entirely through the voices of these residents, speaking in both English and Spanish, the documentary provides an inspiring example of what people working together can do to solve problems and transform homes, businesses and community centers into better places to live, learn, work and play.

My Neighborhood: Pilsen airs Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World.