June, 30th 2018

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Sylvia Puente - Latino Policy forum

In January 2009, Sylvia Puente began serving as Executive Director of the Latino Policy Forum, the only public policy and advocacy organization in the Chicago metropolitan area working to improve educational outcomes for children, make housing accessible and affordable, promote just immigration reform, and build the influence and leadership of the Latino community. She is the convener of the Illinois Latino Agenda, where her collaboration and consensus-building skills are highly valued. Through the Latino Policy Forum, she works with more than 100 organizational leaders in the Chicago metropolitan region. She has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.” by Hispanic Business magazine.

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Jutta and the hi-dukes

From a slamming six-piece band that will rock the largest festival crowd to a budget-pleasing duet or trio, this eclectic group transports your soul (and soles), on an exciting worldbeat dance tour.

“You get Gypsy music, music from Spain, Israel, everything. Finland! What more could you ask for? Not only is it entertaining and educational but you get up and dance and get a little sweaty, which is awesome! … Book them! Amazing!” — Enthusiastic librarian

Listen to samples of the band’s CD, On The World Beat