Video overview of Unísono festival 2012 held in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on August 18th 2012 on 18th and Paulina in the Zócalo of Pilsen. An Initiative of The Resurrection Project; Unísono celebrates community empowerment through diversity, education, and social justice. The festival featured performances from 13 local and internationally acclaimed artists including Los Rakas, Monica Lionheart, Bachaco, Cecí Bastida, and Pacha Massive among others. The festival also featured art and education workshops throughout the day, as well tours of La Casa Student Housing, games, food, arts,and crafts from over a dozen local vendors, and much more. Please check out unisonofestival.com for more information and to support next year’s Unísono Festival en el Zócalo 2013.
On Saturday August 20 over 1,000 people gathered at Pilsen’s Zocalo to enjoy the first edition of The Resurrection Project’s art and music festival: Unisono.
Pilsen, along with other three NCP communities, are bridging the digital divide through LISC/Chicagos Digital Excellence Demonstration Communities (DEDC) pilot program, bringing universal, meaningful participation in technology to low-income communities. Mayor Richard M. Daley announced the program as an integral part of the City of Chicagos Digital Excellence Action Agenda that was launched July 21, 2009.
On Wednesday November 18 2009, The Resurrection Project (TRP) received Bank of Americas prestigious Neighborhood Builders ® Award, which includes a $200,000 unrestricted grant in general operating funds to support the organizations work in community development. Here in this clip Raul I. Raymundo, TRP’s Chief Executive Officer accepts the award and shares a few words.