Artemio Arreola

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Artemio Arreola

People's World party

On May 19, 2013, a People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights. Held at Chicago's Unity Center, which houses the website's editorial offices, Artemio Arreola from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights spoke on the current struggle for immigration reform. Musicians performed traditional songs from Vera Cruz, Mexico, called Son Jarocho. The event, emceed by Melissa Parks, director of a low-income energy program at Unity Center, ended with Ethnic Dance's Paul Collins leading audience members in group folk dances, from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Bolivia and the United States .

Christopher Sims read a poem.[1]


  1. [, PW, Multicultural Soup, by: Christopher D. Sims May 24 2013]