Friday, August 20 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
COMMUNITY EVENT: Nahui Ollin Quetzayolotl Commemorates 500 Year Anniversary of the Heroic Defense of Tenochtitlan (Danza Azteca)
Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, Calpulli Huehuecoyotl and Nahui Ollin Quetzayolotl will commemorate 500 years since the heroic defense of Tenochtitlan. This is a community-organized event. The event is free and all are welcome to join.
Velación - August 20 at 7pm, 1710 S. Hamilton
Danza - August 21 at 10am, Harrison Park
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 6:30pm
Calpulli Huehuecoyotl de Chicago (Danza Azteca)
1824 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Danza Azteca group Huehuecoyotl practices every Thursday at 6:30pm in Harrison Park in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Huehuecoyotl’s weekly practices are free and open to the entire family. Danza Azteca is an ancient tradition, a prayer in motion, which helps people live a more balanced life - physically, mentally and emotionally. Danza Azteca is the cultural inheritance of the descendents of mesoamerican peoples, which continues to be taught today.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required, however, you can sign up here to let us know you’re coming and receive event updates.
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11am
Field Museum: Halls of the Ancient Americas Exhibit Visit, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and Latinx Career Panel
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Join Chicagotlan organizers and Field Museum staff for a guided tour of the Field Museum’s Halls of the Ancient Americas Exhibit, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Field's collections, and a career panel with the Field Museum's Latinx staff. The Halls of the Ancient Americas Exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum tells the story of the Western Hemisphere’s cultures and civilizations, including the story of the Aztec, Inca, and Maya. A number of artifacts and replicas related to Tenochtitlan are on display, including a full-size replica of the Aztec Sun Stone.
This event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. Chicagoans ages 18 to 25 can register here. Participation will be confirmed via phone or email following registration.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 1pm
Unpacking Chicagotlan Panel Discussion
Benito Juarez Community Academy - Paseo de Heroes (Enter at West 21st Street and South Blue Island)
Join us for a panel discussion and community conversation to unpack Chicagotlan: Finding Tenochtitlan in Chicago. We will discuss the 500 year anniversary of the Fall of Tenochtitlan, Tenochtitlan's enduring legacy in Chicago, 500 years of Indigenous resistance, the ongoing project of colonization, and decolonization.
- Anthony Tamez-Pochel, Chi-Nations Youth Council & Center for Native American Youth
- Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art
- Ismael Cuevas, Chicagotlan Organizing Committee
- Maya Zazhil Fernández, Cultural Worker
This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. No registration is required, however, you can sign up here to let us know you’re coming and receive event updates.