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Written by on March 8, 2013

Chicago Embraces Art and Vice Versa

We are a magnet for art and for enjoying artists – this is the message that Valeria Fanelli, one of our global bloggers tells us. But what else about this city do visitors discover? steve@chicagoistheworld.org Speaking Art Around the World by Valeria Fanelli “If I should define my life in this moment as an artistic […]

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Written by on February 15, 2013

Navigating Morocco

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The following post was originally published on the Nonprofit Communicator Blog. Its opinions are that of the author and not of the Community Media Workshop or Chicago is the World.   Casablanca explodes with activity. One after another, motorbikes and bicycles weave through traffic and pass our car with the grace and agility of snakes […]

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Written by on February 15, 2013

When Home Is Many Places

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What do you do when you are caught between the places that identify you? Saideh Jamshidi, one of our global female bloggers, writes here about the trap this can become for immigrants. Steve@chicagoistheworld.org     By Saideh Jamshidi Argo Everyone was asking whether I had seen Argo, a movie based on a declassified document published […]

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Written by on February 13, 2013

So diverse, so separate, so compelling: Chicago

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A Uruguayan Writer’s Long Journey by Valeria Fanelli Neither the long distance between the U.S. and Uruguay, nor Chicago’s cold winters scared Ruth Camargo against moving to the Windy city, enrolling in a Master’s program in creative writing, and pursuing her dream to become a great fiction author. Camargo, 32, moved to Chicago after she […]

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Written by on February 6, 2013

How We Carry Our Roots With Us

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Bringing a Piece of Italian Culture to Chicago by Valeria Fanelli Moving from a little town in northern Italy to Chicago looked like an amazing, scary, and exciting experience to Barbara de Bernardi. She decided to move to the U.S., because she wanted to follow her fiancé and start building a new life together. She […]

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Written by on February 5, 2013

No Shame in Surviving

Another one of our global blogs from Saideh that talks about women, their links to their distant roots and the common burdens they shoulder, Steve By Saideh Jamshidi One For All; All For One Roksana Bahramitash gave up wealth, status and privilege in Iran to come to Canada. She had to start “below the scratch,” […]

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Written by on February 5, 2013

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