Ethnic clashes.  The Black Panthers.  Urban renewal.  The Daley Machine.  Chicago, Illinois was a turbulent town in the 1960s and 70s.  Join us as we talk to Puerto Rican-born civil rights activist José “Cha-Cha” Jimenez.  He shares with Alan his personal experience with drugs, street gangs, and the social and political forces that shaped a major U.S. city.

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“My time spent with the Feel Like You Belong show was not only fun and engaging, but also important. The topics that were covered are really close to my heart, and the message that they bring to the world is absolutely essential.”

– Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Obama 2nd Inauguration (photo credit: ew.com)

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About Alan

Alan Headbloom is an applied linguist who works with international professionals across a variety of industries.

Learn more about Alan hereand on his personal website: headbloom.com.

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