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Festival Celebrating Cultural Exchange Between Chicago And Mexico Kicks Off Saturday

The fest, now in its sixth year, features artists, authors and activists from both Mexico and Chicago.

One of the events at the 2014 Lit & Luz festival.
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LOGAN SQUARE — A literature and arts festival celebrating the cultural exchange between Mexico and Chicago kicks off this weekend.

More than 15 free, bilingual cultural events are coming to venues across Chicago Oct. 12-19 for Lit & Luz festival.

The theme of this year’s festival, now in its sixth year, is “movement.” Participating artists, authors and activists are being asked to consider the theme as it relates to their work.

The festival begins with an event at Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave. Organizers are partnering with Vocalo on a DJ show and giveaways.

An interactive art show, called “The Office of Migratory Perceptions,” is set for 6-8 p.m. Monday at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The show, a collaboration with Undocumented Projects and Documents Bureau, is a “critique on the power of bureaucracy through the creation and distribution of documents you didn’t know you needed,” according to Comfort Station’s event page.

According to the event page, event-goers will learn more about how to defend themselves and others from ICE raids and how official immigration documents work.

MAKE Literary Productions is behind the festival, which director Sarah Dodson described as an “opportunity for Chicagoans to learn about the significant contributions to contemporary literature and art happening today in Mexico.”

For a full list of festival events, and for more information, visit the festival’s website.