Positive Social Changes
Cambios Sociales Positivos: After the Puerto Rican riots in 1966, the Puerto Rican community of Humboldt Park, West Town in the City of Chicago, gave birth to a social change movement. The movement came about by the organizing efforts of a community based organization called the Spanish Action Committee of Chicago (SACC).
SACC is one of the oldest Puerto Rican organizations in the City of Chicago. SACC was founded by Juan Diaz, a community activist, and other community residents, to effectively and constructively focus attention on and resolve the needs, problems and aspirations of Chicago's Hispanic community. SACC continues this tradition today, by creating Positive Social Changes for Chicago's Hispanic community through its community programs and services.
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SACC Photos On YouTube and Flickr
We now have an archive of documentary films and current SACC events on YouTube. Two of our most well regarded historical 16mm films were recently converted to digital form for YouTube including, "In Many Small Ways" (1968), and "1st Good Friday Procession" (1973) for public viewing. In the near future, SACC will also provide videos of our current community work with our after school and technology programs. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.
Current and past SACC photos can be viewed on our Flickr page. More photos will be added to our Flickr site.
SACC Back In Time
Take a trip back to the 60's and 70's when Chicago's Puerto Rican community, coming out the 1966 riots, began Spanish Action Committee of Chicago to fight social injustice, and create opportunity for the betterment of the Hispanic community. We have archived videos, photos, and historical documents for educational purposes. Click here to visit the historical archive page.