Oct 11

Noche de Poetas – BRAINBOW: Diverse Experiences with Mental Health

October 11, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location

UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

Address

803 S. Morgan, Lecture Center B2, Chicago, IL 60607-7028

Cost

Free

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    Join Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for their second Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) of the fall semester.

    OPEN MIC!

    Don't miss out on the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month's theme, “Mental Health”

    Leading the night will be our featured Keaton Fisher.

    • How can we de-stigmatize mental health?
    • How can we support those who are struggling with mental health issues?

    Keaton Fisher is a 25 year old social entrepreneur born in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor in 2011 as a National Achievement Award winner, declaring him top 800 black students in the country of that graduating year. He battled mental health issues while attempting to transition from high school to college which led to Keaton returning home and taking a couple years off before transferring to UIC in the fall of 2017. His poetry is inspired by his experiences and from being a witness to the state of the world.

    FREE refreshments and admission

    Poster: Noche Brainbow Diverse mental health [PDF]

    All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.

Contact

Edith Tovar
3129963096

Date posted

Aug 7, 2018

Date updated

Sep 25, 2018