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Feb 14 2019

Valentines for Democracy

February 14, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Love is a powerful emotion, which holds families and communities together! Show you care about our world’s future in this creative workshop, A Reclamation of our Rights, led by poet Alan Pelaez Lopez. As people who live at the intersection of multiple oppressions, this writing workshop is aimed at claiming back our power!

Write your own poetic words, reclamation of rights, and manifestos of the social and political worlds you envision.

Share the love by telling your friends to vote in the Chicago Municipal Election on February 26, 2019. During this program you’ll also get a chance to look up your representatives.

Alan Pelaez Lopez is an Afro-Indigenous poet, collage, installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca, México. In their visual and literary work, they explore the intersections of PTSD, undocumented immigration, Indigeneity, queer feelings, and Black flesh. A 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, Pelaez Lopez was named one of “10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know” by Remezcla and one of “10 Poets for the Revolution,” in The Best American Poetry Blog. Follow them as @migrantscribble.

When: Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Where: LCC - Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission
Supplies will be provided while they last.

[PDF] Poster

This writing workshop is part of the Black History Month celebration at UIC. We thank our sponsors: UIC Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and Women’s Leadership and Resource Center.

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.
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.


Jocelyn Munguia Chavez

Date posted

Feb 4, 2019

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020