Sep 12 2013

Flowing Across Borders

September 12, 2013

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


microphone and moon icon with the text noche de poetas.

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Equality and Human Rights (SAFEHR), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for our first Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) of the Fall 2013 semester.


Don’t miss the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month’s them, “Syrian/Global refugee crisis and human rights.”

  • What is a refugee?
  • What does it mean to flee your home due to persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or war?
  • What role do we play as citizens of the world?
  • Did you know that every 15 seconds a Syrian becomes a refugee?

Leading the poetry will be our featured poet Jesus “Azteca 500” Sanchez. His music and poetry engages the issues of social justice and youth empowerment.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC student organizations MeSA, SAFEHR, SJP, and UPRS.

Date posted

Jun 19, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020