Oct 16 2013

Ladies’ Bar & Ilopango Prison: Stories of Women Living in Captivity

October 16, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


woman living in captivity and in crowded bedrooms

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join us for an interactive conversation with photographer and writer John Sevigny who will share his use of art installations to unveil the social atrocities and biases against women in Latin America. He will focus on his Ladies’ Bar exhibition, which highlights the treatment of clandestine bar sex workers in Mexico, and his work on the Ilopango Prison in El Salvador that emphasizes the systemic structures that lead thousands of young women there.

John Sevigny is a well-traveled artist and public speaker who shares his photographic and literary works on immigration, sex workers, poverty, and the everlasting tension between captivity and freedom in Latin America.

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

Co-sponsors: UIC Honors College, Women's Leadership & Resource Center, and student organization O.W.L.S. in C.U.S.

Date posted

May 17, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020