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Nov 11 2014

The Homestretch

November 11, 2014

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they defy stereotypes and create new, surprising definitions of home. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of?

  • Approx. 55min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by CPS teacher Maria Rivera featured in the film.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least one week before the event.

Poster: The Homestretch [PDF]

Trailer link HERE

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC Gender and Sexuality Center, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and student organizations Delta Psi Alpha, FUA, Lambda Theta Alpha, LUCHA, MeSA, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Gamma


Yehimy Montes

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018