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Dec 1 2022

Zona Abierta: The Language of Femicide in Mexico: Sensationalizing, Weaponizing, and Fixating

December 1, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM



language of femicide in mexico, purple to red ombre background, white text

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center


Join us for a special presentation by Lorena Nava, UIC undergraduate student, as she discusses the framing, approaches, and interpretations of femicide. Lorena’s two year project “The Language of Femicide” is a digital article on the discourse surrounding femicide in Mexico.


There have been complex discussions on what femicide means and how the term—and its associated concepts—has impacted our understanding of gender-based violence. Nava has come to identify the collection of people’s verbally expressed ideas and sentiments surrounding the term “the language of femicide.” We invite you to learn about femicide within politics and activism.


DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2022


WHERE: Latino Cultural Center

Lecture Center B2

All in-person events at the LCC (Lecture Center B2) will have limited capacity and wearing a mask is required. Espacio limitado y mascarillas requeridas.


Lorena Nava is a senior double majoring in Communication and Political Science and minoring in English. She has worked on this project on behalf of the Engaged Humanities Initiative (EHI) program with her mentor Ralph Cintron. 


This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program and Gender Women’s Studies (GWS).

Date posted

Nov 21, 2022

Date updated

Nov 21, 2022