19 and a Day: The Life and Times of Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr.

Date(s) - Tuesday, April 2, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center


  • What is your vision of a community at peace and how do we get there?

This documentary shares the story of a family’s love and tragic loss of their one and only child while residing in Chicago’s Pilsen Community. Jeff Abbey Maldonado Jr., an aspiring hip hop artist known as J-DEF, was determined to use his talent and creativity to make a positive change in his community and society. This film is a testament of the will of a family to not let their son’s passing go in vain.

  • Approx. 30min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Elizabeth Maldonado, co-founder of the J-DEF Peace Project.

Poster: 19 and a Day: The Life and Times of Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr. [PDF]

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

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095
Email: lcc@uic.edu


UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program and student organizations FUEGO and La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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