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The Kitchen Table – Cooking up Stories to Feed our Souls

As part of UIC’s Women’s History Month Celebration, on March 7th, 2019, the UIC Latino Cultural Center hosted an ARTivism: The Kitchen Table. The day was led by actor, storyteller, and producer of The Stoop, Lily Be and Flor Azteca members, a food co-operative from Telpochcalli Community Education Project (Tcep). Attendees were encouraged to share their stories and experiences with a focus on celebrating womxn as storytellers.  Participants ate homemade tacos with handmade tortillas provided and prepared by Flor Azteca while Lily Be invited participants to create a five word story and present it in a two minute period. Lily Be assisted those participants in expanding their stories to achieve an effective storytelling experience. Lily Be emphasized that everyone has a great story and anyone can be a great storyteller while the LCC emphasized taking action by supporting womxn in our lives, the issues that impact their lives and creative solutions they are taking!

•To learn more about Lily Be and her creative storytelling methods follow her on IG: ladonyalilybe or check out her website HERE.

•To place an order of handmade tortillas with Flor Azteca and support domestic violence survivors email them at or visit them 2832 W. 24th Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623