ARTivism: Leaving Evidence Behind, Storytelling for Disability Justice

Date / Time

March 8, 2022

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Presented by the UIC Disability Cultural Center and UIC Latino Cultural Center.

Join us for community storytelling practice led by Reveca Torres, artist and advocate, who uses multiple mediums and forms of expression for advocacy and social justice.

In this session, we will center Latinx disabled experiences as a way to leave evidence behind for future generations and capture our current collective memory of the impact of COVID-19.

We’ll hear from Reveca Torres about her work, and attendees will be led through a storytelling exercise. Everyone is welcome to bring writing and art materials of their choice to the virtual space!

DATE: Tuesday, March 8.

TIME: 3-4:30 p.m.



Reveca Torres was paralyzed in a car accident as a teenager. After completing degrees in Fashion Design and Theatre Arts, Reveca worked as a costume designer and simultaneously with organizations doing disability work in health, advocacy, recreation and peer support. She started a nonprofit called BACKBONES after realizing that years of interaction and friendship with others living with spinal injuries made a significant impact in her own life. Reveca uses painting, illustration, photography, film, movement, and other media as a form of expression and a tool for advocacy and social justice.

For access needs or questions, email or call 312-996-3095.

CART (live captions) will be available.

ASL Interpretation services may be available by contacting the LCC before the program. All audiences are welcome.

Image Description: Bold yellow and white title text reads “ARTivism, Leaving Evidence Behind: Storytelling for Disability Justice” at the top of a brilliant pink flyer with yellow section headers. At the right is a photo of Reveca Torres, a smiling person with chin-length dark hair and bangs, wearing black. Also in the background are bold organic line drawings by Torres, that depict abstract shapes, plantlike shapes, and human forms. 

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