Crossfire: A Litany for Survival with Staceyann Chin
Date / Time
March 11, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center for an evening of performance by powerhouse poet and performer Staceyann Chin, celebrating the release of her first full-length collection, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival, followed by a conversation between Chin and Glenance Green.
About our special guests:
Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.
Glenance Green is a researcher, artivist, author, storyteller, and content creator who uses various art forms as tools of healing and liberation for systemic change. With over 10 years of research experience and 15 years in the nonprofit sector, Glenance has been keenly focused on institutionalizing racial equity. She is the Founder of Melanin Voices, a storytelling collective focused on highlighting unsung narratives and bringing them to the broader community. She is also the Deputy Director of Free Spirit Media, a local media education and production organization focused on transforming media and society by providing opportunities for emerging creators, primarily from communities of color, to produce and distribute original content and to pursue artistic, personal and professional aspirations.
Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, Gender and Women’s Studies, Honors College, African American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Center in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The Hull-House Museum Residents’ Dining Hall is fully accessible on both floors. Wheelchair access to the Residents’ Dining Hall is in the rear of the building. From the rear of the Hull-House Mansion, proceed along the covered walkway to the glass door.