Lunch with Staceyann Chin

Date / Time

March 12, 2020

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center for an intimate lunch conversation centering queer women of color with powerhouse poet and performer Staceyann Chin.

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP:

About our special guest:

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 AfireUnspeakable ThingsBorder/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.

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.

WLRC’s suite is wheelchair-accessible and includes an accessible, all-gender restroom. The building has an elevator to reach the third floor. The front entrance to the building requires using a buzzer that is above many wheelchair heights. Please feel free to call us at (312) 413-1025 when you arrive for assistance with the front door. Please call or email us at a few days in advance for any other accommodation requests.

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