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Dec 1 2021

“Hey Mami”: Latinas’ Experiences of Street Harassment in Chicago during College Years

Feminisms Lunch Lectures

December 1, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



The inside of a Chicago el train, partly washed in a purple and orange overlay. Below that is a headshot of Clarissa Corral on an orange background with text describing the event.

Join us for an honors thesis presentation by UIC Communications student Clarissa Corral exploring how street harassment is racialized and the experiences of seven Latina students who commute to UIC via public transportation.

For this project, Corral conducted semi-structured interviews to learn about these students' definitions, experiences, and responses of street harassment. She argues that street harassment invades students’ mobility and is a constant threat during the commute between home and school. Public spaces like sidewalks, bus stops, and trains become vessels for Latinas to be harassed, or worse, killed. In this presentation, she will discuss her findings and share a call to action on the importance of Latina voices and the safety implications for Latina students on UIC's campus.

CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to


WLRC's Feminisms Lunch Lectures series offers faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars, and activists an opportunity to present their projects, ideas, and works-in-progress on a wide range of topics and engage participants in lively and provocative discussion. For 2021, WLRC is partnering with the Gender and Women’s Studies department to feature UIC graduate students whose current research, creative, or community projects engage feminist movements and scholarship.




Date posted

Nov 23, 2021

Date updated

Nov 23, 2021


Clarissa Corral | Undergraduate Student | UIC Communications

Clarissa Corral is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Chicago majoring in Communication with a minor in Professional Writing. She is a member of the Honors College, and her expected graduation date is Fall 2021. Clarissa has always been passionate about reading and writing; she finds beauty in diverse storytelling. Her aspiration is to become a social media strategist, while still doing editing/copy on the side. In her free time, Clarissa enjoys baking, reading magical fantasy books, and thrifting.