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Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month 2020 with the Women's Leadership and Resource Center!

Staceyann Chin from the neck up, looking into the camera. The whole image is washed in magenta.


Crossfire: A Litany for Survival with Staceyann Chin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:00 – 8:00pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.

Join us 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 artivist Glenance Green.

** This event will also be livestreamed on WLRC’s Facebook page: **

Lunch with Staceyann Chin
Thursday, March 12, 2020
11:30am – 1:00pm
Women’s Leadership and Resource Center
1101 W. Taylor St., Suite 310

Join us for an intimate lunch conversation with Staceyann Chin, centering queer women of color. Lunch will be provided!


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.

Hosted by the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, 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.

For additional Women’s History Month events hosted by the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, please visit our Events page.