Date & Time
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL, 60607-4400
Free and open to the public!
JAVIER SICILIA, a renowned author and poet, visits Chicago sharing his trajectory from writing poetry to leading a national Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico. Shorty, after his son's death last March - victim of the drug war violence in Mexico, Sicilia stated "Poetry doesn't exist in me anymore." His poetry is silenced but not his will to say we are "Hasta la Madre! We've had it!." This movement has given voice to the 50,000 victims of the continuing drug war in Mexico.
UIC welcomes Javier Sicilia—Chicago welcomes Javier Sicilia.
UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program; the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; the Liberal Arts College; the Vice Provost of Programs and Planning; the Latino Cultural Center; Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos; LARES; Global Exchange and the Illinois Institute for Humanities, Contratiempo/Poesia en Abril and UIC Campus Housing.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.