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Noche de Poetas: Disability Poetics 2.0 – My Side of the Story

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Noche de Poetas
Disability Poetics 2.0 – My Side of the Story

Join Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Equality and Human Rights (SAFEHR), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for the last Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) of the fall semester with a special collaboration with the Disability Resource Center.


Don’t miss out on the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month’s theme, “Reclaiming Personal Narratives ”

Leading the night will be our featured poets: Stephanie Hernandez and Mariel Rancel.

How do we give people with disabilities voice in their own lives?
How does your life challenge the stereotypes about your identities?

Stephanie Alma Hernandez is a Presidential Award Program Scholar at UIC and a student with a disability raised in the Southside of Chicago. She is a Junior majoring in Psychology with minors in Law and Disability and Human Development. Stephanie is currently a Student Educator at the UIC Disability Resource Center, where she educates others on disability culture through meetings with students and the creation of cultural events. Through her poetry, Stephanie hopes to expand perspectives on the intricate forms and shapes of the disabled Latina experience.

Mariel Rancel is a senior at UIC majoring in Biology with minors in Nutrition and Disability and Human Development. In the summer of 2017 she studied global food security, nutrition, and sustainable development in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a dedicated chemistry tutor and hopes to become a science teacher and researcher in the future. As a disabled Puerto Rican woman, she plans to write science curriculum sensitive to diverse students, especially those with disabilities.

When: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B

FREE refreshments and admission

This noche is also an extension of the Disability Resource Center’s Disability Poetic series.

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program.
ASL interpreters, CART services, and personal assistants will be provided the day of this event. For accommodations, please contact the number above or Lily Diego at


November 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


UIC Disability Resource Center


UIC Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2, 803 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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