On Liberation: A Conversation with Jennicet Gutiérrez

The LatinX Student Association (LSA) at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration presents Jennicet Gutiérrez as LSA's Annual Speaker. 

Friday, April 15, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM

University of Chicago: School of Social Service Administration - 969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 - View Map

Register. This event is free and open to the public. Registration closes April 10. Food will be provided.

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender Latina activist and organizer from Mexico. She currently resides in Los Angeles. She is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement). She burst onto the national scene when she interrupted President Obama during his White House speech in honor of Pride month, calling attention to the struggles of Trans immigrant women. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color. 

6pm - Dinner served
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Facilitated conversation with Jennicet Gutiérrez 
7:30 - 8 pm - Audience Q&A

Childcare and accommodations are available upon request prior to the event date. Please contact the LSA for more information.

Thank you to our following co-sponsors:
The Elephant, Black Student Association at SSA, Justice Works at SSA, Student Government Association at SSA, Organization for Latin American Students, Immigration Law Society, Graduate Council, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Center for Identity + Inclusion, and more.