Do you or someone you know have diabetes? This disease is on the rise in the Latina community and we wanted to provide a platform to spotlight this issue. When the arts and diabetes awareness collide you get something fabulous! Join us for a lively presentation and conversation with diabetes activist Christina Elizabeth Rodriguez. We encourage you to bring any diabetes themed stories, poems, essays and share your story during the open mic or simply come to connect and learn from Christina’s inspiring story of how she combats diabetes.
Proyecto Latino Reading Series – Free
Monday, February 20, 7PM to 9PM
1950 West 21st Street – Storefront
Chicago, IL 60608
CTA: Damen Pink Line Stop / #50 Damen Bus
Arrive early to sign up for the open mic and remember the Chisme Box is ready to be fed
Christina Elizabeth Rodriguez is the editorial director at Extra Bilingual Newspaper and has been living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 20 years of her life. Developing a need to educate her peers and those around her about the long-lasting and lethal effects of unhealthy living especially within the Latino community, Christina started blogging for ChicagoNOW on her blog titled Check Yo’ Self, which delves into the complications, nutritional insight, stresses and successes of living with diabetes. In addition, she is also the Communications and Social Media committee chair for the American Diabetes Association Young Professional’s Board. Christina has been a featured guest on Poco A Poco radio as a diabetes activist, is a monthly guest blogger for Latinos in Social Media’s Salud Saturdays and also talks to high school health classes when asked. To get more of her musings and diabetes insights, follow her on Twitter at @kiki416 and @kikisbetes.