February Proyecto Latina Reading Series

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

@Cobalt Studio

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.

Special thanks to Adriana Baltazar, Creative Director of Cobalt Studio and our venue sponsor:


2 Responses to “February Proyecto Latina Reading Series”

  1. Janeida says:


    Im a Puerto Rican women who lives in Humboldt park and was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I also work at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center and would be more that happy to provide information about our very FREE Diabetes education and prevention services (Includes free diabetes, nutrition educaton, group exercise classes and healthy cooking lessons. My work email is janeidar@prcc-chgo.org if youre interested.

  2. Janeida says:

    Also this event sounds wonderful!

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