Claiming our Bodies with Access Living

Posted on March 18

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Claiming Our Bodies: Recreating our Community an International Women’s Day Event
Friday March 21, 2014
Access Living
Henry Chandler Gallery
115 West Chicago Ave (60654)

2:30pm: Reception: light refreshments, music, & mingling
3-5pm: Program
Keynote Speaker:
Robin is a nationally recognized disability self-advocate and a sexologist. She would like to ensure that Americans with disabilities have the freedom to live self-determined lives, of their own choosing. Robin is coming all the way from Atlanta, GA to bring her warmth, humor, and knowledge to Chicago!

Performances by:
Tekki Lomnicki will be performing her amazing "Clothing Optional" piece!! Tekki who has performed at Access Living in the past will be coming back for IWD 2014. Tekki is a solo performer, playwright, director and educator. She has devoted her craft to finding ways to incorporate her abilities and those of others to perform compelling stories.
We will also have a few awesome performances from local artists!

At the IWD event attendees will create a statement about their body by writing with words and/or drawings—on fabric strips. During the break, people can go up to the center piece and tie/connect their strip to other participants’. At the end, this will be a collective art piece!

Contact: Fulani Thrasher (, 312-833-2381.

This information was provided by Access Living News and Events,