There is a saying in Spanish, "con el corazón en mano" (with the heart in hand), which implies that someone is coming to you or welcoming you with honest and peaceful intentions. The Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center at UIC does just that for Latinos and anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Latino communities and promote the value of cultural diversity.
LCC 2012-2013 Annual Report
UIC Heritage Garden
Congratulations to the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) at UIC in receiving the 2013 Chapter Of The Year Award! This recognition comes from one of the strongest Latino professional development organizations nationally.
At the latest Telling Our Stories event: UndocuLove Messages, postcards of love and support from our Migration & Transformation campaign were written to those currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Thank you postcards were also sent to pro-immigration organizations and state representatives, while encouraging inactive representatives to take a positive stand.
Vote With Your Dollar for Social Justice! During our first Civic Cinema of the Spring 2014 semester, students were informed of illegal and inhumane labor practices in the cocoa industry and were encouraged to use their consumer power and support fair trade products. YOU can make a difference by simply purchasing Alta Gracia college apparel at the UIC bookstore—the only apparel factory in the world that pays its workers a living wage!
Migration & Transformation Postcard Campaign is a project of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change that highlights the different migration experiences of people living in the U.S. and how this shapes their identities and sense of belonging in our society. Tell us your story or pick up a postcard at the LCC and share in the Story Box!
Read Christian's story here.
Mural Tours at the LCC Since the Summer of 2013, the LCC has had several high school students and parent groups from CPS participate in our mural tours "El Despertar de las Americas" (The Awakening of the Americas) and engage in dialogue about pressing social and environmental issues affecting our communities.
To request a Mural Tour for the Spring of 2014 please contact Mario Lucero, Assistant Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 14, 2014
WHAT'S GOOD & GROWING? on campus
Join the UIC Heritage Garden Student Group for two amazing and tasty presentations: Healthy Eating with Chef Cordell and Cultivating Student Power: Home Grown Activism.
April 3, 2014
Delinquent Refusals of the New Frontier
Join us for a conversation with Gilberto Rosas as he analyzes a group of youth in Nogales, Sonora Mexico and their vexing practices of substance abuse and criminal violence.