Monthly archives: March, 2016

A New Tradition is Born at UIC

Spotlight for Week 8 - Spring 2016

The UIC Heritage Gardeners tapped their first maple tree with the Chi-Nations Youth Council! Created in 2012, this group of youth and adults provide an open environment for Native Youth, to become aware of their cultural identity through art, activism and education. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from this amazing tradition and to embrace the spirit of being respectful to the land. This season they have tapped maple trees in areas such as Lincoln Square, Albany Park, Rogers Park and Pilsen. We’re committed to our trees and excited to continue the tradition here at UIC. #‎AncestralJustice‬ ‪#‎UrbanNatives‬ ‪#‎IndigenousChicago‬


Awakening Hearts, Changing Lives

Spotlight Image for Week 8 - Spring 2016

UIC students Mariah Moreno and James “Cantinflas” Esparza.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in our first Artist in Residence open studio public program, and special thanks to Maestro Hector Duarte for making the art process an inclusive experience for all. The mural will be displayed on the north wall of Lecture Center B in support of the Student ACCESS Bill between April and May 2016.

The mural, part of an event titled “Mobilizing with Art for Social Transformation,” was spearheaded by the Fearless Undocumented Alliance, a student organization on campus, along with the LCC and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. The event was part of the UIC Peace Project, an initiative of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change that strives to create dialogue and shift language and actions to put peacemaking into practice.