Spotlights

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Winter Clothing Drive

Winter Clothing Drive for El Rescate When: Now until – Friday, December 14th Donation drop-off sites: (GSC) 181 BSB & (LCC) Lecture Center B2 Tis’ the season to give back! The Gender and Sexuality…

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Crafting creative responses to hate speech

On November 13th, 2018 the LCC hosted Theatre of the Oppressed: crafting creative responses to hate speech as part of their ongoing Artivism public program series. Teresa Veramendi, co-founder of Theater of the…

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Día(s) de los Muertos

The Dia de los Muertos week long celebration consisted of different public programs hosted by the UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center. Student organizations co-sponsored the multiple programs and included the Union…

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ARTivism: From Graffiti to the Polls

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Latino Cultural Center partnered with Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to encourage people to vote in the Illinois Midterm Elections 2018. Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes and Delilah Salgado,…

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Zona Abierta: Erase the Gang Database

On October 16th, 2018  three guests speakers were invited to the Latino Cultural Center as part of our ongoing Zona Abierta series to talk about the growing issues relating to the Chicago Police…

Oscar Chacón - Executive Director of Alianza Americas

Keeping Families Together

On Thursday October 4, 2018, Oscar Chacon from Alianza Americas gave a presentation at the Latino Cultural Center for Zona Abierta: Keeping Families Together. The program was co-sponsored by the student organizations Feminist…

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Noche de Poetas – Migrant Families

Text above states:  “Family is those who want to keep this country great. Build the wall. Deport illegals. Arrest rapists and murderers. White lives matter. We will not give in easily. Be prepared to…

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Heritage Garden Volunteer Day

On Wednesday, September 19th, the UIC Heritage Garden hosted their first Volunteer Day for the Fall 2018 semester. Participants, including UIC students, alumni, and community members, met up at the Latino Cultural Center,…

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Affiliated Student Organizations’ Open House

The Latino Cultural Center kicked off the fall semester with our Affiliated Student Organizations’ Open House on Thursday, Sept. 13. Students from greek life, volunteer groups, and other associated organizations participated in this…

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Mayor of Loiza Puerto Rico visits UIC

On August 31, 2018, the Union for Puerto Rican Students and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program invited Julia M. Nazario to visit UIC. As the mayor of Loiza, Puerto Rico, Nazario…