Spotlights

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Volunteer Days is Back!

On June 12, the Heritage Garden hosted the first of its Volunteer Days of the year. Volunteers helped with tasks such as starting seeds, planting seedlings, watering, weeding, harvesting, and pruning. Volunteers got their…

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MOSAIC 2018 Celebrates Rosa Cabrera

This past Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 was a night of celebration as the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA) held its 10th Anniversary Gala Benefit, MOSAIC. The event, which took place at the Chicago Cultural Center, focused…

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Indigenous Frames of Understanding

The Latino Cultural Center’s last public program of the Spring 2018 semester took place on April 26. The LCC, in partnership with the Freshwater Lab and Native American Support Program, invited Burton W.…

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Earth Week 2018

The Latino Cultural Center celebrated Earth Week at UIC with various programs throughout the week of April 16. On Thursday April 18, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) community organizers, Nancy Meza and Lilian Molina,…

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26th Annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival

In partnership with the International Latino Cultural Center, the UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center celebrated the 26th UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival. The LCC screened two films, Looking for a Boyfriend… for…

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Countering Stigma Through Storytelling

The Latino Cultural Center and the Disability Cultural Center were in for a real treat on Wednesday, April 4th when Erasing the Distance and the Erasing the Distance Artistic Company came for a…

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Vandalizing Poster

On April 2, 2018, we found one of our Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) posters, that was displayed on the lobby, vandalized by a neo-nazi group called Identity Evropa (IE). This is a group that opposes…

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Masculinity in Language

  On March 20th, 2018, the Reimagining Masculinity Initiative collaborated with the brothers of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity to facilitate a dialogue about masculinity in language. Through a powerful dialogue about incidents in which…

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Movement for Justice in El Barrio

On March, 21, the Latino Cultural Center hosted the Movement for Justice in El Barrio organization from New York City’s East Harlem. Juan Haro led an interactive dialogue on the experience of displacement…

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Claim Your Fate!

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the LCC collaborated with the Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) to host Noche de Poetas: Claim Your Fate! In celebration of *Womxn’s Herstory…