Spotlights

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Primary Comics

  On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) partnered with the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement and the Heritage Garden Student Group for an open art studio to create…

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A People's Tour: Architecture & Activism at UIC

On February 13, the LCC partnered with Gallery 400 to take visitors on a tour of UIC’s east campus exploring the history of architecture and activism. The group started at Gallery 400 so…

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Valentines for Democracy

Latino Cultural Center (LCC) and the UIC Heritage Student Garden Group held a creative workshop to celebrate Valentines’ Day on February 14 and to continue the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)/TPS (Temporary…

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Consent and Community

Tons of talent was on stage this past Thursday, February 8th when dozens of students came together for this semester’s third Noche de Poetas. The theme of this month’s poetry night was “Consent…

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Baby Jails

On Wednesday February 7, the LCC hosted UIC alumna Virginia Martinez to discuss her experiences volunteering with the CARA Pro Bono Project at a family detention center in Dilly, Texas. She told stories of mothers and children…

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Chocolate Night at Collecting Nature Exhibit

On Friday January 26th, the LCC collaborated with the OPEN Center for their Arts and the Field Museum in a community-based pop-up exhibition event. Artifacts such as taxidermied animals, plant specimens, and artistic pieces were brought from…

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Defund Hate

The Latino Cultural Center had a full house this past Wednesday, November 29th, when Gabriela Marquez-Benitez and Barbara Suarez Galeano, organizers with the Detention Watch Network, led a presentation and discussion on dismantling the…

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Theatre of the Oppressed

We had a fun and insightful night on November 16th, when Teresa Veramendi came to the LCC to lead a workshop using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Veramendi shared improvisational theater tactics to help us understand and…

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Dia de los Muertos 2017: Ceremony & Exhibition

  As part of a celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the UIC Latino Cultural Center hosted a series of interactive events both on and off campus. After setting up an altar of ofrendas (offerings) at the…

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Dia de los Muertos 2017: Berta Cáceres Ofrenda

  On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, the UIC Latino Cultural Center partnered with the National Museum of Mexican Art to showcase an ofrendaaltar installation at the NMMA’s Dia de los Muertos: After Dark event. Theofrenda honored Berta Cáceres, a Honduran…