Spotlights

Know Your Rights 2

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, hosted their second Know Your Rights program of the semester, a panel conversation with a diverse group of speakers, this time on west campus. Those…

Aztec Calendars Under A New Sun

In 1999, Pilsen set 20 bronze medallions in a 5-block stretch of sidewalk. The medallions are replicas of the monumental Aztec sculpture known as the Calendar Stone or Piedra del Sol, but how much…

"The Environment Isn't Just the Things, It's the People"

As a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, the LCC has been working with museums, historic sites, and cultural centers around the world to share resources in connecting heritage to…

Joint Statement in Rebuke of...

This week the UIC campus has been reeling from the discovery of a series of posters left in the UIC library and other spaces. In response, several units on campus, including the LCC,…

MESA's Escucha Mi Grito Conference 2017

In an annual tradition, UIC student organization Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA) hosted a conference titled “Escucha Mi Grito” on Friday, March 17th. The closing of this year’s conference was a reception held…

Black Snake Warriors

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Tim Arroyo, who documented the continuing struggle of the Water Protectors in North Dakota, joined us at the Latino Cultural Center to talk about his experience on the front…

Know Your Rights 1

On February 21, 2017, the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change hosted their first of two moderated Know Your Rights Workshops, where more than 100 students, staff and faculty came to learn…

Valentines for Democracy

In the continuing spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Latino Cultural Center hosted a Telling our Storiesworkshop on February 15th. This workshop welcomed members of UIC’s community to get creative and express themselves through the…

Keep It 100

Yoga was reimagined on campus as Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC)’sReimagining Masculinities Initiative (RMI) hosted “Trap Yoga”. A yoga session, instructed by Mila Kellen “Kels” Marshall, designed to blended yoga with the uses…

Self Care & Love

On Thursday February 19, The Latino Cultural Center held their first Noche de Poetas of the Spring 2017 semester. Our featured poet was Keren Diaz de Leon, a Queer Xicana poet from Chicago’s…