Spotlights

Explore Chiapas!

January 1, 1994 – The arrival of the Zapatistas, and the takeover of the municipal hall in San Cristobal de las Casas. On November 10th, the Latino Cultural center hosted a discussion about…

Politics of the Heart

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) and the UIC Heritage Gardenhosted the second Tea Talks of the semester, titled Politics of the Heart. The Tea Talks series was developed as a way of exploring…

Beyond the Intersections of Machismo

On Wednesday, October 25, 2016, Aída Hurtado, the nationally renowned author and professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, visited the LCC to discuss her new book, Beyond Machismo. Her book examines young, educated Latino…

Water Protection and Indigenous Rights with Frank Ettawageshik

The UIC Freshwater Lab hosted indigenous leader Frank Ettawageshik at the LCC on October 18th, 2016, who spoke about water issues facing the midwest Great Lakes region and the world. Mr. Ettawageshik showed the audience this image, to…

A New Way to Look at Libraries & Books

Ever wonder how libraries and books can be used as art? Students who attended the Latino Cultural Center’s public program, Visual Poetry: Transforming Literature into Sculpture & Visual Art, were exposed toimages, sculptures, and…

The Hunting Ground

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the LCC teamed up with the Women’s Leadership Resource Center (WLRC) and the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) to present The Hunting Ground as part of the LCC’s Civic Cinema programming series. This documentary is a…

Reimagining Masculinities for Safer Campus

On September 27, 2016, the UIC Latino Cultural Center kicked off the third year of  Reimagining Masculinities with a Bow Tie Making Workshop where participants customized handmade bow ties with stained fabric markers. The bow…

UIC Open House 2016

James Esparza, LCC Student Educator, leading a tour. Open House 2016 was an all-access pass to University of Illinois at Chicago for prospective students interested in exposing themselves to the UIC experience, and…