Monthly archives: September, 2015

Get out the Vote!

National Voter Registration Day poster

“Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.” ― Naomi Klein

We registered over 70 students on National Voter Registration Day! If you missed us, go ahead and register online here.

Monarch takes flight

Monarch butterfly in hand

Following our screening of “No Le Digas a Nadie” the UIC Heritage Gardeners released one of the monarch butterflies that had hatched the night before. The butterfly habitat is located in front of our Center, come visit and check it out for yourself! Monarch butterflies are not only beautiful creatures but vital pollinators of our food.

Civic Cinema & ACCESS Bill

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On Thursday, September 10 we partnered with the Latin American and Latino Studies Program to host a our first Civic Cinema program of the fall with the screening of No Le Digas a Nadie/Don’t Tell Anyone. We learned about the realities and hardships faced by undocumented students. Following the screening we had discussion with Angy and learned more about the organizing around immigration reform and how undocumented students can benefit from the ACCESS bill. Interested in getting involved on campus? Check out the FUA page.

UIC Peace Project Kick-Off!


“Peace means ALL people can live without FEAR without APOLOGY of who they are.”

On the third week back to school we collaborated with all the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change to launch our Peace Project. We invited the UIC community to join us in illustrating a chalk mural that was led by Jeff Maldonado Sr, co-creator of the JDEF Peace Project. We also asked individuals to share “What does peace look like to you and your community?” and captured their responses here.

Read the article by UIC News!