Monthly archives: May, 2016

Welcome Heritage Garden Cohort – Hello Summer 2016

Spotlight Image for the Heritage Garden Cohort of Summer 2016
Perfect gardening weather today for our Summer 2016 Interns & Leaders! #UICHeritageGarden

The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Student interns work with faculty, staff, and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. There are currently 8 satellite gardens on the east side of campus. The six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Latino Cultural Center. The internship program is funded by the UIC Sustainability Fee.

A Year at UIC’s Gender & Sexuality Center: 2015-16

The Gender and Sexuality Center had an incredible year! Here are some highlights…

Bow Tie Tuesdays at UIC!

Spotlight for Bow Tie Tuesdays

LCC Student Workers (Left to Right): Jocelyn Munguía, James Esparza, Ian Torres, Lena G. Reynolds, and Alonzo Zamarrón

The Reimagining Masculinities Initiative at UIC uses bow ties as a metaphor for masculinity to unpack what it means to be masculine, and explore how masculinity influences our world. Like tying a bow tie, understanding masculinity can be frustrating and confusing at times… There’s more than one way to tie a bow, and there’s more than one way to be masculine—and sometimes you have to ask for help to figure it out! It’s OK to ask for help, and it’s also OK for any one to wear a bow tie. So, we invite all students, faculty and staff to rock a bow tie every Tuesday and help us expand the limited vision of masculinity. #BowTieTuesdays

This initiative is a collaboration between the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change.

Your Voice Matters: How Can We Support the Arts?

Spotlight Image for On The Table 2016

On May 10th 2016, the Latino Cultural Center presented the closing program of the UIC Peace Project, as we hosted “On the Table 2016,” an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust, to talk about how we can help unite the place we call home to lead change. The dialogue was sparked by a new mural titled “Awakening Hearts, Changing Lives,” which was developed through a collaboration between the LCC, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, and Fearless Undocumented Alliance along with muralist Hector Duarte.

One of the main things that came up in this conversation was how we—as a community—can advocate for the arts to make our homes better. The UIC campus is a “home away from home” for many students, and one of our participants reminded us that “Home is where the art is.”

Congratulations Spring 2016 Graduates!

Spotlight for Spring 2016 Graduates

The LCC staff would like to congratulate graduates, families, and friends! We wish you all the best and hope you continue to engage with the Center and local communities to strive towards positive social change.