45th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring 45 years of art, culture,  and social change! Logo on the left has 45th in white ontop of the heart mural in multi colors. Around it is the center name and anniversary on the bottom.

LCC 45th Anniversary Photos

UIC Students, Staff, and Community members participating at the LCC's 45th anniversary. On the top left, a student holds their custom screen printed tote bag with the LCC logo. Top middle photo is a line of students waiting to get their tote bag. On the top right a student is screen printing their own tote bag. in the bottom left, students look over the LCC archive. Middle bottom, LCC staff and student worker hold up a paleta. On the bottom right, postcards with words of embrace hang on a string.

During the anniversary celebration, we screenprinted a 45th anniversary logo (created by Alonzo Zamarron) onto tote bags with the help of William Estrada, faculty member of the Department of Art and Art History. We also handed out refreshing paletas from a local Pilsen vendor and our gallery was transformed into a space to view our past archives. This allowed attendees to see what the LCC has created and engaged with in the past and to see what upcoming programs they can participate in.

Anniversary Wishes for LCC

Those who attended our 45th Anniversary Celebration were able to write a ‘birthday message’ to the UIC Latino Cultural Center by engaging with the prompt, “To commemorate 45 years, please share a memory, words of encouragement, and/or anniversary wishes for the LCC.” You can view some of the responses submitted in the slideshow above.