Spotlights

Written by LCC student educators and interns

student in front of the LCC

Students protest Homeland Security presence on campus

On November 15th, 2019, the LCC hosted UIC’s Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) for an art making session in preparation to protest against Homeland Security Investigation recruiting students during UIC’s government career fair. The LCC…

panelists

Thinking About Law School?

On November 5th 2019, the LCC hosted a panel discussion about law school, the law school experience, and professional options. The panelists were the director of the Center for International Law at the…

students and herbs

Third Annual Harvest Fest

On October 15th, 2019 the LCC hosted the Heritage Garden’s third annual Harvest Fest. This year’s Harvest Fest was themed “Nurture the Soil, Nurture the Soul”.  The festival offered cultural information intertwined within…

HG interns

Heritage Garden receives CEGA award

On Saturday, October 12th, 2019 the UIC Heritage Garden received an award from the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) team. The award ceremony was held in the Austin Town Hall building in…

speaker Katherine Pérez

Unpacking Immigration & Disability Justice

On October 10th, 2019, the LCC hosted its first Zona Abierta of the semester.  Unpacking Immigration & Disability Justice featured speaker Katherine Pérez, Director of the Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and…

Crystal at the African American Cultural Center

Black Mexicans

On October 3rd, 2019 the LCC hosted a screening of La Negrada as part of their Civic Cinema series. The fictional film is identified as the first to shine light on the Afro-Mexican…

tote bag reads: Keep Families Together, Abolish ICE

Mobile Street Art Cart at UIC

On September 24th 2019, the Latino Cultural Center hosted Mobile Street Art Cart as part of their ARTivism series.  This open art studio featured artist William Estrada and students from Art 201: Democratic…

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ARTivism: Make Art for Climate Action!

On September 18th, 2019 the LCC and the Sunrise Movement Chicago hosted an ARTivism in preparation for the Chicago Youth Climate Strike. Students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members created environmental-justice themed posters…