Spotlights

Responding to Environmental Injustice

On September 12th, 2019, the LCC hosted the first Noche De Poetas of the semester in collaboration with Mexican Students de Aztlán (MESA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Students for Justice in…

students reading LCC archive files

Taste of CCUSC

The Latino Cultural Center’s (LCC) Fall Open House took place on September 4, 2019 as part of the Taste of CCUSC (or Taste of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change). The…

Puerto Rico at its Cross Roads

On Friday, August 30 th , 2019, the Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS), in collaboration with additional UIC departments and community organizations (see below), hosted Puerto Rico at Its Crossroads: María, Oversight…

The Tree of Remembrance with plaques dedicated to those whose lives were taken

The Tree of Remembrance

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) and the UIC Heritage Garden dedicated the “Tree of Remembrance” to honor the victims whose lives of those killed recent acts of mass…

Heritage Garden tree with flowers in commemoration

Solidarity Vigil for Muslim Communities

The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change are deeply saddened by the terrorist attack on Muslims in New Zealand. The worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch…

Flor Azteca members and Lily Be

Celebrating womxn as storytellers

As part of UIC’s Women’s History Month Celebration, on March 7th, 2019, the UIC Latino Cultural Center hosted an ARTivism: The Kitchen Table. The day was led by actor, storyteller, and producer of The…

Erika Guevara-Rosas

People on the Move

Zona Abierta: People on the Move was presented in collaboration with the Arab American Cultural Center. Erika Guevara-Rosas led the presentation and discussion while focusing on Immigration issues and International Human Rights violations.…

cast members sitting

Pipeline

In collaboration with Victory Gardens Theater, the Latino Cultural Center hosted Pipeline as part of the Zona Abierta series on February 19, 2019. As one of the plays at Victory Gardens Theater, Pipeline…

People writing letters to themselves

ARTivism: Valentines for Democracy

On February 14th, the Latino Cultural Center hosted their first Artivism public program Valentines for Democracy which was also part of the Black History Month celebration at UIC. This creative writing workshop was…

group photo

A Bold Peace

As the first installment of the semester’s Civic Cinema series, the Latino Cultural center hosted a screened A Bold Peace on February 12, 2019. A Bold Peace highlighted the lack of military force…