Spotlights

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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…

picture collage of art making

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…

featured poet Ayoko Djisseglo on stage

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 Rican municipalities: Julia Nazario of Loiza, Eduardo Cintrón of Guayama, and Josian Santiago of Comerío

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…