Spotlights

Heritage Garden and Storytelling Performance

The UIC Heritage Garden summer cohort of 2014 hosted a Meet’n Greet gathering where they performed stories that they collected from family and friends about environmentally-friendly traditions and practices. Their stories highlighted diverse ways that…

Transforming Waste Material into Art

This summer, the UIC Heritage Garden interns created bird sculptures out of waste plastic materials and tree branches for a “Birds of Migration” exhibit with local artist Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz. The project…

What Grows in UIC's Heritage Garden

The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project where students work with faculty, staff and community members to connect horticulture with sustainability, diversity and social justice. Check out the UIC news article here!

Welcome Summer 2014 Interns!

We are happy to welcome the new Summer 2014 Interns to the UIC Heritage Garden Program! Meet the new interns!

Dream Nine: Lulú in Detention

Maria Hinojosa interviews Lulú Martínez, one of the Dream Nine undocumented activists voluntarily detained after re-entering the US from Mexico in 2013. The young Chicana activist talks about her two weeks in a detention…

Dad to Daughter

StoryCorps Chicago: Immigrant father describes migrating from Guatemala to the United States.

Fashion Revolution Victory at UIC!

After over 7+ months of organizing, the UIC Students Against Sweatshops – Local 15 have finally managed to get the university to cut its apparel contracts with JanSport / VF Corporation and a…

Sustainability Across the Globe

This year’s Higher Education Sustainability Review highlights the achievements of more than 60 institutions across the globe. You’ll find inspiring examples of regional and global partnerships for sustainability, student-led fossil fuel divestment campaigns,…

National Coming Out of the Shadows

UIC students & alumni joined community organizers at the National Coming Out of the Shadows event at Besenville, DuPage County, IL. Many gathered to support individuals in deportation proceedings and affected family members. Experiences…