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Written by LCC student educators and interns

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Zona Abierta: Erase the Gang Database

On October 16th, 2018  three guests speakers were invited to the Latino Cultural Center as part of our ongoing Zona Abierta series to talk about the growing issues relating to the Chicago Police…

Oscar Chacón - Executive Director of Alianza Americas

Keeping Families Together

On Thursday October 4, 2018, Oscar Chacon from Alianza Americas gave a presentation at the Latino Cultural Center for Zona Abierta: Keeping Families Together. The program was co-sponsored by the student organizations Feminist…

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Noche de Poetas – Migrant Families

Text above states:  “Family is those who want to keep this country great. Build the wall. Deport illegals. Arrest rapists and murderers. White lives matter. We will not give in easily. Be prepared to…

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Heritage Garden Volunteer Day

On Wednesday, September 19th, the UIC Heritage Garden hosted their first Volunteer Day for the Fall 2018 semester. Participants, including UIC students, alumni, and community members, met up at the Latino Cultural Center,…

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Affiliated Student Organizations’ Open House

The Latino Cultural Center kicked off the fall semester with our Affiliated Student Organizations’ Open House on Thursday, Sept. 13. Students from greek life, volunteer groups, and other associated organizations participated in this…

Julia M. Nazario, PRCC performers, and UIC staff and students in photo

Mayor of Loiza Puerto Rico visits UIC

On August 31, 2018, the Union for Puerto Rican Students and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program invited Julia M. Nazario to visit UIC. As the mayor of Loiza, Puerto Rico, Nazario…

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LCC Fall Open House 2018

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 the LCC hosted its annual Fall Open House. Our gallery showcased the various opportunities available to students and UIC community. To explore some of these resources and mural…

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Toxic Tour with LVEJO

On August 15th, 2018 the Heritage Garden went on a Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) Toxic Tour in Little Village. The tour for the interns was presented by Karen Canales, the Environmental…

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Social Pollinators - Bottle Art Installation

On Monday August 6th 2018, Sarita Hernández, a Chicago-based artist,  artistically guided the Heritage Garden for their Social Pollinator Bottle Art Installation at the Latino Cultural Center. Social Pollinators are people who are…

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Dr. Cabrera-Trimiño Visits the LCC and Heritage Garden

On August 2nd the UIC Heritage Garden welcomed Dr. Gilberto Javier Cabrera-Trimiño to the UIC campus for a tour of the satellite sites. Beginning with the Monarch Garden, the interns facilitated teachings of the garden’s…