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Written by LCC student educators and interns

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Dia de los Muertos 2017: Berta Cáceres Ofrenda

  On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, the UIC Latino Cultural Center partnered with the National Museum of Mexican Art to showcase an ofrendaaltar installation at the NMMA’s Dia de los Muertos: After Dark event. Theofrenda honored Berta Cáceres, a Honduran…

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Artistic Intercambio

  On October 26th, members of The National Museum of Mexican Art artist residency exchange program were invited to the Latino Cultural Center to participate in an open dialogue. The panel consisted of artists as…

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Chicago Ideas Week Immigration Dialogue

On October 18, 2017, the Latino Cultural Center hosted an event for Chicago Ideas Week 2017.  Chicago Ideas coordinates the largest ideas festival bringing global individuals together to participate in various talks, conversations…

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Heritage Garden Harvest Fest 2017

  Last Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the UIC Heritage Garden hosted their very first Harvest Fest entitled “The Seeds of Social Change”. At the event, the UIC community was invited to learn about…

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Artivism: Stolen Lives

  During the ARTivism: Stolen Lives event on October 5th, people were invited to paint, draw, and sew onmultiple portraits, created by Esperanza Gama, which celebrate and honor the lives and bravery of women who have…

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Border of Dreams Photography

On September 21st, Nick Oza presented his photography at the LCC, in partnership with the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, highlighting stories along the US-Mexico border. His photographs are also on display at the…

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Artivism! Printmaking

  On September 28, 2017, Eric J. Garcia visited the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a printmaking workshop as part of the center’s Artivism program series. Garcia, an artist and political cartoonist, instructed members of the UIC…

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Students Speak Out Against Hate

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Social Justice Initiative, in collaboration with UIC’s Centers​ for Cultural​ Understanding and Social Change, hosted a lunch discussion at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum called “Students Speak Out Against Hate.”…

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L@S Ganas Dialogues Begin!

On September 6th and 13th, the Latino Cultural Center hosted their first two dialogues with the students from the L@s GANAS Research cohort class. L@s GANAS stands for Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for…

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Mural Updates 2017

On Tuesday, August 29th, Hector Duarte, artist of El Despertar de Las Americas, returned to the UIC Latino Cultural Center to add another honorable face to the mural. Berta Cáceres was a Honduran environmental and…