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Written by LCC student educators and interns

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DACA Announcement

On Tuesday, September 5th 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), an executive order by President Obama that provided work authorization and temporary protection from…

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Historias Monarca Zine Release

On Friday May 12, 2017, the Yollocalli arts program hosted their Spring 2017 Exhibition. Yollocalli is a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art that offers free arts and cultural programming to young adults and…

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On the Table 2017: Transwomen of Color and Racial Justice

On May 17th, the Latino Cultural Center took part in a dialogue initiated by the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, organized by the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, as part of…

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Congratulations Graduates of 2017!

LCC student educator James Esparza gives a thumbs-up at his commencement ceremony As the 2016/2017 school year comes to a close, the UIC Latino Cultural Center would like to congratulate all the students…

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Honoring Berta Cáceres' Legacy

On Thursday, April 27th, the LCC—in partnership with LALS—honored the memory of Berta Cáceres with a theatrical performance led by two Honduran activists: Melissa Cardoza, author of 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance, and singer Karla Lara; featured in…

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From Flint: Voices of A Poisoned City

On Wednesday, April 19th, the LCC hosted a screening of the documentary “From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City” as part of our Earth Week celebration. The documentary contained interviews with residents of…

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Time to Get Ready: Civil Rights Photography of Maria Verela

During Maria Varela’s visit to the Latino Cultural Center on April 20, 2017, Varela shared her experiences and photography during the Civil Rights movement. Among some major discussions, Varela pointed out the relevance…


Arab American Cultural Center Opens!

As the first of its kind in the midwest, the Arab American Cultural Center officially opened this semester, joining the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change as the seventh center on campus. The…


Reimagining Masculinites and Sexual Assault

On April 11, 2017, the CCUSC Reimagining Masculinities Initiative held a film screening at the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center. The documentary, Yeah, Maybe, No, follows Black, a young gay man who is coming…