ARTivism

The LCC supports creative practices to advance social and environmental justice. From student creatives to community artists, these art projects bring diverse people together to advance greater understanding of local issues and solutions they are using to improve community life.

Take Action!

Support DACA & TPS – Stop by the LCC to pick up a postcard, or print one here. Send your message off to federal representatives to show your support for immigrant communities.

FUA scholarship – Donate here to support UIC students.

Chicago for Mexico & Puerto Rico Relief Fund – Donate to help disaster relief efforts, organized by Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.

Upcoming Programs

Past Programs

  • Student Body - Antonio Martorell, Spring 2012

  • Outdoor Mural - Hector Duarte, Spring 2016

  • Ayotzinapa Art Installation - Piloto, Spring 2016

  • Image of painted urns in garden

    Social & Environmental Pollinators - 10 artists, Fall 2016

  • Art of Alebrijes - Carlos Orozco, Spring 2017

  • Image of Student Art

    Student Art Submissions, Spring 2017

  • Art of Political Cartoons - Eric J. Garcia, Fall 2017

  • Stolen Lives - Esperanza Gama, Fall 2017

  • Theatre of the Oppressed: Unpacking the Immigrant Journey - Teresa Veramendi, Fall 2017

  • Drawing of a fish looking at a toxic chef's menu, with a slogan for Environmental Justice below

    Primary Cartoons: Use Your Voting Power! - Vicko Alvarez, March 7, 2018

  • painting of the top of someone's head from the eyes up in blue and orange. There's a red bandana on the left side of their head and a green circle overhead

    Environmental Justice for Puerto Rico - Richard Santiago, Spring 2017