Category: Special Announcements

Congratulations graduates of 2017!

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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 who have completed their studies, and look forward to exciting new adventures to come. From our LCC student workers (Sarita, Jocelyn, James, Alonzo) to the many students we collaborate with and engage with across campus, we appreciate the contributions you’ve made to this community, and can’t wait to see all the great things you’ll do from here. Come back to visit us!

Watch the graduation ceremonies here

Sharing Community Resources

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Ever wanted a handy list of resources? Look no more!

The Latino Cultural Center has worked diligently to compile a list of culturally relevant places and initiatives of community resources for the public:

If there are other sources that should be listed and you want them in this list, please email Jocelyn Munguia –

“We are Earth and Earth with Fire makes Stone: Ayotzinapa lives, the struggle continues!!”

In memory of Ayotzinapa (almost two years later), artist and sculptor Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz created the following art installation—installed by the north wall of Lecture Center B for the LCC’s 40th anniversary celebration on September 14 & 15, 2016:

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“The parents and the community continue to hope for the return of the 43 students because, in the absence of authoritative proof to the contrary, they remain alive. In response to the Mexican State’s crime, I decided to create a representation of the 43 students in clay. We are all part of this Earth, and when you set fire to Earth it becomes rock. Now it is for the Mexican State to carry this great weight…The students remind us that we are all responsible—in some way—for what happens around us. We are all connected in one way or another, because we are part of the Earth, the universe, everything.” – Piloto

Honoring 40 Years of Art, Culture, and Social change!

Celebrating 40 Years (1976-2016) – Check out the official poster or read more about the 40th anniversary celebration at UIC News! #lcc40

Take flight this summer!

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Top Photos: LCC staff and UIC students practicing yoga with Sylvia González at the Gallery.

According to a new study, “A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills…” – See more at: “Yoga May Be Good for the Brain.” Last month we hosted Sylvia González for finals week at UIC to help students focus and de-stress. Now, one of our yoga partners and previously a Program Coordinator at the LCC, Paula Bui, is launching the first-ever Chicago Acroyoga Festival on June 5, 2016—use promo code “LCC” for 25% off!