Mar 9

Don Julio Trucks – Cultural Symbols Affirming Personal & Community Identity

March 9, 2016

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Meet visual artist Sam Kirk, curator of the Don Julio “Galería 1942” art project. Sam will share the process of curating this project with 15 Latina/o Chicago artists who were inspired by the iconic Don Julio truck to customize mini trucks in their distinctive styles. They found inspiration in Mexican folklore and cultural symbols such alebrijes and the agave plant, in powerful memories about migration and happy reunions with family and friends, as well as ideals of freedom and equity.

  • Sam Kirk has studios in Chicago and Brooklyn, and explores culture, identity and urban politics through her art. Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, Kirk is the product of a working class family, and has exhibited her artwork across the U.S.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.  

Poster: Don Julio Trucks [PDF]

Video Link HERE

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, and the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program (LARES) ; and student organizations Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 21, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018