Earth Week: ARTivism: Environmental Justice for Puerto Rico

Date(s) - Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Puerto Rican flag painted in brushstroke over hurricane destruction photos

Join us for an open art studio with Richard Santiago to create art in support of Puerto Rico’s efforts as they reimagine, recover, and rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Santiago is concerned with the existence of humankind in a world increasingly disconnected to the natural environment. Let’s delve in discourse, learn of action steps, and contribute your creativity to a collective art piece!

Richard Santiago is a renowned Puerto Rican painter and university professor at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico (School of Visual Arts and Design of Puerto Rico). Santiago has worked in a myriad of mediums seeking different forms of expressions such as film, music, sculpture, graphic arts, and design, among others. Santiago received a BA in Fine Arts from Marist College in New York and a MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore under the tutelage of Grace Hartigan. Santiago is currently a Resident Artist at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago.

Free admission

*While supplies last

Poster: Puerto Rico EJ Artivism [PDF]

This program is part of the LCC’s Earth Week celebration and in support of the 24th Annual Pa’Lante Conference by student organization Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).


Also, be sure to check out our other Earth week events:

4/18/2018, 3-4:30pm – Zona Abierta: From Coal to Diesel in Little Village

4/19/2018, 3-4:30pm – Civic Cinema: Marathon for Justice

Contact Info

Name: Jocelyn Munguia
Phone: 13129963095


UIC Freshwater Lab, Native American Support Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Office of Sustainability, Richard J. Daley Library, Social Justice Initiative, and student organization: Heritage Garden Student Group, Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative, and the Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER).

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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