ARTivism: Primary Comics Use your Voting Power!

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join us for an open art studio* with Vicko Alvarez to design your own comic strip in preparation for the Illinois Primary Election 2018. Contribute your creativity to comic templates to be distributed throughout campus and placed in your home and car windows. Get the opportunity to co-create a collaborative comic page and showcase why voting is important. Get informed, take action, and encourage others to vote!

Free admission                 *While supplies last

UIC Voting Information: March 14 – 16, 2018 from 9am-7pm at UIC Student Center East Tower. For other early voting locations, please visit:

This program is part of the UIC Civic Engagement Week and co-sponsored by the UIC Heritage Garden Student Group.

Vicko Alvarez is a chicago based Tejana, visual artist, creator, and illustrator of the ScholaR Comics web series. The comic is based on her childhood as well as the lives of students she’s had the privilege of teaching in Chicago’s southside. The stories touch realities of growing up poor in an immigrant home while also maintaining pride in your community.

Poster: Primary Comics ARTivism [PDF]

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

Contact Info

Name: Jocelyn Munguia
Phone: 13129963095


UIC Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, and the Heritage Garden Student Group

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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