Student Art Submissions, Spring 2017
In the Spring of 2017, this ARTivism project was initiated by students and the UIC Latino Cultural Center to support creative practices that can catalyze change to advance social and environmental justice. The LCC invited all creatives from the UIC campus and neighboring communities to participate by submitting their original activist work* related to one of the “Calls to Action” topics listed below.
At 7 am on March 16th, the new Trump Administration released their budget proposal to fund the federal government for the coming fiscal year (FY2018). The Trump proposal includes massive budget cuts (more than $54 billion in cuts to domestic programs in one year alone). The proposal includes the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for National and Community Services (Americorps), among other federal agencies.