CCUSC Programs

Here are some events hosted by our partners within the CCUSC office.

"Zona Abierta - Artistic Justice: Redefining Community Space"

Wednesday, March 4
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

How does one of the largest single-site jails in the U.S. affect the identity of a community?
FREE refreshments and admission

This program is co-sponsored by student organizations Alpha Psi Lambda, Delta Xi Phi, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).



For more info, please call 312-996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu
If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least one week before the program.
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"Archival Impulse" Exhibition Opening"

Wednesday March 4
4:00pm-6:30pm
GSC Gallery (BSB 183)

The Archival Impulse is the power of the artist to bring gender and sexuality out of the past and into the present. This is an exhibition of UIC artists exploring 20 years of queer history.

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"African American Cultural Center Brown Bag"

Thursday, March 5
12:00pm-1:30pm
Addams Hall, Room 207

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"The Sustainability of Chocolate"

Thursday March 5
3:30pm-5:00pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

"Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals" is a series presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Join us for a conversation with arts journalist Ruth Lopez who will share her recent visit to cacao plantations in Mexico and discuss the future of the embattled cacao tree.

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"Madhumalati: An Indian Sufi Romance"

Friday, March 6
6:00pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
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Saturday, March 7
5:00pm
UIC Theatre Building

“Madhumalati” is an adaptation in classical Indian dance of an Indian Sufi romance poem of the same name, composed by the Sufi sheikh Mir Sayyid Manjhan Rajgiri in Awadhi, a Eastern dialect of Hindi, in 1545.

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"AARCC Lunchbox!"

Screening of "Making Noise in Silence" Documentary
Tuesday, March 10
12:30pm-1:45pm
Addams Hall, 2nd Floor

Two Korean-born students who attend the California School for the Deaf and explores how they navigate adolescence within the intersection of Deaf and Korean culture.

Closed Captioned. ASL interpretation, captioning, and audio description services will be provided. For any other accommodation request, please contact AARCC at aarcc@uic.edu.

Lunch will be served, on first-come, first-served basis! No RSVPs are required or taken.

Directed by Mina T. Son

Trailer and info about the Documentary:

https://www.newday.com/film/making-noise-silence

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"Choco-Stories Workshop: Contribute to a community-curated exhibit"

Wednesday, March 11
3:00pm-5:00pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

"Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals" is a series presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Inspired by the success of our chocolate series, the UIC Latino Cultural Center is creating an exhibit at the UIC Daley Library opening on April 2015. Did you come home from a long day of sledding and drink hot cocoa from a particular mug? Does your abuelita serve her famous mole with a particular spoon? Objects like these tell precious stories, and we want to include YOUR stories and artifacts through the library display, and the dynamic digital online exhibit coming soon. We invite you to bring in an object or photo, tell us your story, and you could be included in this exhibit!

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"Queer activism Everyday: Mindfulness & Empowerment"

Wednesday, March 11
5:00pm-7:00pm
SSB 2790

In this session, we will share dozens of everyday, empowering actions to support and affirm trans* and queer lives and experiences.
If you have any questions or require specific accommodations,
Please contact Theresa Christenson-Caballero tchris1@uic.edu or (312)355-2137

DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED
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"Sistah Sinema"

Saturday, March 14
2:00pm
Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria Street

Sistah Sinema - Chicago is back with the award winning documentary, Lucky. The true story of Lucky Torres. Lucky masks a lifetime of abuse and abandonment behind an angry, tattooed exterior. Growing up in foster care, Lucky and her sister Fantasy have been searching for stability all their lives. While her sister has settled down, Lucky still hasn't found her way. But despite being homeless, unemployed and a single mother, jumping from girlfriend to girlfriend, the compelling Lucky still dreams of true love and success.
Sistah Sinema is a collaborative effort of Quare Square Collective Inc., Gallery 400, and UIC's Gender & Sexuality Center.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors Open at 1:30. Early Arrival Suggested (parking is difficult due to construction).


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AARCC Lunchbox: “Anti-Asian Racism is Alive and Well in Chicago”


Tuesday, March 17
12:30pm-1:30 PM
African-American Cultural Center Library
Addams Hall, Room 200

Brandon Lee from the advocacy organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, will be discussing the impact of anti–Asian racism on Asian American communities, as well as the history behind it. What can be done about it? Join us to find out!

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and no RSVPs are needed or taken!

Please contact AARCC with any questions or accommodation requests at 312-413-9569 or aarcc@uic.edu.

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"Zona Abierta: Mariachi on Campus"

Wednesday, March 18
3:00pm-4:30pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

Join us for an interactive workshop with Professor Javier José Mendoza and UIC School of Theatre & Music’s newly formed student ensemble, Mariachi Fuego. Learn about the history and development of the Mariachi tradition in Jalisco and surrounding Mexican states, the significance of instruments used in the musical ensemble, and the difference between traditional and modern Mariachi music. Students will share ways in which they have benefited academically and personally from their involvement with Mariachi Fuego.

Program closes with a 15 minute performance by Mariachi Fuego!

Javier José Mendoza is a Visiting Scholar and Orchestra Director at the UIC School of Theatre & Music. Currently the Artistic Director of the Chicago Arts Orchestra he is active in a movement to re-debut music from archives in Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain bringing wonderful forgotten works back into public awareness. He founded Mariachi Fuego, a new musical ensemble at UIC dedicated to the performance of Mariachi music. The ensemble is open to all UIC students regardless of major.

FREE refreshments and admission

This program is co-sponsored by UIC student organizations Delta Xi Phi, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Omega Delta Phi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).


For more info, please call 312-996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu

If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least one week before the program.

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"African American Cultural Center Brown Bag"

Thursday, March 19
12:00pm-1:30pm
Addams Hall, Room 207


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"Arts-Based Civic Dialogue (ABCD) Student Leadership Workshop"

Wednesday, April 1
12:00pm-12:50pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

How can a cultural center in a public university act as a forum for democracy in action?
How do you take advantage of your cultural resources, networks, and skills to build coalitions for social change?

Come discuss these questions and more through this unique Arts-Based Civic Dialogue. Using our vibrant mural, we'll share stories and build connections
between student organizations and allies on campus.

FREE refreshments and admission

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"Zona Abierta: Putas y guerrillas"

Wednesday, April 1
3:00pm-4:30pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies

Join us for a powerful conversation with Miriam Lewin, Argentine radio and television journalist, as she shares her most recent book Putas y guerrilleras in her talk, “Sexual violence and dictatorship, 30 years later. The end of the taboo.” Miriam is one of the few survivors of the clandestine detention centers in 1970’s Argentina during the “Dirty War.” Specializing in investigative journalism, Miriam has been able to overcome this crime by exploring and reporting on many difficult issues such as sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Miriam Lewin is a journalist based in Buenos Aires who has worked in Argentine printed media, radio and television for over 20 years. She received 7 nominations to the Martin Fierro prize, as best television and radio journalist in Argentina for her investigative journalism. Her book Putas y guerrilleras (Whores and Guerrilla Members) on sexual violence in concentration camps during the military dictatorship in Argentina was published on May 2014.

FREE refreshments and admission

This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, and student organizations Delta Psi Alpha, Delta Xi Phi, Feminists United, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Lambda Theta Phi, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).

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