Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN

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August 2020 Update:

WLRC (and all the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change) will be physically closed during the fall semester. Our programming will be moved to virtual spaces.

Staff are working remotely and can be reached at wlrc@uic.edu. We will continue to stay connected with you through social media and email.

The Campus Advocacy Network will continue to serve UIC students, faculty, and staff through virtual appointments.

To schedule a meeting with our confidential advocate or request more information, please email can-appointment@uic.edu or kmaginot@uic.edu. You can also call (312) 413-8206 and leave a voicemail.

We are open to connecting with you in multiple ways:

  • Phone: (312) 413-8206 or (312) 488-9784
  • Video conference (Webex or Google Hangouts)
  • Online chat (Google Chats)
  • Email

For those living with violence, having to isolate or self-quarantine oneself can make a situation more unsafe. We are here to answer questions and provide support if you or a loved one is in a situation like this. If you are looking for shelter, food, or safety planning, please reach out to CAN to learn the options available on and off campus. We also encourage you to check in with friends and family who may be vulnerable and share our contact information with them.

If you are concerned that someone may be monitoring your phone or computer, please review the Technology Safety Toolkit from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

UIC COVID-19 Resources

UIC has created a webpage to bring the latest news and information about COVID-19 to the campus community:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Housing Resources

The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Clinic has provided resources regarding fair housing rights and a list of shelters in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Download the PDFs here:

You can find additional hotline, education, shelter, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and counseling resources for survivors on our Resources page.

UIC Student Legal Services is open and operating remotely.

Email studentlegalservices@uic.edu at any time rather than calling the SLS office number. An attorney will email you back to set up a consultation.

If you would like to get in touch with an attorney on a Monday or Wednesday between 8:30am and 2:30pm, you can also reach out to Daphne Pierre at daphnee@uic.edu.

If you would like to get in touch with an attorney on a Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30am and 2:30pm, you can reach out to Santiago Del Real at sdelre2@uic.edu.

Pop-Up Pantry

The UIC Pop-Up Pantry remains open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Wellness Center, Student Center East, Suite 238. They will continue to collect and distribute food to students during the state’s “shelter-in-place” order.

Student Employment

The UIC Student Employment staff will be working remotely. Please call (312) 996-3130 or email studentjobs@uic.edu for assistance, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

Technology Support

The UIC Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) continues to provide support, including remote learning resources, to students, staff, and faculty.

School of Public Health Resource Page

The UIC School of Public Health has compiled a variety of useful resources for the UIC and Chicago communities, including COVID testing information, fact sheets in different languages, unemployment benefits, and wellness advice.

Interdependent UIC: Accessibility Considerations for Remote Access

Margaret Fink, Director of UIC’s Disability Cultural Center, has created a shared, living Google doc about COVID-19.  It started as a document about accessibility for remote teaching, but its focus has expanded to be a social-justice-focused resource around COVID-19. We hope you find it useful. Please share and feel free to add suggestions.

go.uic.edu/COVIDcommunitycare