Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN
March 16, 2020 Update:
For the duration of the Spring 2020 semester, WLRC (and all the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change) will be physically closed, and all programs (including Write @ WLRC and Black Hair Quilt Project) will be suspended until further notice.
Staff are working remotely and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Our confidential advocate is available for virtual appointments.
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)
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:
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.
Student Legal Services
UIC Student Legal Services is open and operating remotely.
Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.