Monthly archives: October, 2013

Migration and Transformation Campaign at UIC

Migration and Transformation Campaign at UIC

The African-American Cultural Center at UIC is part of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change and we invite the UIC community to be part of the student led “Migration & Transformation” campaign in support of immigrant students and families.

We are kicking off this campaign with portraits of student immigrants and allies in companion of the beautiful butterflies installed in the UIC Heritage Garden.

Do you want to have your picture taken with a butterfly of your choice?

When: Wed. October 30th and Thurs. Oct 31st
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, room 200

This project is in collaboration with UIC student organizations Fearless Undocumented Alliance and Heritage Garden Student Task Force


October 28: Potluck & Candlelight Vigil for Marissa Alexander

The African-American Cultural Center at UIC has worked closely with Project NIA on many projects. Please come and support this community organization as well as this Candlelight Vigial for Marissa Alexander who has suffered because of a broken judicial system. Please join Marissa’s supporters on Monday October 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Jane Addams Hull House (Dining Hall) 800 S. Halsted St for a potluck and candlelight vigil. Bring food and a poem about domestic violence, resilience, and/or hope to share.


#UIC Day of the Dead Celebration: Remembering Pioneers of Peace

#UIC Day of the Dead Celebration: Remembering Pioneers of Peace

Day of the Dead Celebration: Remembering Pioneers of Peace
We invite you to submit a digital picture of a departed loved one who embodied peace to be included in an outdoor photo altar. Include a sentence or two indicating how the person exemplified peace or provide a personal message wishing them peace. Please submit digital pictures to Edith Tovar at etovar4@uic.edu

Join the Cultural Centers and the J-Def Peace Project in a storytelling circle to remember departed pioneers who embodied peace in our communities. Performer Laura Crotte will sing traditional Dia de los Muertos folk songs.

When: Friday, November 1, 2013
Where: Outside the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Fannie Barrier Williams and the Unpardonable Sin of Social Equality

Fannie Barrier Williams and the Unpardonable Sin of Social Equality

Learn more about Fannie Barrier Williams during our Brown Bag Series

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Where: African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, room 200
Time: 12pm – 1pm

Free and open to the public – Light refreshments will be served


AACC discusses the Will to Adorn

The African-American Cultural Center at UIC invites UIC campus and community partners to participate in our Brown Bag Series

The Will to Adorn

During the summer of 2013, AACC student staffer Brittney Hopgood and God’s Gang Director Carolyn Thomas participated in The Will to Adorn: African-American Diversity, Style and Identity; one of three programs featured in the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the national mall in Washington DC. The Will to Adorn showcased the distinctive ways in which diverse African American
identities are expressed through attire and adornment. The festival program was an outgrowth of a larger Smithsonian Youth Access research initiative, which enables Smithsonian educators to work with community hosts and organizations that serve underserved and adjudicated youth.

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Where: African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, Room 200
Time: 12pm – 1pm

 

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The Will to Adorn at #UIC

The African-American Cultural Center at UIC invites UIC campus and community partners to participate in our Brown Bag Series

The Will to Adorn

During the summer of 2013, AACC student staffer Brittney Hopgood and God’s Gang Director Carolyn Thomas participated in The Will to Adorn: African-American Diversity, Style and Identity; one of three programs featured in the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the national mall in Washington DC. The Will to Adorn showcased the distinctive ways in which diverse African American identities are expressed through attire and adornment. The festival program was an outgrowth of a larger Smithsonian Youth Access research initiative, which enables Smithsonian educators to work with community hosts and organizations that serve underserved and adjudicated youth.

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Where: African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, Room 200
Time: 12pm – 1pm

Free and open to the public ○ Light refreshments will be provided

For more information contact us:
(312)996-9549
uicaacc.wordpress.com
uicaacultctr@gmail.com

If you require any accommodations to participate, please contact the AACC.

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