Yesterday was such a busy day!
The Latino Cultural Center and African-American Cultural Center have been working on an art installation of butterflies this summer with the UIC Heritage Garden Student Task Force interns. The interns have been helping the cultural centers establish the new Heritage Garden and Satellites on the east campus of UIC. The student interns – some who are undocumented – are doing this project with Pilsen artist Hector Duarte and the butterflies will be installed throughout the satellites. The installation aims to make connections between human migration and Monarch butterflies “sin fronteras.”
They have added a component to the art installation to bring awareness and seek support for the Dream 9 and Lulu Martinez, who is a UIC student. The slogan says “Bring Lulu Home” and a petition letter that UIC students and alumni have been passing along in show of support. The letter calls on President Obama and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Legal Adviser Peter Vincent to release the ‘Dream 9’ from Eloy Detention Center. Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Danny Davis are also copied on the letter.
For pictures on the press conference, please visit the UIC Heritage Garden website: uicheritagegarden.org