Upcoming Events

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Black Life and Mass Culture Film Series

Spring 2018

Fulfills course requirements for AAST 258: Race and Urban Life


April 9: Krush Groove

April 23: Menace II Society

AACC Gallery/ 207 Addams Hall


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.

April 18,2018

Pop Up Just Art Gallery/ 1344 S. Halsted St.

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open Study Hours

A quiet place to study, eat snacks and build community.

Study Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm




Black Spectrum: A Closer Look at Black Joy and Expressionism

This photographic exhibit focuses on black millennials and how they choose to put their appearance together- their hairstyle, their clothes, their shoes and their accessories- in ways that resist the status quo and constricting ideas of blackness. As a black millennial, Mansakahn also explores the different places that Black Millennials frequent and their hobbies, which might contradict what the general public would assume about black people.

Jan 24 – May 11, 2018

AACC Gallery/ 207 Addams Hall

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Pedagogies of Protest

The interactive panels assembled in this exhibit are the works of sixteen students enrolled in the Fall 2017 Honors College 201 seminar a”Pedagogies of Protest”. Directing attention to a range of social, cultural, political and environmental issues, the students’ contributions are in dialogue with creative forms of protest taking place at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in Chicago, nationally and globally.


Jan 24 – May 11, 2018

AACC Library/ 200 Addams Hall

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm