Upcoming Events

Want to Learn CPR?

This is your opportunity

have you always been curious about learning CPR? This is your chance. Join the Illinois Heart Rescue and the African-American Cultural Center to learn life saving techniques.

March 27 / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm / AACC Gallery


Know Your Rights!

Presented by the UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

Taking an intersectional approach, the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change present the second of two moderated discussions intended to help members of the campus community better understand their civil liberties beyond a legal framework. Topics covered will include:disabilities rights, police brutality and hate violence, and immigration rights.


Opening Reception

March 29, 2017 / 3:30 pm – 5 pm / AACC

Phase II, On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Art Exhibition

Featuring The Needles and Threads Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago

On Beauty showcases quilting works by Chicago area artists and AACC’s Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners inspired by African-American quilting traditions and communities, this exhibit adapts the Center’s “Year of Remedies” programmatic theme into textural forms that symbolize resilience, healing, creativity and countless other expressions of what it might mean to remedy past and present injustices.

March 29 – June 28 / AACC Gallery


Re-introducing, “Cintio Vitier” Cuban Youth Arts Project: A Visual Arts Exhibition

The “Cintio Vitier” exhibit brings together a wide range of abstract, acrylic, watercolor, portrait, landscape, and mixed media works that creatively access legacies shaped by or in resistance to social upheaval. The exhibit also calls attention to artistic practices as mobilizing forces that convene youth and elders from diverse geographic communities.

January 18 – June 28 / AACC Library




Possessing Remedies: Restorative Performance Practices in Black and Brown Communities 

April 6, 2017 / 11 am – 7 pm / Free and open to the public

This one day symposium opens up a space for scholars, artists, activists, and participants to critically share strategies and interventions that Black and Brown communities have developed to sustain and heal themselves.



PastForward/ In Black

The keynote performance of the symposium “Possessing Remedies: Restorative Performance Practices in Black and Brown Communities”

April 6, 2017 / 5 pm / Gallery 400

Featuring: Madonna Gris/Jean-Paul Weaver

Diaspora Voices/Fehinty African Theatre 


Honey Pot Performance 

Dance, spoken word and performance art by Chicago and multi-national artists shine light on the collaborative effort inherent in remembering, (re) inventing and disseminating effective remedies for Black and Brown communities.


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