Founded in 1991, the African-American Cultural Center (AACC) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is an interdisciplinary unit that supports the academic and diversity missions of the university through innovative programs and initiatives that relate particular African-American and African Diaspora traditions, creative practices, and experiences to broader frameworks of thought, feeling, and action. The Center connects campus and community partners who reflect Chicagoland’s diverse intellectual and cultural life to promote intercultural understanding and social change.
The AACC is one of seven (7) Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) located in the Office of Diversity under the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Beginning Monday, March 16 the offices of the African American Cultural Center will be closed until further notice. In addition, we are suspending all public programs, tours, and space requests.
Even though the offices of the African American Cultural Center will be closed, we are still here for you. Join us as we Create Our Virtual Community, a series of virtual programs designed to keep us connected and focused on the positive. See below for more information.
As always, please feel welcomed to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-996-9549.
Stay safe and healthy.
The staff of the African American Cultural Center
April is National Poetry Month
Join the African American Cultural Center in our weekly celebration of established poets and emerging voices. On Wednesdays, we invite new voices (that’s you!) to share your artistry with the UIC community. We will post your poems to the AACC website and on our social media.