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Upcoming Events

finals week destress

Finals Week De-Stress Fest

Come study, relax, and enjoy some snacks at the African American Cultural Center

May 2 – May 5, 2022

Drop in hours: 8 am – 7 pm

AACC Gallery, AH room 209



What’s Going On?

What’s Going On? Is student-centered programming held the first Friday of each month with presentations and discussions on rotating mental health topics.

This month, we will reflect back on the academic year and discuss how we have grown and learned from our experiences.



AACC Book CLub

AACC Book Club

The AACC Book Club is aimed at creating a community of enthusiastic readers. Participants will have a chance to reimagine, reinvent, and release their creative spirit. We seek to inspire participants to connect with the author as well as members of the group.

Next group:
May 9th, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is the story of a formidable young woman living in a post-apocalyptic Sudan. In her journey through a landscape marked by genocide, weaponized rape, and starvation, she discovers her own magical powers and learns why she was given the name she bears, Onyesonwu: Who Fears Death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Who Fears Death blends fantasy, magical realism, and science fiction to create a masterful work of speculative fiction. Nnedi Okorafor received her PhD in English from UIC.
She has won numerous prizes for her short stories,
novels, and young adult books including the Hugo
Award and the Nebula Award.


Black Table Talk

Add your voice to bi-weekly conversations on timely topics ranging from film and music, to politics and social justice issues facing our black communities.


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm




carver sustainability project

Carver Roots of Justice

This year the African American Cultural Center launches the Carver Sustainability Project, a series of programs that examine the importance of environmental stewardship for local and global Black communities.

Join our monthly discussions and workshops focused on the meaning of environmental, economic and social sustainability and see how we, along with local activists, can promote environmental justice for our communities at UIC and throughout
the city of Chicago.

Coming Fall 2022!



Our virtual community cork board flyer with sticky notes of everyday of the week with daily themes written on them

AACC Virtual Community

During the summer months, the African American Cultural Center will launch a series of virtual programs designed to keep us connected and focused on the positive.

Everyday we will explore a theme designed to support us throughout the week, offering a creative space for sharing, strengthening community, and staying healthy.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to participate in the discussion!