AARCC News and Upcoming Events
What does the American Dream Mean to You?
Wednesday, October 14th
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2
How do you pursue the American Dream in your Life?
Does pursuing it alter, reinforce, or destory identities?
In this nation of immigrants, we each strive for a better life, and negotiate our
own expectations with those of our families, communities, and wider society.
UIC is a microcosm of this diversity, and we can learn from one another as we
work to achieve our dreams and build a better world for all.
Come discuss these ideas and more at this Arts-Based Civic Dialogue on
Immigration, hosted by the Latino Cultural Center and the Asian American
Resource and Cultural Center.
Through a conversation over lunch, we will connect local to national and international concerns, providing a safe space to discuss this pressing issue through art, storytelling, and asset-based problem solving. By sharing the immigration experience of participants personal or
family journeys, we are hoping to create bridges and a sense of community.
DACA and UIC Resources for Undocumented Students
Come learn about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and resources at UIC for undocumented students from:
• Nayoung Ha from the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center and the Asian American and Arab American Collaboration on Deferred Action
• Jennifer Juarez from UIC’s Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services
• Members of the UIC student organization, Fearless Undocumented Alliance
DACA allows for:
• Deportation Relief
• Work Authorization
• Certain Scholarships
• In-state Tuition (at some campuses)
• Emergency, Employment, and Educational Travel
This is the first of our Community Connections programs this fall introducing UIC students, staff, and faculty to Chicago’s Asian American communities.
The 2015-2016 Asian American Resource Book is now available!
This book contains information about campus resources, Asian and Asian American Studies classes, student organizations, scholarships, as well as Chicagoland associations that do work related to Asian Americans. Stop by the AARCC office and pick up your FREE copy, or you can view the pdf.
AARCC 2014-15 Annual Report
Here's an overview of our accomplishments this past academic year in our 2014-15 Annual Report.
Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.
See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.