Fall Events

Fall Events 2014

Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 29

2:00 – 4:00 PM

SCE 302

The 10th Annual Ice Cream Social, which is being held on Friday, August 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in SCE 302. Ice Cream Social is an event where you can learn about the Asian American resources on campus, like AARCC, the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant, Asian American Studies Program, and the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans.  You will also get to meet members of Asian American Student organizations and learn more about their orgs and how to become a member.  There will also be delicious ice cream provided by the Village Creamery, and a

live DJ, at no cost to you!

In the event of bad weather, the Ice Cream Social will be held in room 302 of Student Center East, which is located on the 3rd floor of the tower building at coordinates T-5 on this campus map: http://www.uic.edu/uic/docs/UICVisitorMapMCeastsouth.pdf




Past Fall 2013 Events


All events are free and open to the public. If you need an accommodation in order to participate, contact 312-413-9569 or aarcc@uic.edu a week ahead of the event.


AARCC After Hours: Final Exams

Monday-Wednesday, December 9-11
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Need a quiet place to study? Everyone is welcome to open those books, write those final pages, and review those notes in a quiet and study affirming space.


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Honoring Mandela

When: Thursday, December 12
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: African-American Cultural Center, room 207 Addams Hall

Hear and/or read Mandela's speeches; share your reflections. Come and stay however long or short as you would like. Light refreshments provided.

Sponsored by the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change and the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Blacks

PDF of flyer here.

Text file for flyer here.



Handling Distressed Students in the context of Asian and Asian American communities

Thursday, November 21

9:30-10:50 a.m.

165 BSB, 1007 W. Harrison St.

Facilitated by UIC Counseling Center staff member and AARCC Advisory Board member
Seunghee Kwon; primarily geared towards faculty and staff who work with Asian and Asian American student.


REAL TALK by the Campus Advocacy Networkimage flyer for alternative phrases workshop

Alternative Phrases for Hurtful Language by Liz Thomson

Thursday, November 21
12:30-1:30 p.m.

4th floor Conference room, University Hall

REAL TALK is an on-going, monthly series bringing up a variety of topics for students, faculty, and staff to dialogue about.



Shadows then Light: Cultural Citizenship on the Groundshadows and light flyer image

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Learn how undocumented students and community activists are challenging ideas of citizenship and identity through music, photography, spoken word, and storytelling. Be a part of this inspiring collective and share a story on Migration & Transformation. Free and open to the public. The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change have collaborated in creating postcards with students showing support for immigration reform and undcoumented students.





AARCC Volunteers at Holiday Delight (Kodomo Matsuri)
What: Volunteering for Japense American Service Committee's annual Christmas festival
Where: Japanese American Service Committe (4427 N. Clark Street)
When: November 9, 2013 from 1-4pm


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Topic: UIC Heritage Gardens and Culture

Friday, November 1, 2013

Daley Library, Room 1-470

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The focus of this AARCC lunchbox will be on the UIC
Heritage Gardens and highlighting the ways in which
sustainability is a multilateral issue that can be addressed
through various and creative means. What is sustainability
to you? How do you find yourself, friends, and/or family
members being sustainable? Join us for a discussion
facilitated by student leaders Christian Alfaro and Lulu
Martinez from the Heritage Garden. For more information
or accessibility accommodations, e-mail Jeff Alton at
jalton@uic.edu. Free food is first come, first served!


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Topic: Ethnic-Themed Halloween Costumes

Date: October 15, 2013

Time: 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Location: Library 1-470 (first floor)

The focus for this AARCC Lunchbox will be on Ethnic-Themed Halloween Costumes with a focus on Asian themed costumes. 

Are these types of costumes done in good humor, or are they offensive?  Is there a line to be drawn, and if so, where? 

Join us for an in-depth discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Alton, Associate Director of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.

Lunch will be provided, and space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions or if you require accommodations, please contact Jeff at jalton@uic.edu.


Code of the Freaks: Screening and Discussion

Date: October 15, 2013Code of Freaks flyer image
Time: 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center East, Room 302

The Disability Resource Center and the Disability Culture Advisory Committee invite you to a screening of Code of the Freaks , a collaborative film project produced by artists and scholars in the Chicago area examining Hollywood images of disability. Following the screening, the filmmakers will be present to facilitate a discussion about their work as well to provide an introduction to disability culture.

Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor in Disability and Human Development, UIC; Salome Chasnoff, Personal Heritage Productions; Susan Nussbaum, playwright and novelist; Aly Pastavas, Graduate Student in Disability Studies

Personal assistants, close captioning, ASL interpreation will be provided. Program will be fragrance/scent free.

AARCC is a co-sponsor for this program.


AARCC Volunteers for Be The Change!

What: Be the Change 2013 - National Day of Service

When: October 5, 2013, 11:00-1:30pm
Where: Hamdard Center, 1542 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626


OUT for Work National LGBTQA Career College Conference OUT for work logo

When: September 28-29

Where: Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

AARCC was a co-sponsor for this conference that gives

education around identifying as LGBTQ and ally in the workplace. Keynote speakers; educational workshop;

resume review; and career fair.



Lunchbox Series Begins!lunchbox image small; Miss America pageant

Topic: Miss America 2013

When: Friday, September 27

Where: 114 Burnham Hall, Honors College Conference room

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Surbhi Malik of UIC's Asian American

Studies Dept. regarding the recent crowning and passionate

social media debate. Lunch is provided, but due to space limitations,

it is first come; first served. No RSVPs needed.



Community Outing to Invasion!
When: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Where: 77 West Washington Street                                           
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Invasion! Uses dark comedy as a disarming tool and gets under the skin as it deeply challenges audiences' assumptions about immigrants, prejudices, culture, and language. The New York Times writes that it is a "slyly entertaining comedy with a sharp political edge...it expresses confusion with remarkable clarity."

Heritage Garden Kick-Off! heritage garden kick-off poster

When: Monday, September 9, 2013

Where: Outside Taft Hall

Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join us for the celebration with the other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change! AARCC will be giving out free DIY wildflower seed paper. Limited quantities. Visit the UIC Heritage Garden web site for more information.


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9th Annual Ice Cream Social!9th annual ice cream social image

When: Tuesday, September 3rd

Where: Lecture Center Quad

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for the 9th Annual Ice Cream Social, held at the UIC Quad.  The Ice Cream Social is a great time to meet UIC Asian interest student organizations, the Asian American Studies Program, the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans, and the AANAPISI Program.  There will also be FREE ice cream provided by the Village Creamery and music by DJ Steve of clubcircutdj.com.