Past Fall Events
I DEFINE MYSELF: UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID Portrait Project
Current exhibit presented by the UIC African-American Cultural Center,
Asian American Resourceand Cultural Center, and LatinoCultural Center. On view through December 7th outside of Lecture Center B-2 and the overhead bridges connecting Addams, Taft, and Burnham Halls.
Supporting Immigrant Communities Panel
The African-American Cultural Center and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center invite you to a panel discussion on how President Obama's announcement on "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA" has had an impact on African and Asian communities. We will discuss the 2012 Presidential Election results and learn more about efforts at UIC to develop methods to make the University a safe space for undocumented students.
Anna Guevarra, Asian American Studies Program at UIC
Jennifer Juarez, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services at UIC
Rigoberto Padilla, Illinois DREAM Commission and graduate student at UIC
Youngsun Song, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center of Chicago
Sarah Travis, United African Organization of Chicago
Moises Villada, Gender and Sexuality at UIC
when: Monday, November 12, 2012
time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
where: Latino Cultural Center Lecture Center B2
Event is FREE and open to the public Light refreshments will be served
Co-Sponsors: This is a collaborative project between the Centers for
Cultural Understanding & Social Change, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
and members of the immigrant campaign Coming Out of the Shadows, INSIDE OUT.
For more info, please call 312-996-9549
If you require any accommodations please contact the number above at least
two days before the event.
AARCChat on Cultural Heritage and its Influence on Art
Thursday, November 7th
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street
This AARCChat is being co-hosted with UIC's Gallery 400 and we will be viewing an exhibition, Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora. We will then be discussing how the artists were influenced by their cultural heritage in the creation and presentation of their artwort, and we will be making our own works of art as well! To see more about the Radiate exhibition, please visit http://gallery400.uic.edu/
Dia de los Muertos- Day of the Dead
Communal Altar Installation
Monday, October 29th - 1pm to 5pm
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2
Decorate a sugar skull, make paper cempazuchitl flowers, and honor departed loved
ones through storytelling and by sharing a photo or a remembrance item in our communal altar.
Day of the Dead Procession
Thursday, November 1st - 4pm to 6pm
See map for procession route and times. You can join us at any of these locations.
Join us in a procession through the UIC campus to honor loved ones that have passed away and to celebrate the cycle of life. Performer Laura Crotte will lead the
procession with songs by the late singer and lesbian icon Chavela Vargas.
AARCChat: Reflecting on Helen Zia's keynote address
Tuesday, October 16
4:00 - 5:00 PM
BSB Room 183 (Rainbow Resource Room)
1007 W. Harrison Street, UIC campus
Join us for an AARCChat on what Helen Zia shared during her keynote address for LGBTQ Heritage Month. We will discuss her theme, "From Vincent Chin to Marriage Equality, From Invisible to Envisioning: Personal Reflections on Interconnectedness and Transformation". We will be sharing stories, building bridges, and connecting with one another! If you missed the keynote, you are can
still join us!
Helen Zia Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ Heritage Month 2012
LGBTQ Heritage Month Keynote Program
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Illinois Room B, Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
“From Vincent Chin to Marriage Equality, From Invisible to Envisioning: Personal Reflections on Interconnectedness and Transformation”
Free and open to the public.
More information on the talk can be found on the Gender and Sexuality Center website.
See the Asian American Studies Program website for Asian American Studies events during LGBTQ Heritage Month.
Give back and Volunteer at Be the Change 2012!
Be the Change is a national day of service that will be held on Saturday, October 6th at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago! Last year, the event kicked off at 9:00am at the Indo-American Center where volunteers had the opportunity to listen to some speakers. After the speakers, volunteers were assigned to various service sites around the Chicagoland area focusing on but not limited to the South Asian sector. The entire event lasted from about 9:00am to 2:00pm. More details are to follow about the agenda for this year!
So, if you are interested in joining AARCC in volunteering for Be the Change 2012, please e-mail me the following information: full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number so that I can give you instructions about how to register for the event. You can e-mail me (Shravya) at email@example.com. Thanks and hope to see you there!
"Who Killed Vincent Chin" Film Screening and Discussion
Wed, October 3rd
Lecture Center C6
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Just thirty years ago, Vincent Chin died a victim of a hate crime, and despite his brutal killing, the two Detroit men who took his life received only lenient sentencing with no prison time. In response, journalist and community activist Helen Zia and others became involved in an Asian American civil rights movement to bring national attention to this case and its verdict. Join us for this award winning documentary, directed by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena.
For more information or disability accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Zia will present the LGBTQ Heritage Month keynote address: “From Vincent Chin to Marriage Equality, From Invisible to Envisioning: Personal Reflections on Interconnectedness and Transformation” on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Illinois Room B, 4:00 – 5:30 PM.
This event is sponsored by the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center and the Honors College
More Than a Month
Wednesday September 26th, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2
National Hispanic Heritage Month is here and it is a time of great cultural pride, but how beneficial is this approach to affirming our cultural heritage and history? Should these month-long celebrations be eliminated or should they be preserved?
These are the questions explored by African American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Both amusing and thought-provoking, More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contempoary Ameirca.
Approx: 60 minutes
AARCC is a co-sponsor of this event presented by the Latino Cultural Center and the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change.
CAN - A documentary film by Pearl J. Park
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
His name is Can Truong, but mental illness is only part of his story. Coming from a culture where only 12% of those with mental illness are willing to mention it to a friend or relative, Can is now one of the few Asian Americans willing to talk about the other battle ---the battle against the stigma and silencing shame with which many Asian Americans view mental illness, including Can’s own parents and friends.
Please join the filmmaker and producer Pearl J. Park at both screenings and a panel of speakers on September 25 and 26 to discuss the film and the ways we can address mental health issues.
For full program details and registration, please visit http://candocumentary.eventbrite.com
This event is co-sponsored by AARCC
Tuesday, September 18th
Registration 10:00-10:55 a.m.
Event 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch is included for this FREE event.
KIN-ETIC is a community-campus partnership that will bring students, faculty/staff, community organizers, activists, and other leaders together to engage in civic-community projects centered on the needs and strengths of Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Get full program details and registration.
This event is co-sponsored by AARCC
The 8th Annual Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, September 4th
2:00 – 4:00 PM
UIC Quad (Rain location Atrium)
The 8th Annual Ice Cream Social, which is being held on Tuesday, September 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the UIC Quad. (Rain location, UIC Atrium) 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!
All events are free and open to the public. If you need additional information or have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact 312-413-9569 or email@example.com.