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ARTivism – Primary Comics: Use your Voting Power!

March 7, 2018

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Join us for an open art studio* with Vicko Alvarez to design your own comic strip in preparation for the Illinois Primary Election 2018. Contribute your creativity to comic templates to be distributed throughout campus and placed in your home and car windows. Get the opportunity to co-create a collaborative comic page and showcase why voting is important. Get informed, take action and encourage others to vote!
Vicko Alvarez is a Chicago based Tejana, visual artist, creator and illustrator of the ScholaR Comics web series. The comic is based on her childhood as well as the lives of the students she’s had the privilege of teaching in Chicago’s Southside. The stories touch realities of growing up poor in an immigrant home while also maintaining pride in your community.
UIC Voting Information: March 14-16, 2018 from 9am - 7pm in UIC Student Center East Tower. For other early voting locations, please visit:
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Open Studio: 1pm-4pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2
FREE admission
*While supplies last
This program is part of the UIC Civic Engagement Week and co-sponsored by the Heritage Garden Student Group.
For more info, please call (312) 996-3095 or visit us at
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.


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