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Noche de Poetas: Students as Agents for Human Rights!

Thursday, Nov 13, 5:30 pm
Lecture Center B2

Join Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Equality and Human Rights (SAFEHR), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for the last Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night) of the Fall 2014 semester! OPEN MIC! Don't miss out on the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month's theme “Student Activism for Human Rights!" Leading the night will be our featured poet Mylo...

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Escucha Mi Grito Conference -DACA Renewal Workshop

Monday, Oct 20, 6 pm
Lecture Center B2

This event was created to serve UIC undocumented students in collaboration with the Fearless Undocumented Alliance. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals information for first time and renewing applicants.

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Sharing Chocolate: Community Bonding

Thursday, Oct 2, 3:30 pm
Latino Cultural Center in Lecture Center B2

"Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals" A series presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Mexican Art Why is chocolate intimately connected with Maya tradition? Why is chocolate imbued with supernatural power?  How does chocolate relate to Latino tradition today?  Join us for an interactive discussion with Santiago Juarez, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at...

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Noche de Poetas: Love Shouldn't Hurt

Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30 pm
Latino Cultural Center in Lecture Center B2

Join Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Students for the Advancement of Freedom, Equality and Human Rights (SAFEHR), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) for Noche de Poetas (Poetry Night).  OPEN MIC! Don't miss out on the amazing talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month's theme “Domestic Violence Awareness." Why has domestic violence been overlooked, excused, or denied in our...

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Civic Cinema: Who is Dayani Cristal?

Wednesday, Oct 1, 3 pm
Latino Cultural Center in Lecture Center B2

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? Who - or what - is Dayani Cristal? Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads, “Dayani Cristal.” As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael...

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Zona Abierta: Fight For 15

Thursday, Sep 25, 3 pm
Lecture Center B2

Join us for an interactive conversation with the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago (WOCC), who have led the local Fight for 15 campaign to bring awareness to the high number of fast food workers who live below the poverty line.

They will share their campaign demands that the McDonald’s Corporation treat workers with dignity, respect, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in order to support themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods.

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