- WLRC News & Upcoming Events
- CAN News & Upcoming Events
- Thank you, WLRC & CAN Student Staff!
- WLRC Spotlight: Sounds of Feminism
- Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN
- CCUSC Events & Resources
- Campus Opportunities
- Community Opportunities
- Connect with us!
WLRC News & Upcoming Events
CART live captioning is provided for all events hosted by WLRC and CAN. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write @ WLRC
Fridays, 10am - 12pm CDT
Through April 30, 2021
Can’t find the time or motivation to write? Working on your dissertation/conference paper/creative project? Need some structure, support, and accountability? Join our drop-in virtual write onsite space for graduate students, faculty, and staff! Every Friday through April 30, 2021.
CAN News & Upcoming Events
Call for Submissions: This is Me! This is Us!
CAN is calling for video submissions to showcase the personal side of UIC's campus. Anyone at UIC can participate! Your video will be posted on the CAN Facebook page and WLRC website and be used to maintain connections with campus partners as well as to show the human side of staff, students, and faculty at UIC. Please record yourself responding to one of the following prompts and briefly introduce yourself (ex: My name is... One mistake I made in college is...):
- One thing I have learned in life
- One mistake I made when I was a freshman
- Something I overcame in college
- What one or two things have helped me navigate adversity?
Don't Cancel Your Class!
Are you thinking about cancelling class or assigning “busy work” because you can’t teach due to personal, family, or work obligations? Don't Cancel Your Class!
Request a presentation from us instead! DCYC! Is for any instructor--tenure-track, adjunct/contingent, graduate teaching assistants--who wants to make alternative arrangements for a class. We offer a variety of topics, including rape culture, consent, dating violence, harassment/stalking, and toxic masculinity. Visit our page for full details and to contact our team.
Thank you, WLRC & CAN Student Staff!
Want to learn more about the kinds of feminist ideas that inspire WLRC's programs? Every week on WLRC's Instagram and Facebook, we'll be sharing critical feminist conversations and insights on key concepts, ideas, and debates that shape our everyday lives.
Words and ideas matter. So does form. WLRC’s “Sounds of Feminism” is intended to educate, engage, and inspire our UIC community and beyond. How? By featuring critical feminist conversations about history, politics, media, culture and beyond. Whether you are new to feminist struggles and debates, or have weathered all the ups and downs and are still waving your flag, you will find “Sounds of Feminism” useful, provocative, and always loudly pushing for justice.
What is Transformative Justice?
“Transformative justice asks us not just about accountability for the individual for the harm that has been caused, but to think more largely about how all of us may…be a part of these systems that create the harm that we are trying to address.”
In this thought-provoking video from the Barnard Center for Research on Women, practitioners define the scope and potential of transformative justice. Transformative justice addresses not only the harm that occurs between two people, but also tries to address the conditions of the environment that allowed the harm to occur. It works to break the connection between justice and punishment and create accountability within our communities to break generational cycles of harm and violence.
WLRC will be working remotely for the Spring 2021 semester. We can be reached at email@example.com and will continue to stay connected with you through email and social media.
The Campus Advocacy Network will continue to serve UIC students, faculty, and staff. Our confidential advocate is available for virtual appointments via phone, video conference, online chat, or email. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (312) 413-8206 and leave a voicemail.
More info & resources
UIC's Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change will all be open and available virtually this semester! Click each center's name below for this week's events, services, and resources (all times CDT):
- African-American Cultural Center
- Office Hours: Mon-Thu, 10am-12pm
- Open Study Hours: Mon-Thu, 1-3pm
- Chill and Spill: Fridays, 10am-12pm
- Arab American Cultural Center
- Arab Lofi Study Session, Apr 26-28
- Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
- ASA Venting Session: Fri, April 30, 1-2pm
- Virtual AARCC: Mon-Fri, 10am - 3pm
- Disability Cultural Center
- Skill Session: Anger Expression: Thurs, April 22, 12-1pm
- Disability Cultural Center Check-Ins: Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm
- Study at DCC House: Fridays, 1-3pm
- Gender and Sexuality Center
- Latino Cultural Center
- Zona Abierta: Tales from the Barrio and Beyond: Thurs, Apr 15, 3-4pm
- The Guardians Screening: Wed, April 21, 3-4:30pm
Hate Has No Home Here
WLRC and CAN condemn the recent racist and xenophobic attacks on Asian Americans, and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
We know that hate-driven violence against any minoritized group affects all of us, in big and small ways. We want to also name that gender-based violence and targeting of women and LGBT folks is one way that hate crimes manifest.
We stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities now and always, and will not allow these or any similar incidents to pit any of our UIC communities against others, whether on campus or in the larger city, state or country.
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UIC Celebrates Earth Month
There is something for everyone on the Earth Month calendar, from learning the facts about climate change and how to live "greener," to supporting the Heritage Garden and their efforts to demand justice and equity. The Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management invites you to join us in learning something new, speaking up, and taking action.
GLAS Documentary Screening: We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate
Friday, April 16, 2021 I 12-2pm CDT
The Global Asian Studies Student Advisory Board (GSAB) is hosting an event for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Awareness Month (AAPIDAM) and will be watching popular Youtuber and member of the Try Guys, Eugene Lee’s new documentary. After the viewing, we will hold a space for people to share their thoughts and reflect on the documentary.
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 I 2PM CDT
To combat the current rise in harassment and discrimination and to also proactively prepare for the future increase of hate incidents, Advancing Justice | Chicago is partnering with New York-based nonprofit Hollaback!, CAIR-Chicago, and Great Lakes Asian American Student Services (of which UIC's Asian American Resource and Cultural Center is a member) to plan and implement an aggressive scaling up of locally led bystander hate incident intervention trainings for community members.
UIC Day of Service
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Student Leadership and Civic Engagement invites UIC students, staff, and faculty to end the semester by giving back to the community, in-person or virtually. Family and friends are welcome to join! Projects are first-come, first-serve, so sign-up now, especially if you have a preference on location.
The UIC Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, the Center for Research in Law and Justice, and the Racial Justice, Violence and The Law Project presents the Hans W. Mattick Award and Lecture, featuring award recipient Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity at Yale University, and Professor of African American Studies and Psychology at Yale University.
Disability as Disposability: AIDS, COVID, and the Manufacturing of a Viral Underclass
Wed, April 21, 2021 I 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
When virologists first began looking at SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, it bore little resemblance to HIV. The two viruses act very differently, transmit differently, and live on different timelines. Yet despite this, in many ways, both affected similar populations. Presenting a chapter from his forthcoming book The Viral Underclass, Northwestern University professor and author Steven W. Thrasher will explore how the two viruses are connected because they affect populations considered disabled and disposable by capital.
Strategies to Master the Job Interview
April 22, 2021 I 2- 3PM CDT
Do you have job interview jitters? Join LAS for this workshop where you will learn tips and strategies to best prepare and gain the confidence to rock your upcoming job interview. In this session you will learn how to best prepare for the job interview, shine during a video interview, address the salary questions, and much more!
The Pressure of Doing It All: A Supportive Workshop for Parents Who Are UIC Students
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3-4:15pm CDT
Being a parent while also being a student is a unique challenge often not understood by your colleagues or peers. Please join the UIC Counseling Center for a virtual supportive space to connect over these challenges and gain ideas for navigating these multiple roles.
Health Ethics Book Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12-1:30pm CDT
The final texts of this year's Health Ethics Book club include CN Lester’s Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us (2017), with two podcast episodes and an article. While book clubs do not make the change needed, folx attending these sessions have reported making substantive, meaningful changes in their teaching, policymaking, clinical practice, community engagement, and interpersonal relationships.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome During Finals: You Got This!
Tuesday, April 27 & May 4, 2021 | 12-1pm CDT
As the semester comes to a close and mental and physical burnout is on an all time high, it is not uncommon for the experience of feeling not good enough, namely, Imposter Syndrome, to also be heightened. The UIC Counseling Center staff invite students of color to join us to discuss and work through imposter syndrome.
SWE & WiCS Senior Send-Off
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 4-5pm CDT
Enjoy an evening with SWE and WiCS as we end the year! There will be a reflection on our virtual year, a trip down memory lane, and a few games to end the evening.
Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship
Applications Due April 15, 2021
The Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship is designed to award first-year students with high potential, whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree, with a scholarship to study abroad.
UIC's Social Justice Initiative’s Pipeline to Justice Scholarship and Mentoring Program
Applications Due April 15, 2021
Apply today for UIC's Social Justice Initiative’s Pipeline to Justice Scholarship and Mentoring Program for UIC Undergraduates and prospective undergraduates. The Pipeline to Justice (P2J) scholarship and mentoring program is designed to support community organizers and activists in completing undergraduate degrees at UIC.
JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
Center for Research on Women and Gender: Visiting Research Specialist, Health Sciences
Applications Due May 7, 2021
The CRWG seeks a PhD-level candidate to assist with research related to women's health, with a focus on maternal health.
Screening & Discussion: American Revolutionary
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 6pm CDT
Join The Rising Majority for a screening and discussion of the documentary on the life of activist Grace Lee Boggs with film creator Grace Lee, writer and activist adrienne maree brown, and youth organizer Holly Yu.
Africa Uprising: Activism and Resistance on the Continent
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2- 3:30pm CDT
Join Haymarket Books for a live conversation with organizers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and Sudan on lessons from their movements and building international solidarity. Across the continent, social movements are rising up and taking to the streets. Organizing against police brutality, militarism, budget and subsidy cuts and for democracy, human rights and liberation, activists are building on a long tradition of struggle to demand change.
Black Feminisms: Emerging Scholars and Creatives Series
April 20 - May 25, 2021
Join the DePaul University Center for Black Diaspora for an insightful series of talks that seek to explore the complexity of Black women's relationship to feminism and ways that Black women have and continue to articulate their own manifestations of it to create plurality in Black Feminism.
Seeing Familiy in Latinx Art: A Conversation with Diana Solís, Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 6pm CDT
DePaul Art Museum hosts a conversation with Chicago-based artists and arts educators, Diana Solís and Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma, a photography studies scholar and writer. Building upon the nonbinary, gender-inclusive term used in the exhibition title, the panel will discuss how Latinx art expands notions of family and kinship.
Disability & Intersectionality Summit: Call for Proposals
Proposals Due May 1, 2021
The DIS is a biennial national conference that centers the multiple oppressions that shape the lived experiences of disabled individuals, as told by disabled people, in a setting organized by disabled activists. DIS is attended by disabled community members and professionals with a range of disability understandings and lived experiences and is not an academic conference.
SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS
Asian Ink Creative Collective Summer Mentorship Program
Deadline: Sunday, April 25, 2021
This mentorship is intended to build a stronger network for AAPI creatives in Chicago. Mentees will have an opportunity to work with mentors that are professionals in their field to bridge the gap between students and professionals. Mentees will be paired with a mentor relevant to their career practice.
Jane Addams Senior Caucus Internship
Deadline: May 1, 2021
This position will be focused on our Healthcare & Economic Justice Campaigns and working with our leaders to build political power for our members, especially in communities of color; specifically working with the Care Collective campaign that is organizing with seniors to fight for a systematic shift away from institutional care towards community centered care.
Have you checked out our websites (WLRC and CAN)? We add lots of useful content throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark both!
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