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In this issue:
  • WLRC Spotlight: Sounds of Feminism
  • WLRC News & Upcoming Events
  • CAN Resources
  • Staying Connected: Updates about COVID-19 and WLRC/CAN
  • CCUSC Events & Resources
  • Campus Opportunities
  • Community Opportunities
  • Connect with us!
WLRC Spotlight: Sounds of Feminism

Want to learn more about feminism? 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. 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.

We offer this as a tool for everyone to learn the importance of history and how to use language to heal and build bridges, how to speak back to power, and how to work in solidarity with communities that might be different from the ones that we identify with. Mostly though, “Sounds of Feminism” is about helping you make your own sounds, as you find a feminism that you can own.

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Trans People Need Feminism and Other Feminisms Need Us

“Any feminism worth a damn recognizes that the concepts of patriarchy and misogyny are not experienced by all women in the same way,” says writer and artist Shon Faye. In this informative video which introduces and defines patriarchy and misogyny and their roles in society, Shon Faye questions mainstream feminism and the core shared goals in a trans-inclusive feminism–including healthcare, employment, and housing.

WLRC News & Upcoming Events

CART live captioning will be provided for all events hosted by WLRC. Please email wlrc@uic.edu for additional accommodation requests.

White and pink text on a purple background: WLRC & CAN are turning 30! 

30th Anniversary Planning Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4-5pm CST
RSVP: ndab1@uic.edu

WLRC and CAN are turning 30 next year! We invite you to join us in conversation about how we can commemorate the center's history and contributions to UIC, Chicago, and the state of Illinois. Whether you have been around UIC for many years and attended our programs, or you just arrived, we want to hear your ideas!

CAN Resources
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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!

Arrange for a CAN presentation instead and keep your students learning and engaged even in your absence. 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 consent, dating violence, harassment/stalking (online and in person), healthy relationships, and toxic masculinity.

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WLRC will be working remotely for the Fall 2020 semester. We can be reached at wlrc@uic.edu 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. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please email can-appointment@uic.edu. You can also call (312) 413-8206 and leave a voicemail.

We are open to connecting with you in multiple ways:

  • Phone: (312) 413-8206 or (312) 488-9784
  • Video conference (Webex or Google Hangouts)
  • Online chat (Google Chats)
  • Email

More info & resources

CCUSC Events & Resources
CCUSC logo: "Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change" in red text on a white background, with the UIC red circle to the left. 

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:

African-American Cultural Center

Arab American Cultural Center

Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

Disability Cultural Center

Gender and Sexuality Center

Latino Cultural Center

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Trans Community Solidarity Space

Friday, November 20, 2020
3-4 PM CST

Please join us at the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center's Trans Day of Remembrance community solidarity space this Friday. A vigil will be held in honor of Trans folx who have lost their lives in acts of anti-trans violence. Bring a paper and pen to write the name of someone who is to be remembered.

A navy banner has bold white lettering at the top of the flyer, smaller navy text on a white background in the middle, and a navy banner at the bottom with a yellow link to the guide and white logos for the UIC Disability Cultural Center and UIC Disability Resource Center. 

UIC Online Events Accessibility Guide

The Disability Resource Center and the Disability Cultural Center have partnered to create this guide, which offers a consolidated resource for event planners as they facilitate accommodations. It details ways to build accessibility into events from the start and covers

  • Planning
  • Publicity
  • Responding to Access Requests
  • Setting Up ASL/CART in Online Platforms
  • Facilitating Events for Accessibility
  • Access Practices for Events of All Sizes.
Campus Opportunities


WISE-Med: Facing and Expecting Failure as a Pre-Health Undergrad Student & Last GBM

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
8-9 PM CST

Join Women in Science and Engineering - Medicine for the last GBM of the semester. We will have a chill meeting where we will make cards together for hospice patients at Unity Hospice Care and have an open discussion about "Facing and Expecting Failure as a Pre-Health Undergrad Student." Grab some hot cocoa and join us.

Center for Student Involvement: UIC Spirit Days & Student Activities Board Events

Wednesday, November 18 - Saturday, November 20, 2020

This Wednesday to Saturday, we want to see you online and maybe in passing on campus! We will pop-up in ARC, SCE, JST, and Courtyard to give you some UIC swag and grab a DIY kit.  We have some awesome giveaways for our virtual events, too. Meet some new people online!!  

Careers in University Advancement Panel

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Panelists will speak about their career journeys in Advancement and how their majors can also translate into a career in the field. Panelists include Arlene Cortez, Caryn Korman, and UIF President, Jim Moore.

International Education Week: Careers in International Education

Thursday, November 19, 2020
2-3 PM CST

The field of International Education (IE) encompasses formal and non-formal educational programs around the globe for participants ranging in age from pre-school to life-long learners. In this session, participants will learn about the breadth of the field, skills used by professionals in IE, and the kinds of jobs that are available. Time will be provided for you to get practical answers to your questions about breaking into the field and participants will leave with a clear understanding of next steps and resources for planning their career development.

SWE: Jeopardy Social

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5-6 PM CST

Join the Society of Women Engineers at our Jeopardy Social and unleash your competitive side! The theme of the jeopardy will be on SWE.

International Education Week: Globalize Your Career: Planning for Study Abroad & Beyond

Friday, November 20, 2020
11 AM - 12 PM CST
Join the UIC Study Abroad Office and Career Services during International Education Week for a career preparedness seminar focusing on skills employers are looking for, especially multinational and international organizations. We will introduce the value of study abroad experiences to your long-term career goals, share how to get started planning for global opportunities, and provide an overview of resources geared towards finding and applying to opportunities abroad or global career paths.
Friday, November 20, 2020
5-7 PM CST
Join the Society for Women Engineers for a cozy night in to destress during our Movie Night Fundraiser!
Monday, November 23, 2020
12-1:30 PM CST
Join your peers in welcoming Black and Indigenous leaders from Chicago in a panel discussion to discuss identity and solidarity. Explore avenues for creating change at UIC and in the city of Chicago.

Women's Health Initiative: Game Night

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
5-8 PM CST

Join WHI for a relaxing night to unwind from final preparations, and to get to know everyone in our organization better for our final event for the Fall 2020 semester! Feel free to drop by whenever you can and to stay as long as you would like.



Gender and Women's Studies Spring 2021 Courses

GWS is offering some amazing courses this spring, including ones on contemporary Latina literature and gender in the Middle East and North Africa. Check them out!



UIC Orientation: Orientation Leader Recruitment

The Orientation Leader application for the 2020-2021 season is now available! Join the team and assist new UIC students and their family members during summer orientation programs and other UIC transition events through the year. Orientation Leaders will share their experiences and act as a mentor and leader to the newest members of the UIC community. Application deadline: Friday, November 20. If you have additional questions after reading through it, please call 312-996-3271, email orhelp@uic.edu, or stop by their office in Student Center East, Suite 251 – located within the Commuter Student Resource Center.

Community Opportunities
December 9-11, 2020
OutSummit is a space to share insights, challenges and best practices, and to strategize across civil society, state and private sector boundaries for the human rights of LGBTIQ people. Our keynote speakers this year will be Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese-American indie-rock band Mashrou' Leila, and Filipino American supermodel and trans rights activist Geena Rocero
The application deadline is December 1, 2020 and we will award four students with $500 scholarships in January 2021. The Endurance Scholarship is open to non-traditional students and DREAMers, so long as they are Chicagoland residents of color and can provide a letter of enrollment. Students must be enrolled in 2 or 4 year college or university or in a vocational education or certification program.

Call For Submissions:  Black Matriarch Archive

The goal here is to encourage members of the African diaspora to submit images and video documentation of black elders. We want to create an ongoing archive commemorating the black women in our lives who were crucial in our upbringing. We encourage everyone to submit imagery of the black women in their lives, whether they are your drag mother, godmother, great-aunt, caregiver, or nonblood related relatives. BMA is intended to be a space for ALL black people, including the LGBTQIA community and nongender conforming folks. Email at amerriweather97@gmail.com with image description, details, and year.

Call for Participants in Survey: Wheelchair Accessibility in Ridesharing via Uber and Lyft

The purpose of this research study from Virginia Tech is to develop a greater understanding of the accessibility of service hailed through Uber and Lyft apps from the perspective of a wheelchair/scooter users and support informed policy making. This study is not affiliated with Uber and Lyft. Participants will be entered into a drawing for three $50 gift cards from Amazon for participating. For more information, please email ul_wheelchair@vt.edu or call 202-643-2474. 

Connect with us!
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Have you checked out our websites (WLRC and CAN)? We add lots of useful content throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark both!

Get social with us!

We post regularly on WLRC's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and on CAN's Facebook.



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