The new Disability Cultural Center (DCC) is currently housed in the Daley Library, room 1-461. Students are welcome to stop by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to visit and meet the staff and other students. The center is engaged in cultural programming and community outreach, joining the other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change. Roxana Stupp, former director of the UIC Disability Resource Center (DRC), is directing the cultural center during this time of transition.  The DCC reports to Amalia Pallares, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity.


(Photo above:) From left to right, Lily Diego and Brian Heyburn, both DCC staff and two members of the performing arts organization “Erasing the Distance” joining the dialogue with the audience at the DCC and LCC event Countering Stigma Through Storytelling.

Join us for the Disability Pride Parade

Hello DCC Community,

We hope you are having a great Summer! The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) will be participating in the Disability Pride parade on July 21 in Downtown Chicago for the first time since the DCC became established this year. Please feel free to join us during the parade to show your support and your pride!

Location: The parade route will gather in the block behind the City library along Plymouth Ct., march over to Dearborn, then north to Daley Plaza–the same route it has used for the last several years. The after-parade celebration will be at Daley Plaza as in the past. For more information, check out the Disability Pride Parade Facebook page.

If you would like to join us, send us an email with your name and contact information by the end of day June 29 at:

Please note that we will send updates to those who indicate interest in marching with us.

Disability Cultural Center Library Guide

The Disability Cultural Center collaborates with the UIC Libraries to provide resources related to disability culture, history, and identity to the UIC community.  The library guide linked here is intended to connect DCC visitors to resources available at the UIC Libraries.

DCC Library Guide

Submissions for the Anthology: "Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color" has been extended until August 30, 2018 at midnight.

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. is holding open submissions for personal stories, poems, essays and other short stories to be featured in an upcoming anthology, Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. Editors, Dr. Julie Jung and Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., with all proceeds from the anthology going to the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

Detour, 2018-2019 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Call for Entries:

Announcing Detour, the 2018-2019 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program competition and exhibition!  The Detour call for art is now open and accepting submissions. Help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, and help us showcase art that takes us in new direction and celebrates the unexpected.


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