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.

DCC News and Events

Feb 5 2019

Week 4: Our Stories

Tuesday , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-461
Feb 19 2019

Week 6: Bodyminds

Tuesday , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-461

The Disability Cultural Center Premiere Sept. 11

The DCC premiere was held Sept. 11, 2018, with a program of performance, library and community display of resources at Richard J. Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan Street.

Performances by leading Chicago artists with disabilities were featured, including Nura Aly on violin, poetry by Timotheus Gordon, dance duet by Kris Lenzo and Anita Kenney, and a solo show by Arlene Malinowski.

Dr. Carrie Sandahl, associate professor, College of Applied Health Sciences and head of the Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities at UIC, presented the topic “What is Disability Culture?”

  1. Jennifer Fontaine
    Amalia Pallares, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity (right) and Lily Diego-Johnson, Accommodation Coordinator at the Disabilty Cultural Center (left).
  2. Jennifer Fontaine
    Roxana Stupp, Interim Director of the Disability Cultural Center (right) and Lily Diego-Johnson, Accommodation Coordinator at the Disabilty Cultural Center (left).

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