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Disability Dialogue: Identity, Culture & Community Heading link

Explore your disability identity and culture in a safe and affirming space. This series will use your experiences of disability as knowledge. Participants need to commit to all four sessions. Associate Director of DRC Sara Vogt and Disability Studies student Liz Thomson will co-facilitate the interactive sessions.

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27
3:00-4:45 p.m.
Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Email Liz Thomson at by September 29 with your name and any
accommodation needs. We are committed to a dialogue that is accessible, inclusive,
and welcoming of diverse students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students of
all majors and academic disciplines.

Co-organized by:
UIC Disability Resource Center,
UIC Dialogue Initiative,

Words Matter! Campaign 2016 Heading link

image of two people holding pronoun signs

In academic year 2015-16, the UIC Dialogue Initiative collaborated with the UIC Office of Diversity on the campus-wide Words Matter! campaign. We had professional photographs taken of students, faculty, and staff holding up a word that held significance for them in some way. Then, this summer, we created curriculum and did test pilots with different student groups. We also finalized various graphic designs and the gallery walk posters, which will be used during the fall workshops.

We’re now very excited to debut Words Matter! this fall. We’re ready to engage in dialogue with students, faculty, and staff across both campuses. All workshops are free, open to students, faculty, and staff, and include lunch. For more information and to RSVP, visit:

"Pieces," a Dialogue Initiative Art Series & Exhibit Heading link

Below is a video by Campus Housing from the Pieces’ Quad event, on September 23. Closed Captions available. Heading link