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Cultural Programming

Through a critical lens and interdisciplinary approach, the External Programming Series (EPS), consisting of three sub-series – the Emergent Speakers Series, Artists Uprising Series and the Creative-self Studios Series – features locally and nationally recognized lecturers, artists and performers who specialize in key areas related to diversity and culture, to provide unique perspectives and conversations on relevant, contemporary identity and social justice issues. The EPS supports holistic student development across cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal dimensions and integrative learning through multiple modalities. The events seek to complement and supplement the formal classroom experience within the spirit of public intellectualism and community-building. In keeping with our departmental mission, the External Programming Series intentionally centralizes and focuses event content on historically marginalized and silenced narratives and identities.

  • The Center for Identity, Inclusion & Social Change is proud to announce our programming theme for the 2016/2017 academic year – Envisioning a New Beginning. This theme celebrates the journey and evolution of the Center and is especially relevant as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. By focusing on each facet of the new name as pillars our programs will promote artistic, intellectual and critical expression. Review our announcement letter here for more detailed information.

Learn More

You can find more detailed information about our cultural programming by viewing the Artists Uprising Series, Creative-self Studio Series, and Emergent Speaker Series pages.

DiverCITY Program

The Chicago DiverCity Program explores Chicago’s various neighborhoods and cultural institutions. Students have the opportunity to learn about the rich history and cultures of Chicago while being exposed to the complex historical, social, political, and economic factors that impact local communities.


Celebrations are community focused, annual, signature programs. They include our three Breakfasts- Dolores Huerta Breakfast, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, and Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson Breakfast. Other programs include CommUnity Fest, LGBTQA Welcome Reception, Festival of Lights, and Lavendar Graduation and Stonewall Awards.