"I La Boo"

A great blog from our fellow Center for Diversity, the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARC)


Submitted by Kavya Poluru 

1st car: My brother and I, standing in front of our Family’s first car ever (I’m talking generations here!). It was a Manual Honda Civic that my dad and mom learned how to drive a car in.

1st Day of Kdg: Waiting to go to school for the first time. My brother wanted to come along because we were inseparable, but my parents bought him a toy car to keep him occupied while I was at school.

Baby Brother: My mom holding my brother when he was born in America! He’s the only one in our entire family (again, generations) who is a natural born American citizen and therefore the only one allowed to become 
President of the United States.

Birthday: My 5th and my brother’s 3rd birthday. I was born June 12, 1991, and he on June 17, 1993. Every year we used to buy two cakes, decorate the house, invite all our school friends and celebrate our birthdays together. Ever since high school we just go out with our friends independently. 

Yoshi sitting on Fabric: My two year old Jack Russell Terrier Yoshi sitting on gold silk fabric while I was trying to make a dress. He wanted some attention.

Submitted by De’Eric Fisher 

A woman grooms her father as he battles with chemotherapy


The Look of Love/Is in your eyes

A look your smile can’t disguise
The look of love/It’s saying so much more 
Than words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, 
Well, it takes my breath away.  - Burt Bacharach

What does love look like to you? Is it a smile—a heart—a rose?  Is it the warm sunshine that streams through an open window?  

Please post photos or images that symbolize love; a selection will be reproduced and mounted in the AACC gallery February 14 - March 2. 

Exhibition Opening Reception February 14, 1-3 pm

The African American Cultural Center at UIC is located in 200-207-209 Addams Hall on the UIC Campus.  312-996-9549 tel