ALTour UIC

ALTour UIC ALTour UIC is a campus-based tour and source of lesser known, as well as under-represented, organizi

ALTour UIC, spearheaded by the MUSE program, is currently investigating important, yet by and large under exposed histories of student organizing on the UIC campus. We are going to be offering guided and unguided tours of these spaces that we walk by and engage with every day in order to shed some new light on the oftentimes complicated histories of the grounds of UIC.

ALTourUIC presentation is happening this weekend at the ICOM CECA 2015 Conference in DC!
09/19/2015

ALTourUIC presentation is happening this weekend at the ICOM CECA 2015 Conference in DC!

04/30/2015

Our final tour is today! Meet us at the Jane Addams Hull-House (800 S. Halsted) today at 2:30 and make sure you bring a jacket! The event is in the comments, we hope to see you there!

We just finished up a very successful tour  #3! Here's a little photo of us discussing the limiting of sweatshops at the...
04/23/2015

We just finished up a very successful tour #3! Here's a little photo of us discussing the limiting of sweatshops at the UIC bookstore. We have one final tour that we just added today, more information on that shortly!

A huge thanks to everyone who was able to come to our first two tours yesterday! If you were unable to make it, there is...
04/20/2015

A huge thanks to everyone who was able to come to our first two tours yesterday! If you were unable to make it, there is still one more coming this Thursday at 2:30. For now, I leave you with our first submission story, which discusses when a UIC student came head to head with the Teamsters Union.

Hope you enjoy!

Here’s our first submission story! Thanks so much to Jerry Zabel for filling us in on this history that may have been otherwise forgotten. I am probably the only student who went to 2 new student...

04/18/2015

Today is the day! Our two tours, which start at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607), are at 2 pm and 4 pm. Here's a video teaser for what to expect, we'll see you there!

Here's the group listening in to Lena, Mariam and Sandy on our practice run for the weekend. The story being told here w...
04/17/2015

Here's the group listening in to Lena, Mariam and Sandy on our practice run for the weekend.

The story being told here was of the Disabled Student Union's protest against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Garrett v. University of Alabama case. The outcomes here greatly stifled the Americans with Disabilities Act and made it impossible for state employees with disabilities to sue for damages if they were discriminated against.

While protesting, many outside accomplices came in support of the cause and made this event an extremely diverse and effective rally.

You can find out more about this protest and others starting this Saturday at 2:00 pm! Hope to see you there!

http://news.uic.edu/tours-remember-past-student-protestsA wonderful write-up of our project in UIC News!
04/16/2015

http://news.uic.edu/tours-remember-past-student-protests

A wonderful write-up of our project in UIC News!

In the Art and Design Studios building, for example, five protest posters are plastered to the ceiling, reminders of student rallies from the late 1960s and 70s. One poster says “Free Huey,” calling for the release of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton, who was imprisoned for killing a polic…

In less than one week, our tours officially begin! Starting Saturday, April 18th (with two tours) and again on April 23r...
04/13/2015

In less than one week, our tours officially begin! Starting Saturday, April 18th (with two tours) and again on April 23rd, students, faculty, alumni, and others interested can come and see what we've been planning. The information for the three tours can be found below in the comments.

We hope to see you there!

Keep your eyes peeled...our physical UIC map is almost ready to roll!
04/09/2015

Keep your eyes peeled...our physical UIC map is almost ready to roll!

04/09/2015

Our first tour is in 10 days! Feel free to share your UIC stories with us, we'll be sharing some of our own as well!

We'll see you on campus very soon!

Paul Durica of Pocket Guide to Hell paid us a visit yesterday to share some of his experiences researching, writing, and...
04/03/2015

Paul Durica of Pocket Guide to Hell paid us a visit yesterday to share some of his experiences researching, writing, and performing historical walking tours, talks, and reenactments around Chicago. Hearing what works, what doesn't, and what engages and activates audience participants was immensely helpful as we begin to write and implement the tour content. Per his advice, we should: make the tour accessible to a wide audience, engage in activities throughout our tour, use history to bring unlikely collaborators together, and above all remember that history belongs to everyone. Big thank you to Tori for bringing Paul in 👏 !!

Here's a shot of the ALTourUIC team in action! Much of this project is organizational, administrative, and planning orie...
04/01/2015

Here's a shot of the ALTourUIC team in action! Much of this project is organizational, administrative, and planning oriented - but great news! We have tour dates picked out. Saturday April 18 and Thursday April 23 our hard work will be realized in student-led UIC campus tours engaging in topics of history, activism, and student organizing! Check back for more details soon...

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