The UIC Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy’s
Race, Sexuality and Violence Series
and the Gender and Sexuality Center present

A Community Forum to Celebrate, Educate, and Create Alliances

Wed April 9, 3-5pm
Student Center East, Room 613
750 S. Halsted Street

A forum to discuss gender identity, race and the right to medical
access, and why the new trans* inclusive health policy at UIC matters to
all of us. Ask questions, learn something new, build bridges and
celebrate the new policy. We will screen the new GSC video about
bringing trans* health coverage to UIC, roll out a Frequently Asked
Questions sheet about coverage and more, hear from our panel and answer
your questions. Don’t miss it!

-Aja Blalark, UIC student, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs;
community advisory board member of Chicago House and their Trans Life
Center Program.
-Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Associate
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, UIC College of Medicine.
-Jae Szeszycki-Truesdell, MA, MPH, Health Promotion Specialist,
Transgender Services, API Wellness Center, San Francisco, CA; UIC alum
and leader of the UIC trans* health initiative.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Ryan Viloria at or Find us on Facebook too.

Join United Faculty and SEIU members at the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday, January 22nd at Student Center West at 9:30 am as we urge the university to negotiate and fairly settle their contracts.

9:30 AM-10:30AM
United Faculty action at Board of Trustees Meeting
Meet in Student Center West lobby
We will be holding signs urging the University to negotiate with the faculty union and not force them to strike.
11:00 AM-1:00PM
SEIU Rally
Student Center West Quad
SEIU will be holding a rally demanding that the University save their steps. SEIU has an annual raise for all employees built into their contract called “steps.” The University wants to replace these annual raises with the general campus raise system. Campus raises and infrequent and lower than SEIU’s steps and would mean that employees would see fewer and smaller raises over their years at UIC. SEIU and the University are entering federal mediation in their negotiations in hopes they will be able to come to an agreement that keeps their steps in place without a strike.