THE BLAZING MARGINS

focused on providing UIC's BIPOC communities a space for solidarity and educational discussions through seminars, events, and a literary magazine

We opened a space to discuss generational wealth and related topics such as how it connects to homeownership and redlining. Feel free to watch our recording of the discussion!

CO-PRESIDENT

ABOUT JIWON LEE:
year: junior
major/minor: neuroscience
one goal of TBM: connecting with fellow members of the BIPOC community and sharing/validating each other's experiences!


CO-PRESIDENT

ABOUT JORGE MENDEZ:
year: junior
major/minor: biological sciences (MCOB conc.) with a Sociology Minor
one goal of TBM: Facilitating a close-knit community of bipoc leaders exuberant to grow together!


SECRETARY

ABOUT ANDREA SY:
year: junior
major/minor: english
one goal of TBM: Being able to learn and grow from learning more about the BIPOC community and experiences.


TREASURER

ABOUT GRACIE KOH
year: freshman
major/minor: undecided
one goal of TBM: Growing closer to my E-board members and gaining a lot of perspective from my peer's/BIPOC community' experiences


SEMINAR CHAIR

ABOUT SPENCER HUYNH:
year: junior
major/minor: biological sciences
one goal of TBM: organizing seminars that feature BIPOC voices from the local community as well as the UIC community!


LITERARY HEAD

ABOUT AISHI ZHAO:
year: junior
major/minor: neuroscience with a global asian studies minor
one goal of TBM: providing a safe and welcoming creative outlet for BIPOC Community to express their voices and experiences.


SERVICE CHAIR

ABOUT ALAA MOHAMED:
year: junior
major/minor: biomedical engineering
one goal of TBM: creating long-term relationships with service and volunteering that truly benefit the BIPOC community.


POLICY HISTORIAN

ABOUT HARINI MARCHADI:
year: junior
major/minor: biological sciences and history majors with spanish for professions minor
one goal of TBM: hosting discussions with other students about BIPOC issues and getting the opportunity to both educate and learn from my fellow students!


MARKETING CHAIR

ABOUT NALLELY RAMIREZ:
year: junior
major/minor: neuroscience
one goal of TBM:getting others involved in this organization so we can all have a space to share our experiences and support each other!


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here are some resources to learn, support and uplift Indigenous Diversity.


Below you'll find resources that have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.

this is a website that you utilize to support the the Black Lives Matter Movement. It includes petitions to sign, as well as policies you can vote for and organizations to donate to.


here is a basic history of the crisis undergoing Palestine, as well as resources such as petitions and places to donate.

If you haven’t heard, TBM has been hard at work putting together a literary magazine where UIC’s BIPOC community can express themselves and their experiences. We are happy to announce that the first edition of our publication is out now!
The biggest shoutout to our editorial team and of course every person who submitted their piece.

We are a social justice organization catered to serving UIC students in BIPOC communities through the works of our various committees.

We currently are functioning with 5 committes:
Seminar
Policy
Fundraising
Marketing
Service
Editorial Board

Any inquiries about applictaion or other concerns can be sent to [email protected]

click the link or scan to apply!