What is One on One?

One on One is a half hour Facebook live event with cohosts Dr. Ada Cheng, Engagement & Outreach Specialist with the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), and Moisés Villada, Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) at UIC. Through a series of interviews with a variety of guests, Moisés and Dr. Ada connect on a personal and human level that aims to foster comfort and vulnerability. One on One events are held the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 12:30-1:00 pm.

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Meet the Cohosts

  • Moisés Villada

    Moisés Villada has been working at the GSC since 2007. He has a long history of working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) communities and organizations in the city of Chicago including About Face Theater, Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), Chicago History Museum, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Entre Familia: PFLAG En Español, and Roosevelt University.

    Associate Director at GSC
    He/Him/His

  • Dr. Ada Cheng

    Ada is an educator who comes to UIC with a strong background in race, gender, immigration and gender-based violence. Her interests span multiple fields: academia, storytelling and performance art, and advocacy. Ada has been a faculty member in Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies at DePaul University and recently served as a project specialist on gender-based violence prevention initiatives with KAN-WIN, a Chicago organization that provides support, education and advocacy for Asian American women survivors of interpersonal violence.

    Education and Outreach Specialist, Campus Advocacy Network
    She/Her/Hers

Upcoming Livestreams

Currently there are no scheduled livestreams. Keep up to date on upcoming livestreams via our website and on social media!

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of both Dr. Ada, Dr. Kishonna L. Gray, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Dr. Kishonna L. Gray

Dr. Kishonna L. Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies at UIC. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism.

 

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (She/Her/Hers)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of both Dr. Ada, Dr. Karen Su, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Dr. Karen Su

Dr. Karen Su is a Clinical Assistant Professor and GLAS Director of Undergraduate Studies at UIC. In her creative work, Prof. Su focuses on children’s picture books featuring Asian American life stories. She was chosen to participate in a mentorship program with Maya Gonzalez at Reflection Press in 2017 and was a We Need Diverse Books mentee in 2018.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Dr. Karen Su (She/Her/Hers)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, Jennifer M. Jackson, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Jennifer M. Jackson

Jennifer M. Jackson is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Coordinator at the UIC. As a disabled, African American, woman, advocacy of underrepresented populations is an essential aspect of her work. Jennifer currently serves as the Co-Chair for the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) and as Executive Board Member for the Illinois Library Association (ILA).

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Jennifer M. Jackson (She/Her/Hers)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, Veronica Arreola, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Veronica Arreola

Veronica Arreola is the Program Director at UIC’s Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science (L@s GANAS). Veronica is a nationally recognized expert on women in higher education and a women’s rights advocate.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Veronica Arreola (She/Her/They)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, JT Turner, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with JT Turner

JT Turner is the Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC. Prior to UIC, JT worked at Northwestern University in multicultural student affairs with a focus on outreach and support for LGBTQ+ students. As a scholar practitioner, JT has focused their work on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
JT Turner (They/Them/Their)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, Rich Havard, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Rich Havard

Rich Havard is a Pastor and Executive Director at The Inclusive Collective. He has also completed intensive trainings in non-profit leadership through North Park University and in antiracism through Crossroads.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Rich Havard (He/Him/His)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, Mario Lucero, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero is an Associate Director at UIC’s Rafael Cintrón Latino Cultural Center. As an artist and educator, he believes that social justice art must be informed, strategic, and accessible—and always with an intersectional lens—in order to build critical consciousness within the Latinx community and beyond.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Mario Lucero (He/Him/His)

 

Promo poster for the GSC's One on One livestreams. Background is a dark blue background with light blue spiral circles. The One on One logo is at the top of the poster, with the information of the livestream in white text below. Pictures of Dr. Ada, Dr. Margaret Fink, and Moisés are side by side in squares next to each other with their respective titles below. Another description about the event is in text below that as well as both the UIC Campus Advocacy Network and GSC logo at the bottom.

One on One with Dr. Margaret Fink

Dr. Margaret Fink is the Director at UIC’s Disability Cultural Center. Margaret’s academic interests focus around representations of disability and everydayness, particularly the formal choices that build certain concepts of disability in relationship to race.

Moisés Villada (He/Him/His)
Dr. Ada Cheng (She/Her/Hers)
Dr. Margaret Fink (She/Her/Hers)