We are excited to announce our Spring 2015 schedule of events. Please note that these events will NOT be held in the library due to our remodeling project. These events will be held in Building F or Building M.
The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F
We welcome University of Michigan sociologist Atef Said for this special lecture. Atef Said has worked as a human rights attorney and has authored books on torture in Egypt. He is currently studying the Egyptian revolution of 2011. This event is organized by Moraine Valley’s Global and Diversity Education.
Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio
February 17, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
The 1960s are remembered as an era of popular activism, of people demonstrating and organizing for justice, equality, and peace. Writing was also a key way of making change, and James Baldwin, through his novels and his essays, was on the cutting edge in the 1960s, challenging injustice and inequality based on race and sexuality. This talk featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago scholar John D’Emilio will explore Baldwin’s life and work in this important era. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.
Moraine Valley Library Science Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., Library
All the details for each of the entry tracks can be found on the new MVCC STEM site! Just click on the Library Science Fair tab.
En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)
La gastronomie française: un patrimoine mondial, un goût du paradis.
(French fine cooking: a global heritage, a taste of paradise)
February 26th, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Moraine Room 3, Building M
Interested in French culinary and dining customs? Want to learn some useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering various dishes in French restaurants here and abroad? Would you like to sample some fine French food? Then you do not want to miss this culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.
GASP! A Discussion by Gender and Sexual Minority Students
Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30pm – 1:45pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
Members of Moraine Valley’s GASP (Gender and Sexual Progress club) discuss their experiences. They will discuss challenges faced in the world in general, in their lives before they arrived at MVCC, and as MVCC students. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.
Domestic Violence and LGBT Community featuring Jennifer Nye, Community Educator from Pillars
April 16th, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Location TBA
Domestic violence has no boundaries. Domestic violence effects women, men, children of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, education background, and sexual orientation. Members of the LGBT community face additional barriers in finding resources and support when confronting domestic violence within their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “ 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Jennifer Nye, Community Educator from Pillars, will explore these issues and help us raise awareness. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.