Upcoming Event: Filmmaker Qasim Basir Visits Moraine Valley

We are excited to announce this event featuring filmmaker Qasim Basir! This is free and open to the public.

Pursuing Creativity with a Purpose: Filmmaker Qasim Basir Visits Moraine Valley
Thursday, April 4th, 11 am, Building L, Library Lounge
For over 100 years of film and TV, the narrative of this country, and much of the world, has been controlled by a small group of people. And it has shaped the way people see different cultures, faiths, and communities – many times, in an imbalanced way. It has only been in the last 20-30 years that more diverse voices have been able to speak their truths and contribute to the re-education of a portrayal that’s been one-sided for far too long. This is the day to hear and tell the truth about who we are, in whatever medium you choose, to create a country that is meant to be “United.” Acclaimed film maker Qasim Basir will visit Moraine Valley to discuss his work and process. Special event that is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America program.

Readings from We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

The MVCC Forensics Team (speech team) perform sections of the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino. This event is intended to give voice to the survivors in the book. This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You program.

Selections performed:
The Teal Forks Timeline – Fabiana Diaz read by Haley Carrero
From “The Elegy of I” – Sari Rachel Forshner read by Natalie Jurcik
Accepting Entropy: How My Dad Used the Second Law of Thermodynamics to Teach Me How to Survive – Liz Weiderhold read by Abby Hanrahan
Surprising Bravery of Others – Anonymous V read by Stephanie McFann
From “The Elegy of I” – Sari Rachel Forshner read by Natalie Jurcik
Dear Abuelita – Andrea Pino read by Jennifer Gutierrez
Slowly, You Start Forgetting – Anonymous V read by Stephanie McFann
The After – Sari Rachel Forshner read by Natalie Jurcik
The Unoptional Journey – Isabella Calderonread by Isabella Calderon
How to Become an Activist – Annie Clark and Andrea Pino read by Jennifer Gutierrez Abby Hanrahan, Stephanie McFann, Natalie Jurcik, & Isabel Calderon

Performed and posted on YouTube with the permission of the authors and Henry Holt and Company.

Readings from We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

The audio of this discussion is available below:

The Underground Church in North Korea: Life Across the 38th Parallel

Special guest Dr. Augustine Sohn, physician and associate professor at the University of Illinois, discusses his experience as a missionary in Korea. He will talk about the background, history, politics, religion, and the separation of North and South Korea. He will connect Christianity to the underground church, and talk about the connection with his church and North Korea. This event is organized by Moraine Valley’s Christian Fellowship.

The Underground Church in North Korea: Experiencing Life Across the 38th Parallel

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Emergency Response and Safety at MVCC: Chief Patrick O’Connor

In 2014, MVCC Police Chief Patrick O’Connor spoke in our library about safety issues including the College’s response and procedures on active shooters. His talk is informative and reassuring. It may be a good moment to share this video.

Emergency Responses at Moraine Valley Featuring MVCC Police Chief Patrick O’Connor

Sexual Violence in America’s 20th Century

Sexual violence has been an often present and yet often little recognized component of American history. Associate Professor Josh Fulton examines the role gender has played in the American story in the 20th century, and how prevalent sexual violence was throughout key periods in this time in America–from the ‘Jazz Age,’ the Jim Crow South, the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You program.

Sexual Violence in America’s 20th Century

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Live Museum and Monologues Project: A Black History Month Event

Hear their stories. Learn about prominent black historical figures followed by a discussion on the history, role and impact they had on society. Figures include: Katherine Johnson, Barack Obama, The Supremes, James Baldwin and Misty Copeland. This event is part of MVCC’s Black History Month Celebration.

Live Museum and Monologues Project: A Black History Month Event

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Why Suffer in Silence? Questioning Mental Illness Stigmas and Empowering the African-American Community

Moraine Valley students will hear about emotional suffering as well as mental stigmas in the African-American community. The session discusses how to empower one another and begin the path to healing and hope. This event is part of MVCC’s Black History Month Celebration.

Why Suffer in Silence? Questioning Mental Illness Stigmas and Empowering the African-American Community

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Hot, Warm, & Cool: Healthy Romantic Relationships

Over the centuries love has been described and defined in many different ways. Intimacy, passion and commitment are the warm, hot and cool elements of a healthy romantic relationship. Join us for an overview and discussion about what comprises a healthy romantic relationship and learn what prevents you from having the relationship you want and deserve. This event is being organized by the Counseling and Career Development Center as part of our One Book, One College program on the book We Believe You.

Hot, Warm, & Cool: Healthy Romantic Relationships

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The Role of the House of Wisdom: Translating, Preserving and Creating New Knowledge in Mosques, Schools, and Libraries

This interactive lecture introduces the value placed on libraries, mosques, schools, and the House of Wisdom during the Golden Age of Islam, for this is where the vibrant culture of learning and discoveries thrived. It looks at the respected place given to librarians, translators, scientists, philosophers, and thinkers who translated and studied books from different lands, and created more knowledge and advanced understanding. Audiences will hear about a few of the many developments that occurred in these important places of learning. Special event that is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America program.

The Role of the House of Wisdom: Translating, Preserving and Creating New Knowledge in Mosques, Schools, and Libraries

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Progress in Stopping Sexual Assault? #MeToo, Public Outcry Finding a New Normal

Recent high-profile sexual assault/harassment revelations in politics, entertainment, and journalism has shifted the national conversation, asking us to reckon with the structures that normalize harassment, protect abusers, and silence victims. This faculty and staff panel will discuss this current wave of accusations and its roots in rape culture, taking into consideration how we arrived at this historic moment and what possibilities exist for a more just future. This event is part of our One Book, One College program on the book We Believe You.

Progress in Stopping Sexual Assault? #MeToo, Public Outcry Finding a New Normal

The audio of this discussion is available below: