Real Talk: Climate & Advocacy (video)

Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist will present the real science and facts about climate change and its impacts on the Chicagoland region. Lincoln Cohen will speak about his experience in the Climate Reality Project, an intensive advocacy and awareness training program first developed by Al Gore. He will also discuss opportunities for the audience to engage in climate policy advocacy. This event is sponsored by the MVCC Center for Sustainability.

Real Talk: Climate & Advocacy

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Video: Male Victims of Rape and Survivorship

Brendan Yukins from Rape Victim Advocates discusses the most common reason for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in men: sexual violence. Society at large stigmatizes men who have been raped, from joking about them in the media to denying male victimization in the criminal justice system. Brendan will be delving into American masculinity, how it compounds trauma for male survivors, and how we can redefine masculinity as a society to create a world free of shame for the 1 in 6 men who will survive sexual violence in their lifetime. This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You program.

Male Victims of Rape and Survivorship

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Video: Pursuing Creativity with a Purpose: Filmmaker Qasim Basir

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.

Pursuing Creativity with a Purpose: Filmmaker Qasim Basir

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Taking Nanotechnology from Cleanroom to the Classroom: STEM Lecture

Do you know how diamond and graphene are created in the lab? Would you like to know how they’re applied and how they are changing our world? Learn from Argonne National Laboratory’s Anirudha Sumant. Nanotechnology (“nanotech”) is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale and is being utilized in many scientific areas right now. This event is part of Moraine Valley’s STEM Lecture Series.

Taking Nanotechnology from Cleanroom to the Classroom

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Upcoming Event: Real Talk: Climate & Advocacy

Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist will present the real science and facts about climate change and its impacts on the Chicagoland region.

Real Talk: Climate & Advocacy
Wednesday, April 18th , 11am-11:50am, noon-12:50pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist will present the real science and facts about climate change and its impacts on the Chicagoland region. Lincoln Cohen will speak about his experience in the Climate Reality Project, an intensive advocacy and awareness training program first developed by Al Gore. He will also discuss opportunities for the audience to engage in climate policy advocacy. Both will be available for more questions and discussion following the 12 PM. Refreshments will be provided after the 12PM presentation in the Library Cafe.

Upcoming Event: Male Victims of Rape and Survivorship

Don’t miss this event. Brendan Yukins from Rape Victim Advocates will be speaking about the most common reason for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in men: sexual violence.

Male Victims of Rape and Survivorship
Thursday, April 5th, 11am-12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Brendan Yukins from Rape Victim Advocates will be speaking about the most common reason for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in men: sexual violence. Society at large stigmatizes men who have been raped, from joking about them in the media to denying male victimization in the criminal justice system. Brendan will be delving into American masculinity, how it compounds trauma for male survivors, and how we can redefine masculinity as a society to create a world free of shame for the 1 in 6 men who will survive sexual violence in their lifetime. This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You 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

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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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