Disco Demolition Exhibit

This is part three in the series of things to do in Chicago this summer.

In the exhibit “Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died,” the Elmhurst History Museum has gathered memorabilia from an infamous July 1979 event during a doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. That day, radio station WLUP sponsored a promotion featuring DJ Steve Dahl, and anyone who brought a disco album to the park got in for 98 cents. The plan was to blow up the disco albums on the field after the first game. The albums were blown up, and then thousands of fans went out on the field and would not leave until the police showed up. The Sox had to forfeit the second game because of the condition of the field.

The book from 2016 about the historic night is available in the library. The Elmhurst History Museum is at 120 E. Park Avenue in Elmhurst. www.elmhursthistory.org

Hamilton: Social Justice Lessons from Critical Race Theory

We were honored to welcome Dr. Tony Dunbar this past February to offer perspectives on the musical Hamilton as part of our One Book program. Now, Dr. Dunbar has transformed his talk into a series of videos to share.

Event description: Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a lens and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton as the context, we can begin to understand the importance and impact of Social Justice. The success of Hamilton as performance art, popular culture phenomenon, as well as a successful business franchise lends opportunity to identify, discuss, and perhaps even embrace the spirit of Diverse forms of expression along with better utilizing the cultural, political, and economic benefits of more Inclusive practices.This talk was given as part of our One Book program on the musical Hamilton.

Hamilton: Social Justice Lessons from Critical Race Theory (Part 1 of 3)

Hamilton: Social Justice Lessons from Critical Race Theory (Part 2 of 3)

Hamilton: Social Justice Lessons from Critical Race Theory (Part 3 of 3)

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services

Our 2017-2018 One Book Program focuses on the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. As are preparing for our fall program of events, we have updated the resources page on the One Book website.

We have added sexual assault and domestic violence services on campus and off campus. One of our goals of the One Book program is to make students, faculty, and staff aware of these services so that anyone who needs them can access them.

Fall 2017: Comics, Fandom, and Dungeons and Dragons #comicsculture

We are excited to announce our schedule for the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium. This is a fun event which is free and open to the public. In addition to the talks listed below, we will have local artists and comic shops selling books, manga, games, toys, and more. Something for everyone!

Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom
Wednesday, Sept 27, 1pm – 1:50pm, Library Lounge Building L
Faculty members discuss their own fan subcultures from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Glee, to Star Trek, to 70s sports, and more. How do fans come together to share ideas? How do fans expand on meanings and themes found within stories, time periods, or genres that they love? This will be a fun discussion about pop culture, hobbies, games and other realms of fandom.

Featured Event: Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process
Thursday, Sept 28, 9:30pm-10:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Award-winning illustrator and author visits Moraine Valley to share his creative process. Dan is a Moraine Valley alum who has written graphic novels, comic books, newspaper articles, and comic strips. His work has been featured online and in print.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend
Thursday, Sept 28, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L
An estimated 20 million people worldwide have played Dungeons and Dragons – the original roleplaying game of adventure, treasure, and camaraderie. We will briefly talk about the game’s history, influence, and a brief discussion of gameplay. Questions welcome!

Fall Preview We Believe You

Preview of the 2017-2018 One Book Program on We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. For more information visit: http://onebook.morainevalley.edu

Fall Preview: We Believe You | One Book, One College, 2017-2018

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

We preview the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium which will be held on September 27 and 28, 2017. This event will feature artists, writers, gamers, and topics on pop culture. Learn more at:
http://ext.morainevalley.edu/comicsculture.
Fall Preview: 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

The audio of this discussion is available below:

2017-2018 One Book to focus on campus sexual assault

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino’s book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out has been selected as the 2017-2018 One Book, One College text. Copies of the books are available in the Library for checkout or for sale in the College Bookstore.

The One Book program will focus on a range of themes relating to sexual assault, victim advocacy, healthy relationships, and others. Visit the One Book, We Believe You website for more information. This program is a collaboration between the Library, Counseling and Career Development, and the College Bookstore.

The following events are part of the proposed schedule of events:

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us!

The Hunting Ground Film Screening & Discussion of Campus Sexual Assault
Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
The Hunting Ground is the 2015 documentary that ignited the national debate about campus sexual assault. It highlights the failings and challenges of colleges and universities as victims seeks support and justice. This event will use a portion of the documentary as a way to talk about campus sexual assault. This will include a discussion of the support services and processes that are in place at Moraine Valley to address sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health
Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This program will address sociological, psychological and practical ideas and concerns related to sexual health and relationships. Topics may include sex positivity, obtaining consent, consensual sex, communication, STD/STI prevention and dispelling sexual myths and misconceptions.

Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions
Tuesday, October 24th, 11am-12:15pm, Moraine Rooms, Building M
“Sex Signals is an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. Sex Signals enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.”

“Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community”
Thursday, November 9th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L
Presenters from the Center on Halsted will review the unique and specific issues of violence within the LGBTQ community and how they differ from heterosexual communities. Presenter will focus on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. Presenter will also provide tips and resources to those working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence.

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues

We are excited to host a series of student presentations on a range of social issues. These discussions are available on the library’s YouTube channel (links below).

These students are in Mike McGuire’s composition classes. They are presenting their research and experiences on their service learning projects.


Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 1 Session 1)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 1 Session 2)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2 Session 1)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2 Session 2)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2, session 3)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 3, session 1)

Hamilton: The Revolution Co-Author Jeremy McCarter at Moraine Valley

Moraine Valley Community College hosted Jeremy McCarter, co-author of “Hamilton: The Revolution,” Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine Arts and Performing Center. McCarter’s presentation was part of Moraine Valley’s One Book, One College, a collaborative effort between the college’s Library and Bookstore. The event is made possible by Moraine Valley’s Liberal Arts and Student Engagement subdivisions, and the Library.

Hamilton: The Revolution Co-Author Jeremy McCarter at Moraine Valley

The audio of this discussion is available below: