"Black Labor, White Wealth" Book Discussion-Pt.2

"Black Labor, White Wealth" Book Discussion-Pt.2

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This 4 part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2Sep. 9 - Part 3Oct. 14 - Part 4

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Inside Out: Celebrating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Inside Out: Celebrating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join the Community Mental Health Board, NAMI Metro Suburban and the library in celebrating Minority
Mental Health Awareness Month. This free family event includes a screening of the movie Inside Out,
a post-movie kid's discussion, art projects, snacks, and lunch.

NAMI Metro-Suburban is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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MTAM "Juneteenth" event

MTAM "Juneteenth" event

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2017:Cimarron Spirit

Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2017:Cimarron Spirit

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Sounds of Street Vendors (12 min, 2015) Cimarron Spirit (54 min, 2016)View and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Youth Conference

Youth Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Teens explore issues of Restorative Justice, including: FOR Teens BY Teens: Creating Empowering Youth Spaces Through Art, Reflecting, Unpacking, and Confronting Racism Through Theater, Addressing Microaggressions in the Clasroom, For White Folks in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy (using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop mus

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Event Type: 
Youth Conference

Youth Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Teens explore issues of Restorative Justice, including: FOR Teens BY Teens: Creating Empowering Youth Spaces Through Art, Reflecting, Unpacking, and Confronting Racism Through Theater, Addressing Microaggressions in the Clasroom, For White Folks in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy (using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop mus

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
Event Type: 
Youth Conference

Youth Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Teens explore issues of Restorative Justice, including: FOR Teens BY Teens: Creating Empowering Youth Spaces Through Art, Reflecting, Unpacking, and Confronting Racism Through Theater, Addressing Microaggressions in the Clasroom, For White Folks in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy (using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop mus

Location: 
Main Library
Event Type: 
Youth Conference

Youth Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Teens explore issues of Restorative Justice, including: FOR Teens BY Teens: Creating Empowering Youth Spaces Through Art, Reflecting, Unpacking, and Confronting Racism Through Theater, Addressing Microaggressions in the Clasroom, For White Folks in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy (using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop mus

Location: 
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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