Public Forum with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb invites Oak Park and River Forest residents to attend a community forum on Wednesday, October 29, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library.

This forum will focus on intergovernmental cooperation among the various taxing bodies. “Taxpayers are not an endless resource,” said President Abu-Taleb. “All elected officials need to work together to use your tax dollars efficiently and effectively.”

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Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

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