Meet Gabriela Rodil, an Oak Park resident, writer, and contributor to "Today's Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity." Born and raised in Brazil, Gabriela has since lived or worked on extended assignments in more than 20 countries including Canada, Mexico, China, Belgium, France, Argentina, Guatemala, Italy and the US. She is fluent in speaking Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English
Meet Ann Filmer, founder and artistic
director of 16th Street Theatre, and other actors who are working on the
Did you know that online applications are run through a tracking system used as a screening tool by employers? Learn what to watch out for and how to answer questions, as well as tips and techniques for optimizing your resume for an Applicant Tracking System. Presenter: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now. .
Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: David Preciade, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.
Find common hopes and dreams between people then and now. Seasoned storytellers Megan Wells and Amy Lowe share a "first-person musical narrative about coming to America." This immigrant story is woven with engaging memorable songs about the journey by boat, through storm, Lady Liberty, doctors at the dock, the anxious processing at Ellis Island, detention in the hospital and reunited families.
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "El Norte," the story of two indigenous
Mayan teens who flee war-torn Guatamala and attempt to slip into
California without documentation.
This 1983 film is directed by Gregory Nava. (139 minutes).
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "In America," a film about an undocumented Irish family who struggles to start a new life in New York City. This 2003 film is directed by Jim Sheridan (105 minutes).
Composed of some of Chicago's finest jazz and Latin musicians and led by bassist/composer Steven Hashimoto, the group has been active in Chicago's vital jazz scene for 10 years and combines jazz improvisation with Latin and Caribbean rhythms. This NEA Big Read program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.