Illinois Regional Public Health Dept. Officer, Joseph Harrington and Oak Park Public Health Director, Mike Charley, will speak about the social determinants of health (the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age which in turn influence health status) and also discuss the public health work being done in Oak Park.
This interactive presentation will focus on racism through a trauma lens, and look at ways that historical racial traumas continue to influence contemporary society and the overall well-being of our communities. Attendees can expect to gain insight on how to reconcile these historical truths in an effort to build authentic relationships, engaged communities, and most of all, good mental health and wellness.
Listen up as youth poets from across Chicagoland take to the stage to compete and speak out about issues of social justice.
This event is organized by Oak Park youth.
Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.
Explore contemporary issues of immigration, particularly those that affect Oak Park, River Forest and our neighboring communities, with experienced immigration attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco and Carlina Tapia-Ruano.
Bang out beats and show off your rhymes! Or just come to listen and celebrate what we've recorded this summer.
Learn what oils can help with focus, stress reduction and immune system protection. Enjoy an essential oils demo and free raffle!
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.
Facebook fans and readers of Elizabeth Berg requested her to put together a collection of favorite postings -- and she did. Join us for a reading.