OP Public Health Dept. forum

OP Public Health Dept. forum

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Black Mental Health: the psychology of trauma and the art of well-being

Black Mental Health: the psychology of trauma and the art of well-being

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Black Out Poetry Slam

Black Out Poetry Slam

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contemporary Issues in Immigration: Attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Carlina Tapiai-Ruano

Contemporary Issues in Immigration: Attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Carlina Tapiai-Ruano

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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