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Creating Justice Symposium

Creating Justice Symposium

April 12, 1pm-8pm
A symposium celebrating Art in People's Movements.
TenHoeve Center, Des Plaines campus

See our Facebook page for even more information about the artists.

Creating Justice will inspire more than your sense of justice: it will also get you moving. We will end the day with an energizing blast of music featuring Afro-Soul musician Ugochi and Hip Hop group Rebel Diaz. This artistic nourishment for our minds and bodies will be accompanied by a selection food for our enjoyment!


12:30-1 p.m. Registration & check-in (Ten Hoeve Center)

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Room 1608
Nicolas Lampert "Activist Art: Shared Tactics, Past and Present"

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Workshops, Panels and Presentations:  Session I

  • Political Theater: A discussion with Donna Blue Lachman, Jamil Khoury and Tara Mallen (Room 1606)
  • The Catastrophe and At Last, Okemah: Film screening and discussion with Michael Smith (Room TBA)
  • Hip Hop and Immigration: Workshop with Rebel Diaz (Room 1610)
  • Art and Organizing: A Conversation with visual artists Ricardo Levin Morales and Sabba Elahi (Room 1604)

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Workshops, Panels and Presentations: Session II

  • Creating a Collective Vision of Justice: Workshop with Tiffany Traylor (Room 1604)
  • Mosque Alert: Video play screening and discussion with Silk Road Rising (Room TBA)
  • Calypso Music as Social Commentary: Musical performance and presentation by Drew Gonsalves (Room 1608)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Musical Performances and Dinner in the Oakton Cafe

  • Spoken word poet Tiffany Traylor
  • Afro-Soul Musician Ugochi
  • Hip Hop group Rebel Diaz

Please REGISTER HERE for free.

You don't need to be an artist or an activist to participate in this event, but be prepared: it will make you want to imagine new possibilities for changing our world!


Academic Program

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From Korean to Russian to Urdu, Oakton introduces students to the world through programs in 11 modern languages.



April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

Full Academic Calendar