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Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township

Join Oakton Community College for the community-wide celebration of “Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township,” which this year spotlights ancient and contemporary Korean culture. The program, now in its fifth year, features book discussions, films, lectures, special events, and much more.

Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road, will host Korean Immigration: The Long Road on Monday, February 10, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Room 1604. From early 20th century labor migrants to those who arrived following sweeping immigration reform in 1965, Koreans have been an increasingly strong presence in the United States. Examine the history of Korean immigration, as well as some of the current experiences of Korean immigrants and Americans with Korean heritage.

Additional “Coming Together” activities will take place at the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue:

  • Korean Festival
    Thursday, February 27, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Room P103-104.
  • Korean Comfort Women of World War II: Past and Present
    Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Room P103.
  • Everything Asian: A Novel Book Discussion
    Thursday, March 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Room A151.

For a full list of “Coming Together in Skokie” events, visit

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