Oakton Joins Community Celebration of Chinese Culture
(Feb. 22, 2017) Join Oakton Community College for the community-wide celebration of “Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township,” which this year spotlights Chinese culture. The program, now in its eighth year, features book discussions, films, lectures, special events and much more.
“Coming Together” activities will take place at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, including the following:
- “Festival of Chinese Culture,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 (Room P104). Join Oakton’s student clubs and community members for a festival of music, dance, food and fun. Admission is $3 (children 5 and under may attend for free).
- “China’s Foreign Policy,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 (Room P103). George Lungu, Oakton professor of political science, will lead a discussion about China’s foreign policy and the challenges it poses to the American-led order.
- “American Born Chinese,” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11 (Room A151). Celebrate National Library Week with a book discussion of a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, national ambassador for Young People’s Literature and MacArthur fellow.
- “Building Bridges Not Walls: How Judaic Studies Came to China,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13 (Room A145). Beverly Friend, Oakton emeritus faculty member, will share her personal story of the friendship between her late husband and a professor from Nanjing University. Learn how this unique connection led to an explosion of Judaic studies in China.
Events at the college are sponsored by the Oakton Community College Library. For a full list of Coming Together activities, visit comingtogether.in.