Clarence Mitchell Library Presents:   Spring 2018 Programs

Black History Month A Glorious Cause: The Anti-Slavery Movement in Chicago from 1838-1860

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Clarence Mitchell Library

LeNie Adolphson is a native of Chicago and history instructor at HCC. She received her bachelors and masters degrees in history from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is pursuing her PhD in history at Northern Illinois University.

Adolphson will share information from her recent research on this topic.  Her study analyzes how Chicago activists responded to national and local developments in the antebellum era.  It provides an in-depth examination of the Chicago Anti-Slavery Society's goals, methods and procedures.  The research contributes new knowledge to the historiography of Chicago's abolitionist past and seeks to fill the vast gap within the existing scholarship.

Friday Forums: Sense and Sensibility

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Clarence Mitchell Library

Theatre Arts students will present selections from their upcoming spring production, Sense and Sensibility.

Palindrome: A Poetry Workshop with Matt Muse

Date: Tuesday, April 3 2018

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Clarence Mitchell Library

Matt Muse, Young Chicago Authors teaching artist, poet and rapper will present a poetry writing workshop. YCA Teaching Artists show students different approaches to writing, often using pieces by acclaimed contemporary poets and lyricists as a starting point, and give students writing prompts to begin the work of crafting individual and group pieces. All of YCA's work asks students to approach writing as experts of their own experiences.  Young people have a lot to say and asking a simple question--"Where are you from?" --elicits profound stories that reflect the realities of growing up in today's society.


Friday Forums

Consider sharing your work with the rest of the HCC campus at a Friday Forum. Students, faculty and staff applications for Friday Forums programs are invited.  Past programs have included 30 - 50 minute presentations by various students, faculty and student groups.


Friday Forums applications (PDF format):  student application   faculty/staff application


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