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Upcoming Events

2020

January 
January 23th, 2020, Room E142 
“Dream Out Loud” Open House 
Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with a welcome and open house titled “Dream Out Loud”. 

February 
Black History Month – Keynote Presentation: 
Topic: Re-Imagining Young Adult Justice (Sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speaker Program) 
Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 
Time: 11:00 -12:00 noon 
Room: Batteau and Ivey 
Presenter: Ms. Elizabeth Clarke, Ms. Betsy Clarke is the founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative. 

February 26th, 2020 Batteau & TDR 
Diversity and Inclusion “Dream Out Loud” Entertainment Showcase – This is a wonderful opportunity for participants from JALC and the community to share creative expressions in the visual and performing arts and to deepen their understanding of the creativity, artistic and cultural expressions of the diverse racial and ethnic communities from which the college draws. The JALC Community has talented participants, so come and enjoy the show. We will have an essay contest, art contest, oratorical contest and an interpretive dance of peace contest. 

Also, the 2020 Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship Writing entry will be selected from the essay contest for this event. The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) provides this scholarship ($1,000.00) to the student who best articulates the peaceful messages of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All students at ICCTA member colleges are eligible to participate in the competition. John A. Logan College is a member and may submit one entry per academic year. Students interested must participate in the “Dream Out Loud” essay or oratorical contest in order to be selected to participate and represent JALC at the state level of the competition to win the $1000.00 scholarship competition. 

2020 ICCTA Gandhi / King Peace Scholarship – Nomination Form

March 
Women’s History Month Commemoration – March 24th, 2020, 11:00 – 1:00 PM Batteau & TDR 
Theme: Valiant Women of the Vote 

April 
World Music and Food Day – April 15th, 2020 Conference Center 

May 
National Society of Leadership and Success Induction – May 6, 2020, Batteau & TDR 

Multicultural Perspectives Series (MPS): 
For our Spring MPS programming, we are offering a Diversity Book (Reading) Club. We will focus on authors and works that promote critical thinking within the realm of diversity and inclusion. The book club will host a discussion based on the themes and topics in the selected books. A list of books will be available. 

This book club will offer an informal atmosphere for consciousness raising and collective intellectual engagement (just like the Multicultural Perspective Series). 

Dates: 
January 29 is our inaugural event: Discussion at 11:00 – 12:00 PM, Room-Terrace Dining Room (McCollum room) 

February – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Dates: Monday, February 24th, 2020 & Thursday, February 27th, 2020, Room C123A 

March – How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Alvarez 
Dates: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2020 & Thursday, March 23rd, 2020, Room C123A 

April – Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt 
Dates: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 & Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, Room C123A 

May – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie 
Dates: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 & Thursday, May 7th, 2020, Room C123A  

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Past Events

2019

EventDate and TimeLocation
Multicultural Perspective SeriesSeptember 18
11am – 12pm
Ivey Room
INCLUSIVE EMBRACE: A Paradigm of Universal DesignApril 24
1-2pm
JALC Room E147
World Music & Food DayMay 1
10am – 2pm
JALC Main Entrance, Skylight Lounge & Conference Center

2018

EventDate and TimeLocation
Spring 2018 – Diversity Events Schedule
Women’s History Month Events
Black History Month Events
Topic: The Power of the Black VoteFebruary 5th
2:00 – 3:00pm
McCollum room
Building Coalitions Across Race: The Black Panther PartyFebruary 21
10 – 11:00am
JALC Conference Center, Batteau and Ivey Rooms
World Music and Food dayApril 18
10am – 2pm

2017

EventDate and TimeLocation
2016 – 2017 Academic Year – Diversity Events Schedule
National Women’s History Month Events
Black History Month Commemoration Photos
From Slavery to EmpowermentFebruary 23rd
12:00 -1:00pm
JALC Conference Center, Batteau Room
Hate Crimes PresentationJanuary 25
11 – 12 noon
Room C138, JALC
National Women’s History Month – Panel Presentation – Theme: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and BusinessMarch 22
11 – 12 noon
JALC Conference Center, Batteau Room
State of the Black College Student Presentation

2016

EventDate and TimeLocation
2016 Disability Awareness: Education to Employment
Spanish Heritage Month – October 2016
Son Monarcas – September 23rd 2016
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Events Calendar

2015

EventDate and TimeLocation
Black Student Association New Student Welcome – Meet and GreetAugust 21
4 – 6pm
Les McCollum room
Hispanic Heritage Month CelebrationSeptember 4
11:00 – 11:50am & 12:15 – 1:15pm
Skylight Lounge
An Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion at LoganSeptember 30
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Illinois Humanities Road Scholar PresentationNovember 3
11 – 12pm
Tarvin/Crisp rooms in Conference Center
Diversity Advisory CommitteeOctober 29
Veteran’s Day CommemorationNovember 10
11 to 12pm
Batteau room
Disability DayDecember 3
The Gathering of Men & WomenDecember 3
1 – 2pm
Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color
National Women’s History Month – Weaving the Stories of Women’s LivesMarch 25JALC Conference Center, Batteau and Ivey Rooms
Reconciliation Through Truth-Telling – Community Conversation with Fr. Didace KamanaMarch 19
9:30 – 10:50am
JALC Conference Center, F118 and 119
Beyond Ferguson: PerspectivesMarch 3
11:00 – 12:15pm
JALC Conference Center, Tarvin/Crisp
Black History MonthFebruary 24
11:00 – 12:15pm
Tarvin/Crisp Conference Rooms
Multicultural Perspectives Series (Religion and Spirituality, faith and knowledge)
Protestantism: United Church of Christ
February 12
12:00 – 1:00pm
Terrace Dining Room
Multicultural Perspectives Series (Religion and Spirituality, faith and knowledge)
Mormonism
January 27
9:30 – 10:30am
Terrace Dining Room

2014

EventDate and TimeLocation
Multicultural Perspectives Series
Food, Culture and Rituals
November 21
12 – 1pm
Terrace Dining Room
HOPE and Desperation in LiberiaNovember 20
12 – 1pm
Terrace Dining Room
Suicide Prevention for Service Members and VeteransNovember 6
11 – 12pm
Terrace Dining Room
Multicultural Perspectives Series (Religion and Spirituality, faith and knowledge)
Catholicism
October 21
12 – 1pm
Terrace Dining Room
Attitudinal Barriers for Persons with Disabilities: From Education to TravelOctober 16
12 – 1:15pm
Terrace Dining Room
“Orquesta Minsita Cheran” – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 18
11am
JALC Conference Center, Tarvin and Crisp Rooms
Check the Rhime – The Cultural and Political Roots of Hip-HopSeptember 15
11am
JALC Conference Center, Batteau and Ivey Rooms
Black Student Association at John A. Logan College Welcomes New StudentsAugust 18-19
3 – 6pm
Terrace Dining Room

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