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The Country and the City: Screening and Discussion of “Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, Part 2”

Watch a video program on our YouTube channel, or attend a screening and community discussion around the state

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November 22, 6:30 p.m. CT
Chester Public Library, 733 S State St, Chester, IL 62233 

Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union examines what the complex history of Illinois’ first capital, Kaskaskia, can teach us about present day pursuits of a unified public.

Road Scholars: Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture

A Road Scholar Program by Cynthia A. Clampitt

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St. Paul United Church of Christ, 1319 N 1720th Ave, Fowler, IL 62338

A Road Scholar Program by Cynthia A. Clampitt

This is a one-hour lecture about the history of pigs and pork and the impact these animals had worldwide but more especially the impact they had once introduced to the Midwest, including why Sandburg would call Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World.”

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories Kick-off Event

Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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November 19, 2:00 p.m. CT
Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories celebrates the diverse Indigenous heritages of North America through free community book groups, public discussions, and hands-on workshops.​

Road Scholars: No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media

A Road Scholar Program by Ernest M. Whiteman III

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A Road Scholar Program by Ernest M. Whiteman III

In this presentation, loosely structured as a three-part magic act, Ernest discusses the many representations of Native Americans in media and how these representations inform audiences’ perceptions of Native peoples and issues.

November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025

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