Coming Together in Skokie Celebrates Philippines and Its People

From Skokie Public Library:

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Philippines this winter as Coming Together in Skokie enters its second year. Each year, Coming Together in Skokie will highlight a different culture in our richly diverse community to build knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of our different backgrounds and to weave us all more closely into the vibrant tapestry that is Skokie.

Author Visits

Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes

Oakton Community College and Skokie Public Library host Dr. Anna Guevarra, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Asian-American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, to discuss her award-winning book Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers. The book examines the multilayered process of brokering Filipino labor, the Philippines’ highly-prized export, culled from interviews with Filipino nurses and domestic workers.

Monday, March 7
12:00noon to 1:00pm

Oakton Community College Skokie Campus, Room P103

Tuesday, March 8
12:00noon to 1:00pm

Oakton Community College Des Plaines Campus, Library (Lower Level)

Saturday, March 12

Skokie Public Library, Mary Radmacher Meeting Room

Meet the Author: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will speak about her novel and her experiences both in the Philippines and America.

Tuesday, March 8
10:30am to 12:30pm

Niles West High School Auditorium

Join in a book discussion of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s When the Rainbow Goddess Wept. Discussion questions are available on page 11 of the Coming Together in Skokie program book.

Thursday, March 10
7:15 to 8:00am

Niles West High School IRC

Tuesday, March 15
3:45 to 5:00pm

Niles North High School IRC

Events at Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie

Art Exhibit
February 2 through March 13
Radmacher, East, and Second Floor Galleries

Examples of the art of the Philippines will be on display, including Kut-kut paintings from Fred DeAsis, watercolor paintings from Susan Alforque-Silvano, pen and ink drawings and mixed media by Paul C. Baban and mixed media by Jun-Jun Sta. Ana.

Click here for more information on additional events from this program.

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