Attention all Philhellenes! “Come Together” at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, as the College participates in the community-wide festival “Coming Together in Skokie,” an annual celebration that spotlights the diverse heritages that comprise the Village of Skokie.
This year’s “Coming Together in Skokie” highlights ancient and contemporary Greek culture. The program, now in its fourth year, features book discussions, films, lectures, special events, and more.
Check out these stimulating “Coming Together in Skokie” events sponsored by Oakton’s Library:
- The Green Shore Book Discussion, Wednesday February 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., (Room A151). Join Oakton librarians for a conversation about Natalie Bakopoulos’ debut novel – a finely-etched portrait of a family whose heartbreaking stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of the 1ate 1960s Greek military dictatorship.
- Plato and Aristotle on the Good Life: Its Meaning for Today, Friday, March 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Room P103). What constitutes a “good life” and how can such a life be achieved? Oakton Humanities and Philosophy faculty members Peter Hudis, professor, and Mark Samberg, instructor, discuss how the works of Plato and Aristotle speak to these enduring questions.
- Odysseus, Voyager: Past and Present, Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8 p.m. (Room P103). Constantine Ress, Ph.D., Oakton instructor of geography, explores Odysseus’ adventures and voyages from Troy through the Greek Islands to the island of Lotus, the Sicilian Archipelago, and the Mediterranean Sea. Discuss Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, and share the experiences that bring out the Odysseus – the “voyager” – within you.
Visit comingtogether.skokielibrary.info for a full list of “Coming Together in Skokie” activities.