Next TLC event will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library.
Beavers, Bogs, and Badlands: The Site and Situation of the Moraine Valley Area
The wetland area infested with leeches and mosquitoes surrounding Moraine Valley once made explorers shudder. Formed by glaciers, this swampy and infertile land was not welcoming to Indians nor European explorers. But, Jason King will share stories and lessons about why this area, now called Palos, was vital to the settlement of Chicago.
Preservation: Reclaiming and Maintaining My Identity as an Arab-American Woman
Souzan Naser is an Arab-American who was born in Palestine and raised in the United States. Modeling after her parents who were activists in the Arab-American community, Souzan examines what it means to be both Arab and American. She shares the complexity and negotiation process of weaving in and out of her two identities and how she strikes a balance between staying true to her Arab ethnicity while integrating mainstream American values.
Four Stories of Data: The Hidden Power of Numbers
The average American is a fountain of information, and companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook have openly used information about us and our activity to improve our experience and increase their revenue. Jerimi Ann Walker uses four stories of data to illustrate what companies know about us and how the numbers may reveal things that even we didn't know. Data can be used to understand, influence, and predict our behaviors.
Featured Video from Past TLC Events:
Naming My Ghosts and Taming My Myths: A Narrative of Adoption, Discovery, and Reunion
After spending several years of her adult life searching for answers surrounding her closed adoption, Sandra Beauchamp shares the struggle to locate her birth parents and simultaneously honor the authentic parents who lovingly raised her. This brief narrative is an introduction to her ongoing journey and the role storytelling plays in her quest for answers.
From History to Mystory: My Journey to the 2009 Presidential