North Park University and Illinois State Legislative Black and Latino Caucuses come together as a community in a time of political polarization.
CHICAGO – Dec. 5, 2016 – PRLog — Today, in a forum moderated by Illinois Business Immigration Coalition’s Executive Director Rebecca Shi, Illinois State Legislators engage North Park University (North Park) students and the community in conversation on tensions surrounding the past election cycle. To foster a time of healing and reconciliation, the Illinois State Legislative Black and Latino Caucuses along with North Park University (http://ift.tt/2h9mThC) embody a spirit of hospitality to all students and the community.
Bringing a unique lens as public officials to the forum, Illinois legislators explore concerns the political process has caused among their constituents. Legislators attending the forum include:
· IL State Rep of the 24th District: Elizabeth Hernandez, Illinois Legislative Latino caucus member
· IL State Rep of the 30th District: William Davis, Illinois Legislative Black caucus member
· IL State Rep of the 13th District: Gregory Harris
Building An Engaged Citizenry Through Open Conversation
As part of North Park’s experiential learning philosophy and curriculum, “the forum aims for students to become active participants in the democratic process, one of the hallmarks of a meaningful education,” says North Park University’s Urban Outreach Coordinator, Richard Kohng.
This free but ticketed event, along with a dinner, is being held this Tuesday, December 6th from 6-7:30pm on North Park’s campus at Hamming Hall. Register for tickets at http://ift.tt/2h9mUSI…
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For 125 years, North Park University has focused on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service. Located in Chicago and founded by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park is a Christian comprehensive university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers a values-based education to students through more than 40 undergraduate majors and an adult degree-completion program, as well as graduate and continuing education in business, nonprofit management, nursing, education, music, counseling psychology, and theology.
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