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June 2022 – Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events —


Road Scholars: Not Quite Asian: Americans and the “Other” in the Era of the Pandemic and the Uprising
June 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. CT
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301
https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/not-quite-asian-americans-and-the-other-in-the-era-of-the-pandemic-and-the-uprising-5/


Road Scholars: Black Hawk’s View of Illinois History

June 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT
Colonel Davenport Historical House, Davenport Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/black-hawks-view-of-illinois-history-5/


Road Scholars: How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else

June 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
Colonel Davenport Historical House, Davenport Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/how-corn-changed-itself-and-then-changed-everything-else-17/


Road Scholars: From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 – 1861

June 11, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT
Heritage Village, 249 W 2nd St, Lockport, IL 60441
https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/from-obscurity-to-greatness-illinois-and-lincoln-1830-to-1861-6/


DEADLINE: Odyssey Project: Free College Credit-Earning Humanities Courses

June 15
Online
https://www.ilhumanities.org/program/the-odyssey-project/


Road Scholars: From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 – 1861

June 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT
Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School St, Lisle, IL 60532
https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/from-obscurity-to-greatness-illinois-and-lincoln-1830-to-1861-7/

June 6, 2022 – Road Scholars Applications Opens

Road Scholars Applications Open —

We will begin accepting applications for the next two-year (2023-2024) Road Scholars roster on June 6, 2022. Our Road Scholars Speakers Bureau roster features speakers hailing from many different communities across Illinois who offer presentations on topics in history, archaeology, philosophy, literature, theater, film, music, politics, and other subjects that are thought-provoking and engaging. This coming year we will be celebrating 25 years of Road Scholars!

We seek speakers with public speaking or teaching experience who bring expertise and passion to their chosen subject matter. The Road Scholars Speakers Bureau is an opportunity to bring a unique, humanities-driven perspective to communities throughout the state.

Applications will open June, 6th. Learn more about the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau: https://www.ilhumanities.org/program/road-scholars-speakers-bureau/

Apply by June 15, 2022 – Free College Courses

Apply Now for Odyssey Project: Free College Credit-Earning Humanities Courses —

Are you or someone you know interested in taking courses in history, literature, writing, and more? The Odyssey Project is our free college credit-earning humanities program for income-eligible adults in the Chicagoland area. The deadline to apply is June 15th.

Apply now at ilhumanities.org/odyssey.

Deadline: May 16, 2022 – Request For Proposals: Building Healthy Communities

We are excited to share with you that, of the $12 million in grants announced, $11 million will be made available to organizations serving the suburban Cook County, through a Request for Proposals (RFP), led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. Eligible activities include:

· COVID-19 education, prevention and treatment

· Chronic disease self-management programs for older adults

· Worker rights, health and safety

· Deployment of Community Health Workers

· Health Equity in All Policies

· Organizational health literacy

· Organizational sustainability for advancing racial equity and well-being Below are the RFPs at-a-glance for suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago. We encourage you to learn more about both grant opportunities. Interested organizations can find RFP #H22-0027 (BHC in Suburban Cook led by CCDPH) and RFP #H22-0028 (BHC in the City of Chicago led by Cook County Health) on the Bids & RFPs webpage on the Cook County Health website.