Sexual Violence in America’s 20th Century

Sexual violence has been an often present and yet often little recognized component of American history. Associate Professor Josh Fulton examines the role gender has played in the American story in the 20th century, and how prevalent sexual violence was throughout key periods in this time in America–from the ‘Jazz Age,’ the Jim Crow South, the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You program.

Sexual Violence in America’s 20th Century

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Live Museum and Monologues Project: A Black History Month Event

Hear their stories. Learn about prominent black historical figures followed by a discussion on the history, role and impact they had on society. Figures include: Katherine Johnson, Barack Obama, The Supremes, James Baldwin and Misty Copeland. This event is part of MVCC’s Black History Month Celebration.

Live Museum and Monologues Project: A Black History Month Event

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All the Hoopla about Hoopla! Borrow eBooks, Movies, Music, & More!

hoopla is a *new* digital media service offered by MVCC Library that allows you to borrow ebooks, comics, music, eaudiobooks, movies, and TV shows.

  • You can access these resources by computer via your browser, as well as on other devices, like your tablet and/or smart phone, by downloading the hoopla app.
  • Find hoopla items by going to https://hoopladigital.com.   You may also discover hoopla items that are in our library catalog.
  • You will create your personal hoopla account through MVCC Library. It will be active as long as you remain a current student or staff member.

Note: You are allowed to borrow up to 3 items per month via Hoopla.

For more information on how to get started with hoopla, please take a look at our help guide and/or Ask a Librarian for assistance!

 

A new Library database on women in social movements

Looking for information on an aspect of women’s history in the U.S., like who was involved in the beginning of the feminist movement, or info on the Equal Rights Amendment Movement, or more about Chicago’s Hull House, founded by Jane Addams?

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a new MVCC Library database containing primary sources, archival materials, and films that covers the history of women in social movements in the U.S. Take a look, and remember you can access all of the Library databases from off campus!

Why Suffer in Silence? Questioning Mental Illness Stigmas and Empowering the African-American Community

Moraine Valley students will hear about emotional suffering as well as mental stigmas in the African-American community. The session discusses how to empower one another and begin the path to healing and hope. This event is part of MVCC’s Black History Month Celebration.

Why Suffer in Silence? Questioning Mental Illness Stigmas and Empowering the African-American Community

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WHO WILL PAY YOUR STUDENT LOAN?

Can the student loan problem be solved in the United States?  A recent blog post by Marshall Steinbaum, a Research Director and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, proposed that the U.S government should erase everyone’s student debt.  Can it really be done?
Also, a short analysis of this problem from the  CNN Money webpage.

Hot, Warm, & Cool: Healthy Romantic Relationships

Over the centuries love has been described and defined in many different ways. Intimacy, passion and commitment are the warm, hot and cool elements of a healthy romantic relationship. Join us for an overview and discussion about what comprises a healthy romantic relationship and learn what prevents you from having the relationship you want and deserve. This event is being organized by the Counseling and Career Development Center as part of our One Book, One College program on the book We Believe You.

Hot, Warm, & Cool: Healthy Romantic Relationships

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The Role of the House of Wisdom: Translating, Preserving and Creating New Knowledge in Mosques, Schools, and Libraries

This interactive lecture introduces the value placed on libraries, mosques, schools, and the House of Wisdom during the Golden Age of Islam, for this is where the vibrant culture of learning and discoveries thrived. It looks at the respected place given to librarians, translators, scientists, philosophers, and thinkers who translated and studied books from different lands, and created more knowledge and advanced understanding. Audiences will hear about a few of the many developments that occurred in these important places of learning. Special event that is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America program.

The Role of the House of Wisdom: Translating, Preserving and Creating New Knowledge in Mosques, Schools, and Libraries

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Presidential Portraits – Major Black History Moment during Black History Month 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama the first family of the 44th United States Presidency, assisted in the unveiling of their official President and First Lady portraits for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Monday February 12th. With President and Mrs. Obama, being the first African Heritage American occupants of the White House within itself makes for quite the noteworthy Black History Month moment. Taking note that African Heritage American artists created the Obamas’ portraits, another first in American History, adds even more transformative cultural relevance to the moment. Michelle Obama’s portrait was rendered by Amy Sherald, while Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley.

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