ALL summer kickoff Aug. 14

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will be showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its summer kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m. It will be held in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.

Jennifer Gill, superintendent of schools, Springfield Public School District #186, will be guest speaker at the event. With a theme of “back to school,” attendees are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate to District #186. The event also includes games, a book exchange, desserts and beverages.

ALL’s summer kickoff is free and open to the public, and registration is requested by calling 217-786-2432. (Current ALL members should register on WebAdvisor via the “My LLCC” tab at www.llcc.edu or by calling 217-786-2292.)

“Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois,” Sunday at 2 p.m.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois” on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The presentation is part of the “Standing on Her Shoulders” speaker series being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and is sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities.

Jeanne Schultz Angel will examine how the struggle for enfranchisement was strategized differently in local, state and federal elections and will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state. She will show how the diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism and for the right to vote.

Read more about the speaker series.

College for Kids in July

The traditional sessions of College for Kids start today, July 8! It is the first of three unique week-long enrichment programs occurring July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students who have completed grades K-8 will be on campus taking courses such as LEGO Explorers, Space Is the Place, Soaring With the Birds, Dragon Genetics, Around the World, Backyard Ballistics and Rocketry!

“Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois,” July 21

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois” on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The presentation is part of the “Standing on Her Shoulders” speaker series being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and is sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities.

Jeanne Schultz Angel will examine how the struggle for enfranchisement was strategized differently in local, state and federal elections and will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state. She will show how the diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism and for the right to vote.

Read more about the speaker series.

Community Education course proposals due today

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by today, July 1, at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Community Education course proposals due July 1

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by July 1, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Submit Community Education teaching proposals

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by July 1, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

“Standing on Her Shoulders” begins Sunday, May 5

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to the upcoming speaker series “Standing on Her Shoulders” being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Events will be held Sundays, May 5, July 21 and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The speaker series is sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities. For more information, call the Illinois State Museum at 217-782-0979.

Presentations:

May 5: “March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage”

Phil Passen will play the hammered dulcimer and sing, providing a narrative about women in society and discussing the ways in which songs supported the changes sought in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

July 21: “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois”

Jeanne Schultz Angel will examine how the struggle for enfranchisement was strategized differently in local, state and federal elections and will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state. She will show how the diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism and for the right to vote.

Sept. 22: “The Ripple”

Historic reenactors and contemporary women will recall their own experiences and talk about the future. They will discuss how gaining the right to vote was one step on the road to full equality and how, standing on the shoulders of those who came before, women continue to seek equal opportunity and rights in their everyday lives.

ALL hosts presentations about African-Americans in early Illinois April 2 and May 4

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to the presentation “Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our ‘Free’ State, 1818-1860” by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. at the Trutter Center and on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield. Pre-registration is requested by calling the LLCC Community Education office at 786-2432.

Harris will share what she has learned about Priscilla Baltimore, who has been called the “Harriet Tubman of the West.” Baltimore was involved in bringing numerous runaways from the slave state of Missouri across the Mississippi River to Alton, Ill. She also fostered the establishment of the town of Brooklyn, Ill., an early African-American town that was incorporated and still in existence. McAndrew’s previous work as a historian and writer has explored slavery in Illinois. For this grant, she looked for stories of African-Americans who were enslaved or indentured in Illinois.

The presentations are funded under the Forgotten Illinois research grant program of Illinois Humanities and sponsored through a partnership between ALL and the museum. Volunteers from both organizations assisted the speakers with research for the presentations.

ALL hosts presentations about African-Americans in early Illinois April 2 and May 4

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to the presentation “Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our ‘Free’ State, 1818-1860” by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. at the Trutter Center and on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield. Pre-registration is requested by calling the LLCC Community Education office at 786-2432.

Harris will share what she has learned about Priscilla Baltimore, who has been called the “Harriet Tubman of the West.” Baltimore was involved in bringing numerous runaways from the slave state of Missouri across the Mississippi River to Alton, Ill. She also fostered the establishment of the town of Brooklyn, Ill., an early African-American town that was incorporated and still in existence. McAndrew’s previous work as a historian and writer has explored slavery in Illinois. For this grant, she looked for stories of African-Americans who were enslaved or indentured in Illinois.

The presentations are funded under the Forgotten Illinois research grant program of Illinois Humanities and sponsored through a partnership between ALL and the museum. Volunteers from both organizations assisted the speakers with research for the presentations.