Lake County@Work

A Project by Voices of Lake County

Welcome

We invite you to participate in Voices of Lake County, a multi-year, interdisciplinary series of collaborative projects across the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division of College of Lake County, including work in composition, art, digital media, communication, humanities, theatre, dance and more.

Voices of Lake County seeks to celebrate, empower, and amplify voices from the wide range of communities located in Lake County, Illinois, especially those that have been historically silenced or underrepresented in higher education. Our goal is to showcase the diverse experiences of our region and encourage those from within and outside of Lake County to better understand and appreciate our unique neighborhoods, communities, histories, and cultures.

Each year we will focus on a different collaborative project or theme. This theme for the 2022-2023 academic year is Lake County@Work, a year-exploration of labor and work within Lake County, Illinois through the lens of the humanities.


This year's project will culminate in a Spring Showcase in A011 at College of Lake County Grayslake Campus on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 6-9 p.m. The showcase will include a panel discussion about the future of work by local business owners, labor activists, and scholars; a performance/reading of personal narratives by community members who participated in our Lake County@Work writing workshops; a screening of Lake County@Work digital films; and a pop-up display of Lake County@Work art, along other events!


Any member of the CLC community is invited to participate, but we encourage faculty to develop classroom projects and invite students to participate. The "Sample Projects" page includes ideas for projects that faculty across of variety of disciplines could implement into their courses.