Voices of Lake County


Who We are

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 Lake County residents to better understand and appreciate all our unique neighborhoods, communities, histories, and cultures.

Our Goals

By collaborating across a variety of disciplines within the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division, we hope to:

  • Showcase the voices, lived experiences, and histories of underrepresented communities, and through the process of storytelling, better understand and celebrate the rich and diverse fabric of our region.

  • Create opportunities for interdisciplinary coursework across a variety of mediums and modalities.

  • Strengthen ties among faculty members and students across all areas of the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division

  • Create a digital archive of Lake County narratives.