Community Events

All Are Welcome!

Voices of Lake County will host a variety of community events throughout the year. These events are free and open to any CLC faculty member, staff member, student, or member of the Lake County community. 

SPRING 2024 EVENTS

Mark your calendars for our spring 2024 workshops and events:



PAST Events - fall 2023

Joey Fine Rhyme "Be the Change" – Nov. 18

Taking on our collective eco-challenges requires we each embody an ethos of action. This interactive show educated attendees on climate and waste while drawing inspiration through raptivism (activism through original rap music) and emphasizes what people can do to make a difference. Featured Joey FineRhyme (birth name Joey Feinstein), an educator, public speaker, raptivist (rap activist) and freestyle rhyme extraordinaire. Held at the Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan.

LET'S CELEBRATE FALL, RECYCLING & UPCYCLING! – Nov. 17

College of Lake County's Sustainability Club and SWALCO sponsored a book collection drive and Upcycled Fall/Thanksgiving Sustainable Craft Night on Friday, November 17 from 5-7 p.m. in Room B222 at CLC. Participants made a beautiful upcycled fall crafts made out of recycled books. All leftover books were donated. Learn more about the event.

JAPANESE GARDENS EVENT Oct. 25

Serenity, Symmetry, and the Balance of Nature

An enriching event exploring the essence of Japanese gardens, focusing on serenity, symmetry, and the balance of nature. Attendees explored how traditional Japanese values and the garden's physical aesthetics connect to and promote sustainability and engaged in a creative reflection activity with seeded paper, inspired by Haiku poetry. Led by Shannon Bassi and held in the Japanese Gardens at CLC's Grayslake campus.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN BITE - Oct. 10

Featuring the New Roots Institute

Eemon Ghasemiyeh from the New Roots Institute led a discussion that explored the conditions animals are raised in, its environmental and human impacts, and actions to create a more just food system. Sponsored by CLC's philosophy department.

PAST Events - Spring 2024

SEEDED PAPER WORKSHOP - Feb. 7

Participants learned how to make handmade, seeded paper from recycled paper bags. Attendees created paper using seeds collected from CLC's Living Lab Trail as part of the Poet-Tree Project or made paper to plant in their home gardens using a variety of seeds and flower petals.