Campus Notebook

KC to host 'Dialogue: Violence in America' forum

Kishwaukee College will host “Dialogue: Violence in America” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room A1222 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. Participants should park in Lot A/South and enter through Doors 16 and 17. The forum is free and open to the public.

Violence pervades every aspect of our culture: from the establishment of our colonies to the battles we choose to fight. Americans have included violence into their language, relationships, movies, games, sports and music. “Dialogue: Violence in America” participants are encouraged to voice their opinions with fact-based reasoning to share differing viewpoints and promote greater understanding among the group.

“Dialogue: Violence in America” is one of a series of open forums that are taking place during the spring semester at Kishwaukee College. The Dialogue series is designed to foster fact-based open discussion about topics that have a contemporary focus with an historical and sociological perspective.

Coordinated by Jennifer Jossendal, assistant professor of history, and Pernevlon Ellis, assistant professor of sociology, the Dialogue series will take place about once each month and allows for members of the community to join Kishwaukee College faculty, staff and students in thoughtful, civil discourse on topics relevant to the current events and issues facing the United States and its role in the world.

For information on “Dialogue: Violence in America,” contact Jennifer Jossendal at or 815-825-9376.

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