"Through thoughtful, engaging discussion on current international events, GIST, MAGIC and ECCFA
(Global International Studies Team, Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee, and ECC Faculty Association) aim to promote critical thought about the state of global affairs and further our understanding about the world," said Lauren Nehlsen, ECC director of International Education and Programs and GIST co-chair.
The event is sponsored by the ECC Global International Studies Team (GIST), Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) and ECC Faculty Association (ECCFA
The event will be presented by local union members who will be sharing the historical context and modern day relevancy of labor unions including Jessica Cook, director of the DePaul Labor Education Center; Kim Tarver of the Elgin Community College Faculty Association (ECCFA
); Jamie Pang of the Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA); Richard Johnson, president of the School District U46's Elgin Teachers Association; and Brian McSherry, organizer of Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local Union 265.