Harper College

Events Calendar

Group of students in front of the Cultural Center


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers several signature events and programs throughout the year. We also create events in response to current events, student and employee interests, and collaborative opportunities. Check out our upcoming events below! You can also see up-to-date information on our Instagram page!

Spring 2024 Events

Paint and Sip Some Black History

Thursday, February 29. 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cultural Center - Building D, Room 281

Come on out for a guided artistic exploration of Black History.

Refreshments and materials are provided. Please use the link below to RSVP. SPACE IS LIMITED!



I Rise, We Rise: Leading as a Woman of Color

Thursday, March 7, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Cultural Center - Building D, Room 281

Celebrate Women's History Month with us at the Cultural Center. Whether you currently have a leadership role on campus, at work, or aspire to be a leader, this discussion will cover how to be in leadership positions AND maintain your mental health as a woman of color. Led by Dr. Monica Boyd-Lane, LCPC, Associate Professor at Adler University. Refreshments provided. Attendees will also enter a raffle for a $15 Starbucks card. 


Disability Symposium: Ability Focused Advocacy

Friday, March 15, 2024

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Building W, Wojcik Center, Dining Room & Amphitheatre

Join us for the first Disability Symposium, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of Access and Disability Services as we discuss Ability Focused Advocacy. There will be sessions on Microaggressions against the Disability Community, Best practices for supporting students and colleagues with disabilities and Depression and Anxiety: An Unseen Disability. We hope to see you there.   REGISTER HERE


Semillitas Book Club



Building F, second Floor

March 20, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

This book club is centered on the voices and experiences of the Latine group. Join us as we explore our book selection for the spring 2024 semester.

Family Lore follows the story of a Dominican American family in the lead-up to a living wake organized by Flor, one of the women in the family. Flor has a magical ability which allows her to see people's deaths.

Please reserve your seat by registering at https://harpercollege.formstack.com/forms/semillitas_spring_2024


 I Rise, We Rise Speaker Series

March and April 2024

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Cultural Center - Building D, Room 281

Join us for candid conversations and advice from professionals to help you on your journey. Because your future matters NOW. Full Schedule below. Refreshments provided. AND attendees can enter a raffle for a chance to win a $15 Starbucks card. 

March 21, 12:30-1:30 PM. Vincent Cascio, Elgin Community College.

The Lavendar Ceiling: This session will provide tips on navigating the work place as an aspiring LGBTQ+ professional.

April 11, 12:30-1:30 PM. with Social Entrepreneur/Artist Gabi Vargas.

Passion & Work: Social Entrepreneur, Gabi Vargas, creater of the National Hispanic Suicide Prevention Network leads a discussion on how to build a career path that combines your passions and skills.

April 18, 2:00-3:00 PM. with Karega Cooper. Harper Math Professor.

Define Authentic: Let’s discuss how to show up at work in ways that show our true selves and values. Learn about navigating microaggressions and code switching in professional spaces.

April 25, 12:30-1:30 PM. with Pete Almeida. Former Police Officer.

I Changed My Mind!: Is it ever too late to change career paths? Come hear from an expert who knows that a college major doesn’t have to limit your options.









Last Updated: 2/28/24