One of the best-known female revolutionaries of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be the topic of an event Thursday, March 8, at Oakton Community College to highlight Women's History Month.
The Life and Work of Rosa Luxemburg takes place at 11 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. Peter Hudis, co-author of "The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg," spotlights this feminist, activist, and radical socialist. This program also includes a performance of "The Language of the Birds: Rosa Luxemburg and Me," Donna Blude Lachman's acclaimed one-woman show. Admission is free.
Additional free Women's History Month events at the same location include:
• An Evening with Amy Richards, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22. Hear from the nationally-known spokeswoman and leading voice for young feminist issues. Richards also is the co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, an organization for young feminists between the ages of 15 and 30. Richards' talk will be followed by a screening of HBO's "Gloria: In Her Own Words," for which she served as a consultant.
• Chicago Writers Series: Angela Jackson, 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. This poet, playwright, and novelist produced her first book of poetry, "Voodoo Love Magic," in 1974. A recipient of numerous literary honors, including the Carl Sandburg Award, Jackson's first novel, Where I Must Go, was published in 2009.
To view the full slate of events to celebrate Women's History Month at Oakton, visit www.oakton.edu.