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Celebrate Greek Culture at Oakton Community College

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It will all be "Greek to you" when Oakton Community College hosts a plethora of exciting events as a part of "Coming Together in Skokie," an annual program that builds knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the various ethnic heritages that comprise the village of Skokie.

This year's "Coming Together in Skokie" is a communitywide celebration of ancient and Greek contemporary culture. The program, now in its fourth year, features book discussions, films, lectures, special events, and more.

Oakton highlights coming up include:

• Byzantine Greek Empire: Constantine the Great, 12:30--1:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at the College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1550. Gain insight into the Byzantine Greek Empire during the reign of Constantine the Great (306--337 CE), the establishment of his capital at Constantinople, his personal religious views, and their effect on Christians and Jews.

• Coming to America: Greek Immigration to the United States, 11 a.m.--12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at the College's Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A145-152. Michael Davros, Ph.D., author of "Greeks in Chicago" and instructor of English at Oakton, examines the conditions that led many Greeks to settle in the United States.

Also mark your calendar for the additional "Coming Together in Skokie" events at Oakton's Skokie campus:

• Greek Festival, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Room P103-104.

• The Green Shore Book Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27, Room A151.

• Odysseus, Voyager: Past and Present, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Room P103.

Visit for a full list of "Coming Together in Skokie" activities.

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