Coming Together 2020

Coming Together presents: Journeys to Niles Township

The Opening Ceremony was held on Sunday, January 26 at Niles West High School. Check out event photos at the bottom of this message!
 
The program extends through April 2020 and the list of events can be viewed at comingtogether.in.  
 
Talk to any person in Niles Township and they’ll have a story for how they or their family got here. Some are stories of recent immigration, others of being transported to these lands against their will. Still others are stories of fleeing oppression or relocating in search of greater prosperity. Our origin stories are as central to who we are as the cultures we are a part of and celebrate.
 
For the past decade, Coming Together has explored some of the cultures present in our community. This year, we will explore something we all have in common: the stories of our journeys to Niles Township. 
 
Follow along on Facebook @ComingTogetherSkokie or Instagram @ComingTogetherSkokie.
 
Some notable upcoming events:
 
Wednesday, February 5
7 p.m.
AN EVENING WITH JASMINE WARGA
East Prairie Elementary School Atrium
7616 East Prairie Road, Skokie (Parking is off of Dobson Street)
 
Join us for an evening with Jasmine Warga, author of Other Words For Home. This lyrical, powerful book is sure to spark powerful conversations with readers of all ages. Her books have been published in over 25 countries. 
 
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Saturday, March 7
1 p.m.
JOURNEYS TO D219
Niles North High School Commons
9800 North Lawler, Skokie
 
Parents & Families can come together to share individual stories and experiences of their journeys to Niles Township, specifically to D219. There will be hands-on activities such as painting workshops, henna art, cooking demonstrations, performances and more. This program is a collaboration between D219 and D219 parent groups.
 
Saturday, April 18
6 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT CELEBRATION
Niles North High School Main Gym
9800 North Lawler, Skokie
 
You are invited to a night of free entertainment. This biyearly tradition is an opportunity to find unity in what seems like a divided world. Our students remind us that we are a special community made up of cultural traditions and richness of identities.