News & Upcoming Events

Amos Speakers’ Forum at GCC

Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

America has always been known as a beacon of freedom for oppressed peoples and a haven for those seeking a better life.  We all know the immortal words of American poet Emma Lazarus etched in bronze on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”  But the recent controversy over U.S. immigration policy and Congressional failure to enact new laws to address the treatment of immigrants and refugees has resulted in a crisis at our borders and in Washington.  Amos Speakers’ Forum will be taking a look at this crisis-how it developed and what solutions are possible.

Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 PM: Dave Aki’s father’s family lived in California and was interned in Arkansas.  His Mother’s family lived in rural Pennsylvania.  From stories passed down and written narratives, Dave will present his family’s experiences in America during World War II.

On Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 PM: Lumi Stutz will reprise her personal narrative of emigrating to the U.S. from behind the Iron Curtain with her family in a presentation entitled “The Life Cycle of a Chicken in Communist Romania.


1st Sunday of each month

On the first Sunday of each month, we collect food items to be donated to The Northfield Township Food Pantry and San Lucas Iglesias in Humboldt Park in Chicago so please remember to bring a donation! We also need volunteers to deliver the food. A Sign-Up Genius will be available before each delivery, as will a list of needed items for donation. You can also reach out to Linda Crowder or 847-922-6827 with any questions. Thank you!