Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part VII of its “Black Lives Matter” series this month. The community is invited to ‘One Year Later: What Has Changed? What Work Remains?’ on Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. You can join the discussion via Zoom at https://bit.ly/2QOLKi6.

“On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, we wanted to convene and listen to experts take a deep dive into changes made and those being considered in criminal justice and police reform,” said Clark Hallpike, ECC professor of business and MAGIC co-chair. “Our first Black Lives Matter discussion event last June also dealt with policing, so this panel brings us full circle to see what progress has been made, and what more must be done.”

The panel will be moderated by Attorney Janelle Dixon, principal at Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and co-chair of the Kane County Bar Association Diversity Committee. Guests include Judge Reginald Campbell and Judge Julio Valdez of the 16th Circuit Illinois Court; Attorney Peter Hanna, special advisor, Illinois American Civil Liberties Union; Illinois State Police Jayme Taylor, president, Illinois Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers; Chief Ana Lalley, Elgin Police Department; Deputy Chief Craig Campbell, ECC Police Department; and ECC student Lukas Munoz, managing editor of the ECC Observer.

To bring you this critically important series, MAGIC has partnered with ECC Black Student Achievers (BSA), ECC Student Life, ECC Police Department, ECC Renner Academic Library, Elgin Police Department, and the Gail Borden Public Library. The event is limited to 300 participants; however, the session will be recorded and made available afterward on ECC’s Facebook Page.

ECC’s MAGIC aims to prepare individuals to succeed in a diverse society by providing and supporting multicultural learning experiences at Elgin Community College and within District 509 with the ultimate goal of creating an inclusive environment at the college. To view recordings of previous virtual MAGIC discussion events, visit ECC’s Facebook Watch page.

For additional information, contact Hallpike at 847-214-7542 or challpike@elgin.edu, or Susan Timm, Ed.D., at 847-214-7916 or stimm@elgin.edu.

Contact: Rita Elliott
Senior Director of Communications
Office: 847-214-7682
Email: news@elgin.edu


Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive public community college, one of 48 statewide. ECC serves approximately 15,000 students each year. Programs of study include 25 major fields for university transfer, more than 130 career-oriented, occupational degrees and certificates, corporate and continuing education, and a full complement of pre-collegiate courses. The three-year graduation rate exceeds the national average and the average of peer colleges.

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