News

Illinois Central College Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 18-22

Illinois Central College will recognize International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, with a variety of activities during the week of November 18 through 22.

ICC employees and local business leaders, as well as international and domestic students who have studied abroad, will participate in the week’s events to offer their perspectives on the benefits of international education and exchange experiences.  All events are free and open to the public.           

Some of the week’s scheduled events include:

  • Monday, November 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Student Center on the ICC East Peoria Campus:  Kick-Off and Panel: Global Activism – Join us for a panel of Peoria activists on how they fight for human rights, climate change, diversity and inclusion.
  • Tuesday, November 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Arbor Auditorium on the ICC Peoria Campus:  Badass Beauty Queen Film Screening and Q & A with Anastasia Lin – Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin shares her story about standing up to an oppressive regime against human rights violations in China.
  • Wednesday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tranquility Room on the ICC East Peoria Campus:  OxFam Hunger Banquet – This volunteer-led, interactive event brings statistics about poverty to life.  It increases our power to respond to global crises, highlights issues of injustice, and helps change the laws keeping people trapped in poverty.

IEW allows institutions of higher education to celebrate and advocate for international initiatives, programming, and experiences to various communities.