Past Event

2011 Odyssey Project Graduation Ceremony - Chicago

Join the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) as we celebrate the achievement of the 2011 Odyssey Project participants from all four Odyssey courses in Chicago: North Side, South Side, Spanish language, and the Bridge Course.

President and founder fo the National Museum of Mexican Art Carlos Tortolero will give the keynote address.

The Odyssey Project is a free, eight-month program of college-level humanities courses for people living in poverty. Students in the class of 2011 took classes from September through May at the AKArama Center in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, the Howard Area Community Center in Rogers Park on the North Side, and in Spanish at the Gads Hill Center in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Carlos Tortolero has a B.A. in Secondary Education and History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a M.A. in Bilingual Education Supervision from Chicago State University. In 2009, Tortolero was appointed a trustee of the University of Illinois. He also served on numerous boards including the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Illinois Humanities Council.
For more about Carlos Tortolero, click here.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP by May 19, 2011.
For more information or an invitation, please call Amy Thomas Elder at 312.422.5580.