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PopUp Science spreading around the globe

The Homewood Science Center started its free PopUp Science program in 2016 as a way to share science concepts with the community. 
 
Now the ideas behind PopUp Science are being learned by science enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the Homewood Science Center’s membership in the STEM Learning Ecosystem, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce for the 21st century.

Organizer: Peaceology forum May 5 to serve as foundation of community's response to racism

In a community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, two racist incidents the last weekend of April left many Homewood and Flossmoor residents reeling in dismay, so sociologist and Flossmoor resident Peter K.B. St. Jean offered an approach he calls "peaceology" as a means of dealing with the situation. He and a group of volunteers organized a community forum on Sunday, May 5, at Flossmoor Community Church to begin conversations about the incidents and how to move forward. 

Rep. Kelly works to bring needs of African American mothers to the forefront

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is putting the needs of African American women in the spotlight through the work of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
 
Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, founded the caucus with two other representatives. Kelly said the caucus was necessary to give voice to the 23.5 million black women and girls who should be considered a priority in policy debates.  
 

Parker students ready to represent Illinois at national history competition

Five Parker Junior High students will be dramatizing the story of the Black Panther Party when they represent Illinois in the junior high division at the National History Day competition June 10 at the University of Maryland.
 
A campaign is on now to help fund the students’ trip to the East Coast for the competition.

Homewood celebrates Rail Fest, Public Works open house on May 18

Homewood will celebrate its rail history at the 15th annual Homewood Rail Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the H-F Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. Kids will also get a close-up look at big machines the same day at the Homewood Public Works open house.

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