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Prairie State College offers Cultural Understanding workshop

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30am–12:00pm

by Melanie Jongsma

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 11, 2018) – Lansing residents whose neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces are increasingly diverse may be curious about cultural differences and unsure how to navigate them both carefully and confidently. A workshop hosted by Prairie State College offers to help participants gain communication skills and cultural knowledge. Color Outside the Lines is a “dynamic workshop platform designed for people who are looking to navigate more effectively through our culturally diverse society, personally as well as professionally.”

According to Data USA, Lansing’s cultural diversity includes Whites (49.1%), Blacks (33%), Hispanics (15.6%), and Asians (1.22%). In addition to English, Lansing residents speak Spanish (3,259 speakers), African languages (337 speakers), French (245 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (167 speakers), and other Slavic languages (72 speakers).

The Color Outside the Lines workshop will take place in the Prairie State College Conference Center. The $49 cost of admission includes breakfast. Participants can register online at

Prairie State College is located at 202 S. Halsted Street in Chicago Heights. Call 708-709-2957 or email [email protected] for more information about the workshop.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.