Black History Month Programs Coming to South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life & Leadership presents four programs open to the public at no charge in honor of Black History Month.

Afro Blues Ensemble presents “A Tribute to Miles Davis”
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Kindig Performing Arts Center
The Afro Blues Ensemble is a collective of world-class and world-traveled musicians. The ensemble director, Art “Turk” Burton, has selected tunes from Miles Davis’ repertoire that are sure to please. John Watson Jr., Director of Economic Development for the Village of South Holland, will bring Miles Davis to life with commentary and historical highlights. Immediately following the performance, participants will be given tickets to join us for a “Taste of Soul” in the Kindig Performing Arts Center Lobby.

“Don’t Give Up Your Right to Vote” – Voter Registration with Thornton Township Clerk, Jackie Rivera
Thursday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Cafeteria – Directly in Front of SGA (Student Government Association) Office
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 overcame legal barriers at the State and Local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Voting is an essential public duty. If you are not registered, please join us and get registered today. Bring a current ID with your address.

Black History 101 for Everyone
Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Kindig Performing Arts Center
Retired SSC History Professor Art Burton will share with you some unknown facts about Black History that you should know but probably never heard of. You will be entertained, educated, and fascinated as he gives you exciting true facts about the African American experience beginning with Mother Africa (the cradle of civilization) to our present.

“How to Feel Good About Yourself”
Tuesday, February 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Kindig Performing Arts Center
Yusuf Ali El has published five books in the last three years. “How to Feel Good About Yourself,” a self-empowerment manual, is his current pride and joy. Yusuf received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Literature from Governors State University. Please join us for this exciting presentation. All students will receive a raffle ticket to win his manual. Ten winners will be selected and additional copies of his book will be available for purchase.

For more information on these events, please contact Corrie Gray of Student Programming, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2499. South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.