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February 2017

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“Black History 101 for Everyone”

February 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Black History 101 for Everyone with Art Burton This is one presentation you will not want to miss! Retired SSC History Professor Art Burton will share with you some unknown facts about African American 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. Mr. Burton…

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“How to Feel Good About Yourself”

February 21, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT How to Feel Good About Yourself with Yusuf Ali El If you like feeling good (and who doesn’t) then this event is for you. Poetry is Yusuf’s first love, but “How to Feel Good About Yourself,” a self-empowerment manual, is his current pride and joy. Yusuf writes what he feels; he hopes you feel what he writes. Yusuf Ali El was born in Chicago and grew up in Pembroke Township, Illinois. He received his B.A. from…

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African American History Month Contest Title: “African American Firsts” Drawing

African American History Month Contest Title: “African American Firsts” Drawing

February 28, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT All month, students have stopped by the Office of Student Life and Leadership to pick up the contest form, “African American Firsts.” Students who answered the questions with 95% accuracy were entered into a drawing to win a $30.00 bookstore voucher. Drawing will be held today. (3 winners will be announced) For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2499.

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Muntu Dance Theatre

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to a musical concert and cultural immersion featuring the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. Founded in 1972, The Chicago-based Muntu Dance Theatre performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. A colorful and dynamic Company, Muntu brings its audiences out of their seats and into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. The…

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February 2018

GENERATION ONE: The Search for Black Wealth movie bill

Black History Film Series: “GENERATION ONE”

February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be showing films throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. The first of these great films is “GENERATION ONE: The Search for Black Wealth”, a building financial wealth documentary, on Tuesday, February 6th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Lecture Hall A. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2499.

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Southside with You movie bill

Black History Film Series: “Southside With You”

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be showing films throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. The second film of the month is “Southside With You”; a romantic comedy produced by John Legend, chronicling the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side. On Wednesday, February 14th from 12:00 PM –…

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Why We Laugh movie bill

Black History Film Series: “Why We Laugh”

February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be showing films throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. The third of these great films is “Why We Laugh”: an off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their humor, and what social and political contexts inform it. On Tuesday, February 20th from…

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An Evening of Music & Inspiration: “A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald”

An Evening of Music & Inspiration: “A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald”

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership present the Afro Blues Ensemble’s “A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald” in an evening of music & inspiration to celebrate Black History Month on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the Main Campus. Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to a musical concert by the Afro Blues Ensemble, featuring Ensemble Director Art “Turk” Burton and other world class musicians, commemorating…

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Black History Film Series: “The Last Poets”

Black History Film Series: “The Last Poets”

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be showing films throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. The fourth and final film of the month is “The Last Poets”, a hip hop Documentary on the Last Poets, on Wednesday, February 28th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Lecture Hall A. This is a BLACK MALE INITIATIVE event. Please contact Juhelia Thompson at (708) 596-2000 x 2393 if you are interested in…

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Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mike

2018 Poetry Slam and Open Mike w/ Jus Words

February 28, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership SSC welcomes back Chicago Author, Songwriter, Street Poet and Spoken Word Artist Bwana “Jus Words” Phillips for the 2018 Poetry Slam and Open Mike event on Wednesday, February 28th from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the SSC Cafeteria on the Main Campus. Transitioning from being a member of the “Four Corner Hustler” organization to a unique writer, Jus Words took his interest of the gangs and streets and…

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February 2019

Black Male Panel Discussion: “The Road to Success”

Black Male Panel Discussion: “The Road to Success”

February 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. On Thursday, February 7th in the Kindig Performing Arts Center from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, a panel of Black male professionals speaks to students about the challenges and successes they faced on their paths to a career. The panelists will consist of a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The intent of the discussion is to motivate, educate…

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BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: “Know Your Heritage” Contest

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: “Know Your Heritage” Contest

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT Student organizations are invited to participate in Know Your Heritage Contest, a game show style quiz competition with prizes and giveaways. The purpose is to encourage the appreciation of African-American heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format. Interested clubs should contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership, ext. 2337.. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2499.

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BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to a musical concert and cultural immersion featuring the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Kindig Performing Arts Center. Founded in 1972, The Chicago-based Muntu Dance Theatre performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. A colorful and dynamic Company, Muntu brings…

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BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Poetry Slam and Open Mike with S.W.A.A.G

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Poetry Slam and Open Mike with S.W.A.A.G

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLACK (AFRICAN AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH EVENT 2019 Poetry Slam and Open Mike with S.W.A.A.G SSC’s student club Students with Artistic and Academic Goals (S.W.A.A.G.) welcomes authors, songwriters, spoken word artists, musicians and singers, to express their voices on Wednesday, February 27th from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the SSC Cafeteria. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2499.

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February 2020

Cynthia Maddox as Harriet Tubman

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: “The Portrayal of Harriet Tubman”

February 6 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to experience the life of Harriet Tubman. The Portrayal of Harriet Tubman by Cynthia Maddox is a one-women show giving insight to a leading abolitionist. Some called her Moses, others called her General Tubman. She became the first woman in the Civil War to lead an assault, the Combahee River Raid in which 700 slaves were set free. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership…

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The Movement

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Dialogues on Diversity

February 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to sit in and listen to Dialogues and Diversity. The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle is a visual chronicle which highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers of the roughly 50 years since passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Funded by Predominantly Black Institution Grant (PBI).

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Know Your Heritage

February 13 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Student organizations are invited to the SAG Office (Cafeteria) from 12:30 – 1:30pm to participate in a game show style quiz competition with prizes and giveaways. The purpose is to encourage the appreciation of African-American heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2337.

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Muntu Dance Theatre

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

February 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join us for a musical concert and cultural immersion featuring the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center for the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago from 6:00-8:00pm. In the Bantu language, “Muntu” means “the essence of humanity.” It’s what the Company seeks to express in its work and touch in its audiences. Through its performances, Muntu strives to create an atmosphere of communal participation, encouraging…

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Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mike

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Poetry Slam and Open Mike with S.W.A.A.G

February 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT SSC’s student club, Students With Artistic and Academic Goals (SWAAG) welcomes authors, songwriters, spoken word artists, musicians and singers, to express their voices from 12:00 to 1:30pm in the SSC Cafeteria.. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2337.

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