SOUTH HOLLAND – South Suburban College kicked off Women’s History Month with a free one-woman stage act about Harriet Tubman on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the Kindig Performing Arts Center at 11:00 a.m. Veteran actress, vocalist, director, and playwright Cynthia Maddox wowed the crowd that included students from elementary, high school, and college as well as community members. History and heritage have long been dominant and recurring themes in her performances.
Maddox’s one-woman stage act highlighted the trials and tribulations of Harriet Tubman, a true American “she-ro.” Tubman was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. She is best known as a “conductor” for the Underground Railroad. This “railroad” had numerous stops in Illinois.
If you missed this sensational performance, don’t miss the upcoming Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 16, 2018 or the Non-Traditional Career Panel for Men and Women on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The community is invited to both. More information about the Chicago Women’s Conference is available at www.TheChicagoWomensConference.Org. This conference includes a fee for attendance with a breakfast, lunch, workshops, and vendors and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year!
The Non-Traditional Career Panel for Men & Women will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The panel will feature women and men in non-traditional roles and how South Suburban College can assist you in reaching them. Men who are interested in Nursing, Administrative Assistants, Elementary Education, etc. and women in Computer Science, Truck Driving, Welding, Building Construction & Trades, Highway Construction, etc. are all considered non-traditional. The panel will feature individuals in these roles and specific career programs will be on hand to answer questions and get students prepared to enter these exciting careers.
A luncheon will follow the presentation which begins at 12 Noon in the PAC. The public, as well as interested high schools and community groups are invited to attend this free, dynamic presentation that will help you consider these often overlooked careers with some having annual salaries above $50,000. Funding for this free panel presentation is partially funded by a Perkins Grant. More information is available at 708.596-2000, ext. 2499 or 5841.
For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions and registration, please visit www.ssc.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718.