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Black History Month at CLC

Monday February 1, 2021 - Sunday February 28, 2021

Virtual

College of Lake County Zoom , IL

Black History Month at CLC

Celebrate Black History Month 2021

February 1 to 28

More than one dozen opportunities to celebrate Black History Month await the Lake County community throughout the month of February at CLC.

All events are free, virtual and open to the public!

All events, except Salute to Gospel, will take place via Zoom:
Zoom link: https://clcillinois.zoom.us/j/9377599168?pwd=UERDb0tjTWY4L3ZlZjRSVVZoK0hnZz09
Meeting ID: 937 759 9168
Passcode: 022021

MONDAY, FEB. 1

Poetic Expressions, 2–3 p.m.

Ms. Sharon Epps will share a series of poems and the meaning behind them, then guide participants through the process to create their own poems.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

Black Alumni Panel, 6–7 p.m.

Graduates of CLC share their journey to, and experiences of, being Black and college educated.

THURSDAY, FEB. 4

Black History Matters, 12–1:30 p.m.

History professor Dr. Gregory Gordon facilitates an overview of why we celebrate Black History Month, including an overview of the creator of the heritage month along with a discussion on historical moments past and present.

TUESDAY, FEB. 9

Hidden Colors, 3–4:30 p.m.

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10

Soul Food Cooking Demonstration, 12–1:30 p.m.

Chef Robert Collins, owner of Youthage Culinary, will provide an overview of Soul Food and show healthy ways to cook honey glazed hen and soul food stuffed peppers, no meat vegetarian style. Recipes will be provided upon request.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11

Health in the Black Community, 6–7:30 p.m.

Led by Dr. Deborah Smart, Dr. Yolandra Johnson and Dr. Dalavia Edmon, the discussion will focus on preventative health care in the African American Community. They will share some of the trends, talk about the effect of the virus on African Americans and what can be done to stop the spread.

FRIDAY, FEB. 12

Black Jeopardy, 1–2 p.m.

How well do you know your Black History? Come test and expand your knowledge of the various contributions people of African descent have made to society.

TUESDAY, FEB. 16

Hidden Colors, 3–4:30 p.m.

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Virtual College Fair,
12:30–2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Learn from selected HBCU’s on their admission process, tuition, what makes their campus unique and notable alumni.

THURSDAY, FEB. 18

First Ladies – Unsung Sheroes, 6–7:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to showcase the careers and experiences of Lake County African American women leaders and will be moderated by Waukegan Supervisor Patricia Jones and State Representative Rita Mayfield.
— “I am a Black woman tall as a cypress; strong beyond all definition; still defying place and time and circumstance; assailed impervious indestructible; Look on me and be renewed” ― Mari Evans

TUESDAY, FEB. 23

Hidden Colors, 3–4:30 p.m.

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Virtual College Fair,
12:30–2 p.m. & 3–4:30 p.m.

Connect with selected HBCU’s and hear about their admission process, tuition, what makes their campus unique and notable alumni whose names you may recognize.

THURSDAY, FEB. 25

Trace your Family History,
2–3 p.m.

Learn the basics to get started on tracing genealogy and how to expand family research. Online tools will be provided.

SATURDAY, FEB. 27

37th Annual Salute to Gospel Concert, 7 p.m.

The Annual Salute to Gospel MusicProgram is an outreach activity that aims to encourage African American youth to appreciate the many advantages of a CLC education. Having evolved as a support to the organization of the college’s Gospel Choir in 1986, the program advocates personal development and cultural enrichment among people of color.

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

Encore Presentation of the 37th Annual Salute to Gospel Concert, 3 p.m.

Admission
Free Admission

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