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IU Northwest celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with IU Northwest through a variety of activities beginning in January and continuing through March.

Sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group and the Department of Minority Studies, in cooperation with the Black History Month Committee, the festivities will kick off Jan. 16 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St. in Chicago beginning at 4 p.m. with the popular Pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright officiating.

“Dr. Wright is truly an entertaining and powerful speaker,” said, Danille Taylor-Guthrie, professor of minority studies.

Other events taking place on the IU Northwest campus include:

Wednesday, Jan. 29:

Kemetic Yoga at 5 p.m. in the Savannah Gym. Kemetic (Egyptian) Yoga combines all branches of Yoga. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes.

Thursday, Feb. 6:

“Your Health is Community Health” lecture presented by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher at 7 p.m. in the Savannah Auditorium. A free reception preceding the lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Satcher will address how current gaps in health care delivery systems can be changed to promote individual and community health.

Saturday, Feb. 8:

“Stop in the Name of Love,” a gospel-musical play addressing today’s spiritual and social problems at 7 p.m. in the Tamarack Auditorium. The charge for admission to this event is $10.00.

Monday, Feb. 10 – March 3:

What is Black Art? Metal, Clay, Paper, a fine art exhibit by noted black artists including Richard Hunt, Marva Jolly and Joann Scot in the IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, Feb. 26:

Reflection, a drama about the importance of a positive self image written and directed by McKenya Dilworth of Morning Bishop Theatre, at noon in the Savannah Auditorium. Teachers are encouraged to bring their classes to this event, however large groups should please call (219) 980-6629 to place a reservation.

For more information about these events, please contact the Department of Minority Studies at (219) 980-6629.



Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Kim Kintz

Danille Taylor-Guthrie
Minority Studies

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