Lewis and Clark Celebrates Black History Month



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In celebration of Black History Month, Lewis and Clark Community College will be holding a variety of events during the entire month of February. Most will be open to the public, and all the events will be free of charge.

  •             WLCA 89.9 FM. College employees and community members have recorded profiles of Black American Moments in our nation’s history. Some of the personalities include President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and Maya Angelou. Spotlights will run once every 3-4 hours as part of regular programming.
  •             WBGZ Radio 1570 AM. Local media exposure of the above Black American Moment profile recordings. Beginning Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. –  6 p.m. during regular programming.
  •             Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 11 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Reid Café. Big George Brock Jr. If Blues is your thang, you won’t want to miss Big George Brock Jr. His father, George Brock Sr., passed down his love of the Blues and you’ll see why as you sway and sing to Big George Brock Jr and the NKG Band.
  •             Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 10:00 a.m. Trimpe 141. Pathways To Leadership. Community leaders who have shaped their careers through perseverance, vision and discipline will share their journey to inspire the younger generation to become leaders in their own right.
  •             Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 7:00 & Sunday Feb. 5 at 3:00. Noah’s Ark. Hatheway Cultural Cr. Playwright/Director Leah Becoat and three Purple Coat Productions have produced a powerful story of faith, hope and courage with unexpected twists and turns. You know the story…but not this version. Adults $20; students 17 and under, $10.
  •             Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 Noon. Reid Memorial Library. Judge Jennifer Hightower
    Judge Hightower will discuss the Madison County judicial system and present info pertaining to career success in the legal field and choosing law as a profession. She will highlight her background as an example as a ‘how to guide’ in motivating students to strive for excellence.
  •             Thursday Feb. 9, 2017 10:00 a.m. Trimpe 141. “Life Happens” With Mad City Money. “If I buy an expensive car and house, I can’t afford clothes and food.” Representatives from Shell Credit Union will teach the ins and outs of practical money management. This hands-on simulation gives young people a taste of the real world—complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments. You’re never too young to be smart about money. Proper planning can put you on the fast track to financial independence.
  •             Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 Hatheway Auditorium. Dance Workshop/Performance. 9:00 a.m.  A variety of dance techniques from various African countries, Katherine Dunham style, and Hip Hop will be taught to ages ranging from 6 to high school.  Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A performance at 1:00 p.m. (open to the public) will follow the workshops. $10 student fee. Advance registration is required. For more info contact: Jared Hennings – 618.468.6400; jhenning@lc.edu
  •             Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Community Performance Ensemble (E.St.Louis). Reid Café. An interactive dance performance featuring traditional West African drumming, artifacts and performance. Students will participate as they learn various techniques.
  •             Thursday,  Feb. 16, 2016 1:00 p.m. Underground Railroad Tour. Come and be amazed at the various locations throughout the Riverbend area where slaves sought refuge as they escaped the South. J. E. Robinson will provide the history and expertise, describing these noteworthy destinations. Tour is free and coach bus will depart at 1:00 p.m. from parking lot next to Security Building on north entrance of campus. Reservations are required. Call Jared Hennings, 618-468-6400 or jhenning@lc.edu.
  •             Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 12:15 p.m., Reid Memorial Library. Communications expert D.C. Cooper will highlight information on the value of, and tools to become more proficient in public speaking. Learning to develop skills to be become more confident and competent when speaking in a formal and informal setting will be explored.
  •             Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 11:00 a.m. SIUE Black Theatre Workshop. Benjamin Godfrey Chapel.  The Black Theatre Workshop is a performance event that celebrates the voices and visions of SIUE’s diverse student population. This year’s production will pay tribute to famed playwright August Wilson. Born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he wrote his first play ‘Jitney’ in 1979. ‘Fences’ earned him a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1987. Wilson won another Pulitzer Prize in 1990, for ‘The Piano Lesson’. In 1996, ‘Seven Guitars’ premiered on the Broadway stage, followed by ‘King Hedley II’ in 2001 and ‘Gem of the Ocean’ in 2004. Free and open to the public.
  •             Monday, Feb.27, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Commons –Math/Science Bldg.  Red Cross Blood Drive/Bone Marrow Drive/Organ Donation.  Opportunity for students and the community to donate blood and register to become a bone marrow and organ donor.    
  • Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 5:00 p.m. Reid Café. Soul Food Offering. Come and get your grub on with traditional Soul food favorites including – Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, Fried Chicken, Candied Yams, etc.

For more information, contact Hennings at (618) 468-6400.

*All events are open to the public unless noted differently.


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