Show Tells History of Black Culture

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Show Tells History of Black Culture


McHenry County College will host several events in celebration of Black History Month. This yearAEs theme is "Believe, Achieve and Succeed" and the free events are open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Black History Month Programming Committee, which includes representatives from Student Life, Multicultural Programs, Professional Development, and the English and Humanities Departments at MCC. For more information, contact the MCC Student Life Office at (815) 455-8550.

Faces of Black History: A live musical show salutes many well-known celebrities, personalities and history makers in an entertaining and educational format for all ages from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the conference center. From spirituals to rap, this four-member cast takes the audience on a high-energy excursion through black culture.

The New American Slavery u The Prison Industrial Complex: Vincent Gaddis, associate professor of History at Benedictine University and chairman of the department of history, philosophy, theology and global studies, will speak from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Room B166-167. He is also the pastor of New Generation Christian Center, a nondenominational, multiracial congregation in Aurora.

Courageous Conversations about Race: During the lunch hour, students will listen to LaMetra H. Curry from the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, who will address the question, "How do our attitudes, beliefs, and value systems effect our every day actions?" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Room B166-167. This program is for students only.

Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom: LaMetra H. Curry from the College of Education at Northern Illinois University will present "Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom" from 2:30 to 4 p. …

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