IVCC coordinating multiple free events to celebrate Black History Month
The Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) is currently honoring Black History Month across its campus.
“Illinois Valley Community College has several free events scheduled for Black History Month in February sponsored by the Black Student Association (BSA), the IVCC Diversity Team, IV Sustainability and Student Government Association,” IVCC stated.
IVCC told of a few specifics among the numerous events planned.
“Kevin '3 a.m.' Smith returns to IVCC with a poetry slam from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in room C316,” according to the statement. IVCC has had Smith speak before at the college. “Smith is a national poet from Chicago who connects with his audience utilizing vivid storytelling, life experiences and unique verbal imagery,” the school noted.
Additional events will include BSA members, like “Inspired by a Dream,” a presentation planned noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in CTC 124-125.
Also scheduled is “The Black Panthers as a Social Movement in America,” which will be presented noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in CTC124.”
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest winners will read their submissions from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in C316," IVCC reported. "Pizza and soda will be served.”
To get involved, contact Amanda Cook, political science instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 815-224-0203.
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