Events planned to celebrate Black History Month

IV Leader Staff

The IVCC Diversity Team, Student Government, the Black Student Association, and IV Sustainability  will celebrate with a series events during Black History Month.

The groups will kick off the month on Feb. 1 with a historical re-enactment of Sojourner Truth by Ge’ylah Jones of .“Black History Comes to Life.”  Truth, a former slave, was an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate.  The event will be held in C316 at noon.

On Friday, Feb. 8, Being Black in the Illinois Valley will be hosted, with the Black Student Association.  The event will be at noon in C316.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Soul Food buffet will be back. Come to the cafeteria between 11 and 1 for free soul food and music.

On Friday, Feb. 22, a public reading and awards ceremony for the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest winners will be held.  Free pizza and soda will be provided.  The event will be in the Fireplace Lounge at noon.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Readers Theater: A History of Africa Americans will be at noon in C316.

Contact Amanda Cook Fesperman, chair of the IVCC Diversity Team, by email or by phone 815-224-0203 with questions or for more information about the events.