Celebrate Black History Month at Prairie State College

2013-01-31T00:00:00Z Celebrate Black History Month at Prairie State CollegeFor The Times nwitimes.com
January 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting several events in February in celebration of Black History Month. All events will take place on the college’s main campus, at 202 S. Halsted St. 

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, the Charles Drew/Heartland Blood Drive will take place in the Atrium. The blood drive is sponsored by the Campus Programming Board.

Coinciding with the next PSC Christopher Art Gallery exhibit, Selections from Collaborative Vision: the Poetic Dialogue Project, and supported by a grant from the PSC Foundation, visual artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm and poet and Yoruba priestess Maria Hamilton Eliza Abegunde will be visiting PSC. They will present their collaborative project that can be seen in the exhibition. Their dialogue resulted in a collaborative installation that looks at black history in terms of women's roles. The event will take place Monday in the Conference Center’s Heritage Room from 9:45 a.m. to noon.

The Protege Program is hosting Protege Club Week from Feb. 11 through Feb. 15. A variety of events for current students will be scheduled, including HIV testing, contests, panel discussions, and a Valentine’s Day musical showcase featuring Essence Allen.

Black History Month Trivia, sponsored by the Campus Programming Board, will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Pioneer Cafe.

A Taste of Soul Food takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 and skits are being performed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium. These events are being sponsored by the Black Student Union.

A vendor fair, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs, takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the Atrium. For more information, contact Esther Pacheco (708) 709- 3503 or email epacheco@prairiestate.edu.

The 25th annual Jazz Fest, sponsored by the Music Department, will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, in the Conference Center Auditorium. Tickets are available in the Business Office before the concert, or at the door on Feb. 22. The cost is $15 for the general public or $10 for students and senior citizens.

The ninth annual PSC Idol Contest is from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Conference Center Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Black Student Union.

More events may be added. For more information visit the Student Leadership Center in Room 1260 or call (708) 709-3910 or visit prairiestate.edu and view the events calendar.

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