Office of Multicultural Student Services

Black History Month February 2015

“Black College Students: At a Powerful Crossroads of Equality and Access”

Tuesday, February 3
Cultural Excursion to Bronzeville
Historic Bronzeville is the area on the South Side of Chicago where African Americans settled at the turn of the 20th century. Bronzeville is known for its culture and landmarks as well as the place where prominent African Americans gathered. Multicultural Student Services will lead a cultural excursion to this exciting neighborhood to learn more about the area, and enjoy lunch in a popular restaurant!

Black History Month 2015
Please contact Mariza Rocha, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Services at to sign up for this free event. Space is limited!  Lunch and transportation are included. The bus will leave from the Student Union at 8:30am, and return to Lewis University by 4:00pm.  Brought to you by Multicultural Student Services.

Tuesday, February 10
Growing Food and Justice For All
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, and more. Erika Allen, Chicago and National Projects Director for Growing Power, will speak on the relevance of this topic, particularly in the African American community, and how college students can help! Brought to you by the African American Studies Program and Multicultural Student Services.

D’Arcy Great Room/1 pm

Tuesday, February 17
Fulfilling the Dream, High School Conference
The “Fulfilling the Dream” conference is aimed to motivate African American high school students to enroll into higher education and inform students on the college admission and financial aid process. The conference supplies African American students with the essentials of applying to a university through workshops and discussions.  Brought to you by Multicultural Student Services.

Sancta Alberta /9:30 am

Thursday, February 19
Black Jeopardy
Black Jeopardy is a spin on the popular TV show Jeopardy. This edition is all about Black History. Come and experience a fun way to learn more about Black History, while playing the game as a team. All are welcome to come and increase their knowledge about the rich history of African Americans! Brought to you by the Black Student Union.

Big Red Room/6 pm

Friday, February 20
Black Student Union Annual Heritage Ball
The Black Student Union will host the annual "Black Heritage Ball" as part of the 2015 Black History Month celebration. The evening will include a special dinner, entertainment and dancing! Additionally, the annual Michael and Angelique Parker Scholarship winners will be announced! Join the Black Student Union as they celebrate the rich history of African Americans. Brought to you by the Black Student Union.

University/Faculty Dining Room/7 pm

Tuesday, February 24
The Importance of Black Greek Organizations: Their impact on the Civil Rights Movement and Lewis University
This program will be a discussion about the importance and impact of Black Greek Organizations in higher education.  It will feature a panel of experts from various organizations that will discuss some of the history, importance, and impact of Black Greeks on the Civil Rights Movement and at Lewis University. Audience participants will be provided with materials to help them better understand the culture and structure of Black Greek Organizations.   This program is brought to you in collaboration with Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Residence Life, and Multicultural Student Services.

AS158/4 pm

Thursday, February 26
Soul Food Dinner
Soul food is a type of cuisine popular in African-American culture. It is closely related to the cuisine of the Southern United States. It also symbolizes family gatherings, reunions and fun! The Black Student Union will give students a taste of what soul food is, and how and where it originated. Free to all Lewis Students and Staff!

Big Red Room/6 pm