Office of Multicultural Student Services

Black History Month 2016

Communicating Your Individual and Cultural Capital Effectively

Workshop Series Part I: Quality of Life

Join Dr. Jerome Blakemore, Social Work Chair, as he leads us through an interactive discussion on how to effectively communicate what “quality of life” means to you.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Location:
Student Union — Big Red Room
Time: 2 PM
Cult & Civ Credit

African American Storytellers

The Oral Tradition in African American communities...

In this performance, led and hosted by Alice Collins, the Chicago Association of Black Storytellers (ASE) is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers whose mission is to promote the art-form of storytelling.

ASE (ah - SHAY), is a term from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa. ASE affirms, as we express our spiritual devotion, that there is power in our words; not just the words we speak, but the words and feelings we express in our stories.

Date: Thursday, February 4
Location:
St. Charles Borromeo Center
Time: 7:30 PM
Cult & Civ Credit

Black History Month 2016

Workshop Series Part II: Personal and Career Development

Are you looking for ways to highlight your personal development and career aspirations? Engage with Sonya Lee as she leads us through a discussion on techniques to professionally articulate your individual and cultural capital. To receive a 20 minute resume session contact Sonya at leeso@lewisu.edu.

Date: Wednesday, February 10
Location:
Big Red Room
Time: 2 PM
Cult & Civ Credit

Film Screening: 12 Years a Slave

Members of the Black Student Union (BSA) and the Lewis University Gospel Choir (LUGC) invite you to join them in the screening of the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave. This true story recounts the agony of Solomon Northup, a free man who was deprived of his freedom in 1841 and unlawfully sold to slavery.

Date: Thursday, February 11
Location:
Student Union — Big Red Room
Time: 5 PM

Workshop Series Part III: Healthy Relationships

Join Dr. Markisha Woodson in a conversation about healthy relationships and methods to effectively communicate who you are and your personal objectives. Learn to articulate the resources or support that you need to perform at your highest potential. Dr. Woodson is the Prevention Education Coordinator for Health and Counseling Services.

Date: Wednesday, February 17
Location:
Big Red Room
Time: 2 PM
Cult & Civ Credit

Black Student Association Heritage Ball

The Black Student Association (BSA) will host the annual "Black Heritage Ball" as part of the 2016 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!The cost is $25 per person and credit card payments are now accepted.

Please contact Lourdes Vatch (Sodexo Services) att vatchlo@lewisu.edu or (815) 838-7576 to reserve your tickets.

No payments will be accepted at the door.

Date: Friday, February 19
Location:
University Dining Room & Faculty Dining Room
Time: 7 PM

Poetry Slam

The talented students of Lewis University will dedicate their gifts and talents to acclaimed Black poets and the Black
community through the art of poetry and lyricism. To sign up, contact Zana Dixon at zanardixon@lewisu.edu.

Date: Thursday, February 25

Fulfilling the Dream

The “Fulfilling the Dream” conference is aimed to motivate African American high school students to enroll into higher education . It is also aimed to inform students on the college admission and financial aid processes. The conference supplies African American students with the essentials of applying to a university through workshops and discussions.

Registration is required for this event.

Date: Monday, February 29
Location:
St. Charles Borromeo Center
Time: 9 AM

These programs and events are brought to you in collaboration with faculty, staff and students of Lewis University. For more information please contact Dr. Kristi Kelly, Director of Multicultural Student Services at kellykj@lewisu.edu.