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Black History Month 2018


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7370.

Black History Month Kick-Off Breakfast

When: Friday, February 2, 8 to 10 a.m.
Where: Building E, Dining Room
Cost: General admission $5 students; $12 non-students. Purchase tickets by visiting to reserve your spot.

"Never give in. Never give up. Always keep on going!" Led by Black Student Achievers (BSA) and keynote speaker Elgin Councilman Corey Dixon, come celebrate the start of Black History Month in style. $5 students; $12 non-students. Purchase tickets online at to reserve your spot.


When: Tuesday, February 6, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Building C, Room C120

Listen as various students and community readers share selected works from African-American writers. Music and refreshments will be available.

Project 2-3-1 Film Screening

When: Wednesday, February 7, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Building G, Room G100 (Spartan Auditorium)

Project 2-3-1 documents the presence, heritage, and contributions of African-Americans in Elgin. Executive Producer Ernie Broadnax will be available for a Q&A session following the film.

Dollars and Sense

When: Tuesday, February 13, 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Building B, Room B180/B181

Being broke is a habit we can all afford to break. This seminar will empower you to keep and grow the money you make. Led by Professor Clark Hallpike. Part one of a four part series.

Coming From Where I’m From

When: Thursday, February 15, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Building B, Room B180/B181

Wisdom worth listening to! This week, we’re bridging the gap and connecting with local African-American legends. Discussion led by Professor Joyce Fountain. Part of the BSA Thirsty Thursday Discussion series.

The One Drop Rule

When: Thursday, February 22, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Building B, Room B180/181

Too black to be white, too white to be black. Where is the check box for mixed? Discuss a multicultural perspective about self-identity development in a world that tries to put people in boxes. Part of the BSA Thirsty Thursday Discussion series.

African Gala

When: Thursday, February 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Building E, Dining Room

To celebrate the culture and continent of Africa, join us for an evening full of live performances, music, food, and speakers. Free for students. $5 for non-students. Dress to impress. Co-sponsored by the Global and International Students Taskforce (GIST).

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