Celebrate Black History Month at UIC

Black History Month logo 2013The University of Illinois at Chicago Black History Month program commemorates the culture and contributions of Africans and African Americans.

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Tickets are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Student Center East first floor service center, 750 S. Halsted St., and the Student Center West first floor information center, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Cash, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.

For more information, call (312) 413-5070 or visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/campusprograms/bhm/bhm.shtml.

Events scheduled:

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Opening reception and networking event. 4 p.m. East Terrace, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Poetry Slam. Featuring members of Mojo’s Pen, UIC’s black literary guild. 7 p.m. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Friday, Feb. 8
“Hoop It Up.” Basketball game between UIC faculty/staff and students. 6 p.m. Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Road.

Monday, Feb. 11
“Greek Talk: The Missing Letters.” Discussion about the status of Black college enrollment numbers and membership in Black Greek organizations. 4 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
“A World of Opportunity: Enrich Your Future Through Study Abroad.” Presenters share their study-abroad experiences. 3:30 p.m. Room 1-470, UIC Library, 801 S. Morgan St.

Thursday, Feb. 14
Literary Speaker Series. Dr. Brenda Eatman Aghahowa, associate professor of English, Chicago State University, and author of “Grace Under Fire: Barbara Jordan’s Rhetoric of Watergate, Patriotism, and Equality.” 4 p.m. Room 1-470, UIC Library, 801 S. Morgan St.

Friday, Feb. 15
Exhibition opening reception. “Reading with and without Dick and Jane.” Exhibition addresses the politics of identity and literacy in 20th century America. 3:30 p.m. UIC African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.

Tuesday Feb. 19
Keynote speaker. Donna Brazile, political strategist and author. 4 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
“Look What We Started.” Panel discussion on the founding of UIC-based minority support programs, such as Educational Assistance, Upward Bound, and the Urban Health Program. 3 p.m. UIC School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute, Auditorium room 109, 1603 W. Taylor St.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Literary Speaker Series. Haki Madhubuti, founder and president, Third World Press, and founder, Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing, Chicago State University. 4 p.m. Room 1-470, UIC Library, 801 S. Morgan St.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Heritage Ball. Buffet dinner included. 7 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. $10.

Friday, Feb. 22
“The Bluest Eye.” Opening night of Toni Morrison’s first novel adapted for stage. 7:30 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.

Friday, Feb. 22
23rd Annual Blues Cabaret featuring Mississippi Heat. 7 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. $25 includes soul food buffet. $10 UIC student tickets only available at door; one per student i-card.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Safe Zone 101. Event to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues in the African-American community. 2 – 5 p.m. Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Thursday, Feb. 28
UIC Honors College Leadership Lecture Series. “Authentic Leadership and Service.” Diane Primo, co-founder and co-chairman, IntraLink Global, and co-chairman, Primo Center for Women and Children. 12:30 p.m. Room 121, Burnham Hall, 828 S. Halsted St.

Thursday, Feb. 28
Black History Makers Award Ceremony. Honoring UIC alumni, faculty, staff and students. 3 p.m. East Terrace, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

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