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Celebrate Black History Month Events At Western Illinois University This Week

February 24th, 2021
Celebrate Black History Month Events At Western Illinois University This Week

Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February, with a variety of activities, speakers and events planned. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events vary from virtual to in person. The Black History Month schedule for the remainder of the month includes: • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – 5-6:30 p.m. – “We Got Us,” a leadership workshop: This event is presented by The Underrep’d, an organization for Black college students who attend Predominantly White Institutions. Success tips will be offered and the event is open free to the public. The event can be joined... Read More

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Brings Medicine to Davenport Barbershop

February 24th, 2021
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Brings Medicine to Davenport Barbershop

A Davenport barbershop will have a permanent health station installed that will provide access to health information, resources, and education, and be the site of health screenings and in-person provider education. The health station, part of the “Medicine in the Barbershop” partnership between UnityPoint Health – Trinity and 4 Sher Cut & Style, is partially funded through a grant from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Business Leadership Network Community Grant program. It will help advance health and wellness for African-American men while offering a health access point... Read More

St. Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference is Tuesday and Wednesday

February 22nd, 2021
St. Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference is Tuesday and Wednesday

Shakti Butler, PhD, a dynamic filmmaker and visionary educator in the field of social and racial equity, will provide the keynote address for the 17th-annual Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Butler’s keynote, “Framing a Racial Justice Foundation,” begins at 3:30 p.m. via Webex. It is open to the public; viewers should click here to join the Feb. 23 keynote. On Feb. 24, “Healing and Radical Imagination,” an interactive workshop is designed to encourage open conversation and exploration of first steps to begin working towards healing... Read More

Western Illinois University Presenting Black History Month Programs

February 19th, 2021
Western Illinois University Presenting Black History Month Programs

Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February, with a variety of activities, speakers and events planned. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events vary from virtual to in person. The Black History Month schedule for the remainder of the month includes: • Friday, Feb. 19 – 6 p.m. – movie night, “Moonlight,” virtual event: The LGBT*QA Resource Center and Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center will celebrate Black History Month with a free, online movie night. The film is a powerful and inspiring coming of age drama of a young Black man growing up in Miami.... Read More

Lincoln, Race And Challenge Of Self Government Program Today At Davenport Library

February 18th, 2021
Lincoln, Race And Challenge Of Self Government Program Today At Davenport Library

Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum is presenting “Lincoln, Race, and Challenge of Self-Government At Davenport Public Library! The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm for “Lincoln, Race, and Challenge of Self-Government” with Dr. Lucas Morel. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdayfebruary. This program will examine Lincoln’s statesmanship in the context of longstanding and widespread racial bigotry against black Americans. It will explore... Read More

Anti-Racist Inquiry Series for Faculty – Looking Inward: WIU Educators Examining Race Set to Begin Feb. 11

February 10th, 2021
Anti-Racist Inquiry Series for Faculty - Looking Inward: WIU Educators Examining Race Set to Begin Feb. 11

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The Initiative for Social Justice Pedagogies at Western Illinois University, led by English Professor Rebekah Buchanan and Education Professor James La Prad, will again host the virtual Anti-Racist Inquiry Series – Looking Inward: Educators Examining Race, via Zoom, beginning Thursday, Feb. 11. The series debuted during the Fall 2020 semester. According to Buchanan and La Prad, the series has been created in a way for faculty,* regardless of background and training in anti-racism, to gain additional insight and training from participation. “Individual and systemic... Read More

Western Illinois University Celebrates Black History Month

February 9th, 2021
Western Illinois University Celebrates Black History Month

Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February, with a variety of activities, speakers and events planned. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events vary from virtual to in person. The Black History Month schedule for the remainder of the month includes: • Tuesday, Feb. 9 – 9-11 a.m. – Free breakfast from the Black Student Association (BSA): The BSA will honor the Black Panther Party’s revolutionary, free breakfast program, an idea later adopted by the federal and state government as a way to help children. Breakfast baggies will include apples,... Read More

Ervin to Deliver WIU’s Black History Month Keynote Address Virtually Feb. 2

January 25th, 2021
Ervin to Deliver WIU's Black History Month Keynote Address Virtually Feb. 2

As part of the 2021 celebration of Black History Month at Western Illinois University, University of Missouri-Columbia Associate Professor Keona Ervin will deliver the keynote address, “Reimagining Liberation: Black Feminism from the Combahee River Collective to the Movement for Black Lives,” virtually from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. The address will provide an overview of the organizing work of radical Black feminists from the 1970s to present. It will include a discussion of the ways Black feminism has uniquely shaped and critiqued movements for social democracy. The virtual address... Read More