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Black History Month @ UIC

Kick off Black History Month Wed. Feb 1 at Rhythms, Rhymes and Reflections!
Join the Black History Month Committee in celebrating the legacy of African Americans with the rhythmic performances of Muntu Dance and MADD Rhythms. Enjoy music, poetry, trivia prizes and refreshments.
Student Center East, Illinois Room 3pm
750 South Halsted

Hoop It Up (Fri. Feb 3)
Basketball game between UIC faculty, staff and students. 6 p.m.
Physical Education Building
901 West Roosevelt

The Game Changers (Thurs. 2/9/12)
Join the cast of the critically acclaimed documentary, “The Interrupters” as they share how they traded despair for optimism on the streets of Chicago.
Student Center East, Illinois Room 4pm
750 South Halsted

Poetry Slam (Fri. 2/10/12)
Join the extraordinary poets of Mojo’s Pen in welcoming HBO’s Brave New Voices Poet, Joshua Bennett for an evening of epic literary masterpieces.
Student Center East, Illinois Room 7pm
750 South Halsted

Loving Blues and Jazzing through Life (Tues. 2/14/12)
Delight in the poetry of blues, jazz and life featuring the poetic genius of illustrious Chicago poet, UIC Professor Emeritus, Sterling Plumpp.
Daley Library 4pm
801 S. Morgan

Safe Zone 101 (Thurs. 2/16/12)
Explore the dynamics of empowerment as we increase the awareness of LGBTQ in the African American community.
Student Center East, Room 605 3pm
750 South Halsted

Heritage Ball (Fri. 2/17/12)
The Black Student Union celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of UIC students on campus, featuring the musical brilliance of Que Billah.
Tickets: $10; Buffet dinner included
Student Center East, Illinois Room 7pm
750 South Halsted

Black in the Day (Tues. 2/21/12)
Embark on a retrospective look at the history of African Americans in Chicago with renowned author and historian, Roosevelt University Professor Emeritus, Dr. Christopher Reed.
Daley Library 4pm
801 S. Morgan

Keeping the Pulse with Dr. Ian Smith (Wed. 2/22/11)
Discover your body’s warning signals as we explore total mind and body wellness with VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club medical expert, Dr Ian Smith.
Student Center East, Room 302 3pm
750 South Halsted

Blues Cabaret (Fri. 2/24/11)
22nd Annual UIC Blues Cabaret featuring blues legend, Nellie “Tiger” Travis.
Tickets: $25 General Public/ UIC Faculty/ Staff/ Alumni
$10 UIC Students (1 per student I-card, only available at door).
Soul food buffet included.
UIC Forum, 7pm
725 W Roosevelt Rd.

Black History Makers Award Ceremony (Wed. 2/29/12)

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our very own UIC legends.
Food reception included.
Student Center East, East Terrace 3pm
750 South Halsted

University of Illinois Photographs courtesy of L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois