2019 Evanston Program
Maggie Anderson to deliver keynote address at MLK celebration on January 28, 2019
Maggie Anderson is the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Experiment (EE) Foundation and the author of Our Black Year. Maggie and her family made headlines around the world for using exclusively Black businesses, professionals and products for an entire year. This unique case-study in self-help economics showed how incremental increases in support for Black businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as for the mainstream firms engaging them as suppliers, vendors, franchisees and agencies, could have a dramatic effect on the Black community and the American economy as a whole. This experiment would go on to be studied by Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Sign language interpreted event.
Maggie Anderson's keynote address will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, (40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL). Doors open at 5:30 PM.
Eva Jefferson Day
Monday, January 21, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Evanston students will come to Northwestern to enjoy a full day of arts, crafts and discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Campus Observance: Alpha Phi Alpha Candlelight Vigil
Monday, January 21, 2019 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Alice Millar Chapel - 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston
Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc hosts Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., entrepreneur, global business leader, educator, civil rights leader, NAACP Life Member, syndicated columnist, author and current President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). This annual tradition includes a keynote address from Dr. Chavis, and musical performances from Northwestern student groups. A reception follows. Sign language interpreted event. Open to the public.
Freedom Leaves: Original play by senior Chloe Noelle Fourte
Sunday, January 20, 2019 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium
The story of Dom, a young African-American, who finds themselves trapped in the afterworld. Not wanting to leave, but unable to stay, Dom must navigate the space between individual agency and supernatural forces to realize who or what is truly in control.
Day of Service
Campus Observance: Maggie AndersonMonday, January 28, 2019 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Loacation: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Northwestern musical groups will also perform. Open to the public. Sign language interpreted event. See the Facebook event for additional information.