2018 Evanston Program
Eva Jefferson Day
Monday, January 15, 2018 • 9:00 AM-3:00PM
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 15, 2018 • 7:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Rd.)
Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc hosts Don Thompson, Founder and CEO, Cleveland Avenue, LLC. This annual tradition includes a keynote address from Mr. Thompson, and musical performances from Northwestern student groups. A reception follows. Sign language interpreted event. Open to the public.
Day of Service at Gale Community Academy
Lift Ev'ry Voice
Chains on Chocolate
Campus Observance: Keynote Speaker Charles BlowThursday, January 25, 2018 • 6:00 PM
Ryan Auditorium (Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road)
Charles M. Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and CNN commentator, is the 2018 keynote speaker. Mr. Blow tackles hot-button issues such as social justices, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Northwestern musical groups will also perform. Open to the public. Sign language interpreted event. See the Facebook event for additional information.
Friday, January 26, 2018• 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Norris Center, Louis Room (1999 Campus Drive)
Swahili for ‘pull together’, the term "Harambee" is most often used as a rallying cry in Kenya for people to come together in community and gather resources. While Swahili is one of thousands of languages spoken in Africa and throughout the African diaspora, here at Northwestern, we ‘pull together’ in the spirit of community, history, and approbation of African, Afro-Carribean, and African American culture. Bringing together students, staff, faculty and alumni, Harambee kicks off Black History Month and features a variety of performances, music and food for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by: For Members Only: Northwestern's Black Student Alliance (FMO) , Multicultural Student Affairs
Artmaking Event: Witness QuiltWednesday, January 31, 2018• 6:00 PM-9:00PM
Welcome at Block Museum of Art 6:00PM-7:00PM (40 Arts Circle Drive)
Join Melissa Blount, Evanston-based artist and activist and creator of the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt, to produce a new collaborative work of art. No sewing experience is required. RSVP appreciated at http://bit.ly/WitnessQuilt