Celebrate Black History Month with Community Events at Triton College

Community members are invited to attend a series of events on Triton College’s campus during Black History Month that will pay tribute to the accomplishments of African-Americans, as well as shed light on the myriad of issues they face today. 

The theme of Black History Month 2017 at Triton College is ‘Traditions of Excellence in the African-American Community.’ 

All events are open to the community.

Milestones of African-American Athletes
Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., Triton College Library (A Building) – FREE

Join Triton College sociology faculty member Victor McCullum for a discussion on the role sports plays in social activism. Athletes featured in the presentation include Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Connor at robertconnor@triton.edu.

Enjoy a Soul Food Meal in Café 64
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22

Hospitality students present an opportunity for guests to relish in soul food cuisine. Café 64, located on the second floor of the Student Center (B Building), will feature a Soul Food Menu, Feb. 21, for lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Feb. 22, for dinner, 5:30-7 p.m. Please visit www.triton.edu/cafe64 for more information about Café 64 and Triton College’s Hospitality Program. 

Black History Month Salute to Jazz 
Thursday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Triton College Library (Silent Room, A-321)

For more information, please contact Dubravka Juraga at Dubravkajuraga@triton.edu

Black History Closing Event: A Celebration of Creative Arts 
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12– 1 p.m., Robert M. Collins Center Auditorium - FREE 

Join us as we salute creativity in Black History. Enjoy performances from the Roosevelt Middle School (District 88) 6th-8th grade band and Proviso East and West High School Combined Choir. For more information, please contact Freida Spiller-Iverson at freidaspilleriverson@triton.edu. 

Cernan Earth and Space Center Presents Michael Jackson Laser Light Show
Saturdays and Sundays throughout February, Cernan Earth and Space Center

You don’t have to be able to moonwalk to enjoy this Cosmic Concert featuring a variety of Michael Jackson’s musical masterpieces set to moving laser light. Practice your ABCs, brave the Thriller and admire the Man in the Mirror in this tribute to the legendary performer.

Playlist includes:
• Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
• The Way You Make Me Feel
• Black or White
• Human Nature
• Thriller
• Man in The Mirror
• Dirty Diana
• P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
• Billie Jean
• Bad

For more information, including ticket prices, visit: http://www.triton.edu/Cernan/

Black History Month Essay Contest

The Triton College Diversity Affairs Functional Committee presents an opportunity for students to express themselves and win some awesome Triton College prizes. Students are encouraged to write on the topic of “I Too Am American” derived from Langston Hughes famed poem “I, Too.” For questions or submissions, please contact Dr. Virginia Cabasa Hess at virginiacabasahess@triton.edu.