What’s happening in Evanston the week of February 6
Here are some ways to celebrate Black History Month and avoid the outdoors this week in Evanston as the weather remains below zero.
1 Feb. – Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Made in Evanston hosts an art-making and community-building event at Canal Shores Golf Course throughout February. The group is working to transform the golf course into an outdoor gallery of art installations.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Evanston Public Library
February 1 to March 1
Here is a list of this week’s programs at the Evanston Public Library to celebrate Black History Month. Events include “Make Your Own Cartoon Glass Painting” and “Make Your Own Basquiat-Inspired Crown.”
Seek and Find – Black History Themed Scavenger Hunt
February 1 to 28
The Main and Crown Branch Libraries will host a mini indoor scavenger hunt all month dedicated to Black History in Evanston.
Keynote speaker: Ayanna Legros
February 7, 6:30 p.m.
Ayanna Legros is a historian of 20th century Caribbean and Latin American history. She studies oral histories, radio program transcripts, tapes, and songs to tell the story of the Haitian people’s political vision for the nation in her dissertation, “Echoes in Exile: Hatian Radio Activism in New York City. (1969-2002).”
Black History 24/7/365: Black Women in American History
February 8, 12 p.m.
The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater will air the profile of a black woman who made their mark on America every Tuesday at noon during the month of February. You can watch every episode on fjtheatre.com.
Mental Health Matters — Seasonal Affective Disorder
February 8, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology will host Tracy Levine, a licensed clinical social worker, to discuss community mental health. Levine will discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder, the impact of COVID-19, and self-care strategies and resources.
A Conversation with Dr. Ava Thompson Greenwell, Mandela’s Director in Chicago
February 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Medill Prof. Ava Thompson Greenwell will discuss her documentary “Mandela in Chicago”. The documentary chronicles Nelson Mandela’s trip to Chicago in 1993, a year before he was elected president of South Africa.
Terra Femme (2021) documentary-live performance with Courtney Stephens
February 11, 7 p.m.
The Block Museum is screening a documentary-live performance hybrid, Terra Femme, which documents the history of travel filmmakers from the 1920s to the 1950s. It draws on archival material to investigate the relationship between gender and genre.
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