SPRINGFIELD, IL – Committed to making sure that college is affordable, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is highlighting a scholarship opportunity open to women continuing their education through the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL). “Non-traditional students often have a difficult time finding financial assistance,” Gordon-Booth said. “The goal of this scholarship is to help defray costs … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Highlights Scholarship Opportunity For Women Continuing their Education
Sojourner Truth Temple #1369 will present its 22nd Annual Black History Celebration on February 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Peter H. Clark Elks Lodge #483, 1101 S.W. Jefferson. This year’s theme is “It’s Time for a Change.” The guest speaker will be Mr. Couri Thomas. Donation is $8. Dinner is included.
Bradley University Director of Athletics, Chris Reynolds will be the guest speaker at the 29th annual African American Hall of Fame Museum Red, Black and Green Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 S.W. Washington St. This year’s theme will be “Igniting a Vision to Achieve Excellence.” The … Continue reading 29th Annual African American Hall of Fame Museum Red, Black and Green Ball Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hope Renewed Youth Conference Inc. will present “Soup for the Soul” on February 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Carver Community Center, 710 W. Percy Baker Avenue. The fundraiser features area pastors and local chefs serving up their favorite soup – competing for the title of 2017 “Soup King.” In addition to enjoying … Continue reading Hope Renewed Youth Conference Inc. Presents “SOUP For The SOUL” February 24, 2017
The author of Silver Sparrow, this year’s Big Read Peoria Reads! selection, Tayari Jones, will give two keynote presentations to Peorians in February. On Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch and again on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library North Branch, … Continue reading NEA Big Read Peoria Reads Brings Author Tayari Jones to Peoria February 23 and 25, 2017
The month of February holds true to many highly anticipated events in the world of sports. The NFL playoff picture becomes much clearer with the winners of the respective conferences moving on to competing in the Super Bowl. The NBA begins to prep for the All-Star Game for February pushing the marquee players for the … Continue reading Serena Wiiliams: Game, Set, Match By Mark Hollis
Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder and national organizer of the Black Lives Matter movement, will give a presentation at Bradley University on February 23, 2017. A Q&A session will follow. The program is free and open to the public. Cullors will discuss her work as an activist, an artist, and a lifelong organizer and educator, as … Continue reading Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-founder, Activist to Speak at Bradley February 23, 2017