Andrew Gillum to give keynote address at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Andrew Gillum Andrew Gillum will give the keynote address at the January 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the luncheon begins at Noon. A champion for everyday people, Andrew Gillum inspired millions across Florida and the nation in 2018. He surged … Continue reading Andrew Gillum to give keynote address at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon, January 20, 2020

2020 Martin Luther King Freedom March & Commemorative Service, January 20, 2020

This 2020 King Holiday observance will mark the 34th year of the national holiday and the 91st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Holiday Committee of Peoria Inc. announces the following activities on MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FREEDOM MARCH: Assemble: 1:30 pm and Depart: 2:00 pm. Marchers … Continue reading 2020 Martin Luther King Freedom March & Commemorative Service, January 20, 2020

20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choral Celebration “God’s Trombones”, January 18, 2020, By Dr. Francesca Armmer

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a tremendous opportunity to experience the landmark dramatic presentation of “God’s Trombones”, poems by James Weldon Johnson based upon American Negro Folk Sermons. The music by Roy Ringwald is based upon the American Negro Spiritual. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 7:30 pm, at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, … Continue reading 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choral Celebration “God’s Trombones”, January 18, 2020, By Dr. Francesca Armmer

When We Fight…We Win Peoria NAACP 57th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet November 16, 2019

The Peoria NAACP branch will be hosting its 57th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Paradice Hotel & Conference Center, in East Peoria. Social hour will begin at 5:30 pm and the Program at 6:00 pm. The theme for this year’s event is “When We fight… We Win.” The banquets … Continue reading When We Fight…We Win Peoria NAACP 57th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet November 16, 2019

Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Public Employees for Community Concerns has chosen Andrew Gillum to give the keynote address at the January 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon takes place at the Peoria Civic Center with the doors opening at 11 a.m., and the luncheon beginning at Noon. Tickets for the luncheon are $50 per … Continue reading Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will hold its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, Honoring Our Heritage, on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield. A Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. The … Continue reading Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019

Leslie J. Sawyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Design International Inc., The Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, WPNV 106.3 FM and the Minority Business Development Center will present the 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala which will be held on Saturday, September 28th inside the beautiful Grand Prairie Ball Room at the Holiday Inn … Continue reading 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019