African American Festival 2013

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African American Festival Week

All events will be held from February 11–15 in the ATO Chapel.

Speakers for the week include James Chambers, evangelism coordinator for InterVarsity’s Great Lakes West region, who will be speaking in TC chapel services, and Pastor Harry Stackhouse, senior pastor of Sign of the Dove Church in Waukegan, who will speak in TEDS chapel services.

Lunch with our speakers: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to have lunch with our speakers. This is a great opportunity to hear more of their stories and to get to know them better. Lunch with James Chambers is on Wednesday, February 13. Lunch with Pastor Harry Stackhouse is on Thursday, February 14.

Meet Your Neighbor series: We are continuing an element that highlights some of our African American faculty, staff, and students.  ”Meet Your Neighbor” is a short video series that celebrates the influence of African American culture in various areas.

Gospel Choir in Chapel: The music in chapel will stylistically walk through the history of gospel music. The Trinity Gospel Choir will be in chapel on Monday and Tuesday, February 11–12.  A praise team, consisting of an ensemble of the choir, will lead the chapel services in worship on Wednesday and Thursday, February 13–14. Friday, February 15, will showcase eclectic worship styles that are a part of the African American church experience. If you have never experienced “black church” worship, these chapels will give you a taste.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Trinity community is invited to attend a church service at New Life Celebration Church of God on Chicago’s Southside, where Trinity’s own Dr. Michael Reynolds is the senior pastor.  Following the service, attendees will have lunch with church leaders and discuss that Sunday’s service and have a tour of Trinity International University—Dolton Campus.

Monday, February 18 — Trinity Hall (Rushford Commons) 4 p.m.–10 p.m.

Salon and Barbershop: We have invited professional stylists and barbers to campus. They will be providing their services at half price, and all are welcomed to use their services. This is a great opportunity to learn—firsthand from professional hair stylists—a little bit about African American hair and its uniqueness. There is a lot of cultural identity that African Americans align with hair.  Come and partake in great and entertaining conversation.

Entire Month of February

Books of African American interest on reserve in Rolfing Library:  During the month of February, the Rolfing Library will have a special selection of books on display on the front book shelves.  Pick up one and enjoy the read!

Saturday, February 23, 2013 — Lantern Lounge, 7:00 p.m.

High Definition: This event will highlight urban styles and “swag,” interspersed with a showcase of talent from poetry and drama to rap and drill with a Chicagoland Step Team.  Come out, dressed to impress, and be blown away in high definition!

 

*Be on the lookout for more information. Contact Devlin Scott, Director of Multicultural Development at x7151.

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