True Stories of ‘The Underground Railroad’ will be celebrated at a dramatic reading for Black History Month to be held on Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM at Southside Hub of Production (SHoP), 5638 S. Woodlawn.
Written by Hyde Parker Osa Buchner, the Underground Railroad, tells the true stories of the heroic people who helped enslaved African Americans escape to freedom. Featured characters include Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett and Henry Box Brown. The parts will be read by Hyde Park residents Richard Buchner, Marcus-David Brown, Judith Heineman, Brian Phillips and Brenda and Rod Sawyer; and by South Sider Alma Washington.
We need to support this local playwright as she works to inspire and enlighten audiences with stories about the people “who helped in the struggle for freedom.” Be sure to put The Underground Railroad on your event list for Saturday.
Dr. Carol Adams, President & CEO of DuSable Museum
I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carol Adams, President & CEO of DuSable Museum of African American History. It is usually the interviewer’s role to make the interviewee comfortable and ready for the interview. Can I just say that Dr. Adams calmed my nerves for this interview? First of all, I was excited she said yes. And secondly, I was concerned about a couple of my questions, but she helped smoothed that over, too.
Anyway, listen to my interview with Dr. Carol Adams to learn about the history of DuSable, Dr. Margaret Burrough’s legacy and their community engagement. Check out DuSable Museum’s website at www.dusablemuseum.org, like their Facebook Page, and follow them on Twitter. Be sure to become a member to help support the continued growth of the museum.
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What’s been your experience at DuSable Museum?
Take time from your busy schedule to learn more about the Freedom Riders, a group of over 400 young people – mostly American – who risked their lives to desegregate travel down South in the 1960s. This is their 50th anniversary, and we need to look in the faces of some of the people who made it possible for us to travel freely today. At least stop in to say “thank you.”
On Saturday, May 7th, WBEZ along with several other educational partners will hold Traveling Down Freedom’s Main Line at DuSable Museum of African American History from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. You have to RSVP for this free event. You may do so at http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-07/traveling-down-freedom’s-main-line-freedom-rides-50.
Images: DuSable Museum
If you are a mom with a pre-teen or “tween,” this seminar is for you.
From 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011,doctors and nurses from the University of Chicago Medical Center will discuss topics including body changes during adolescence (ages 8-13), making good health choices, getting along with family members and others, and the importance of good diet, skin care, and exercise.
The seminar will be held at
University of Chicago Campus
Biological Sciences Learning Center
924 E. 57th Street, Room 109
on the north side of 57th Street
between Drexel and Ellis Avenues
Street parking is available.
Join the waitlist today.
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Urban Health Initiative & South Side Health Care Collaborative
The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) of University of Chicago and the South Side Health Care Collaborative are committed to better health on the South Side.
UHI is a partnership between the University of Chicago Medical Center, public leaders, community groups and health care professionals. All of these individuals are committed to improving the quality of health for South Side residents. They also attempt to give them access to quality care regardless of income.
The South Side Healthcare Collaborative encourages preventative care by connecting individuals to primary care physicians at community centers. Providers also provide referrals to specialists. The services of SSHC not only helps build a doctor-patient relationship, it also helps to reduce major long-term illnesses and medical expenses for patients which creates financial worries. Nothing beats a peace of mind.
Click on the respective links to learn more about Urban Health Initiative and South Side Healthcare Collaborative and to schedule your appointment today!
Have you had any experiences with either UHI or SSHC? Let us know about them.