Bronzeville Historical Society

…Preserving, and protecting African American history and culture of Chicago

Events: 2010

2010 BRONZEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CALENDAR at Pullman State Historic Site

FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH
SATURDAY, FEB 27, 2010 AT 6PM

Bronzeville Historical Society and Pullman State Historic Site will present a film by
African educator, screenwriter, and director, Armand Scott.

Scott will introduce “Separated at Birth”, a movie he filmed and produced in Chicago.
All ages are invited. (Movie does contain some violence)
Noted African American authors and will be at the program to introduce their work.
Black History materials and selected works will be available for purchase.
Autographs and sales will take place prior to the movie screening.

Armand Scott was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up under the palm trees off the Atlantic seacoast city of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. After graduating High School from the American Cooperative School in Liberia, he attended The Pennsylvania State University obtaining a B.A. in Film&Theater in 1991.  Working as a Substitute Teacher in the Chicago public school system for over 10 years, he puts all of his talents into filmmaking presenting Separated At Birth, an inner city drama about an elementary school teacher who uses the back drop of a story about twins that got separated at birth as a springboard for he and his students  to discuss the importance of career choices in life.

MARCH — WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010 AT 2:00PM

Bronzeville Historical Society and Pullman State Historic Site will host Dr. Magane Koshimura presentation on “Empowerment of Women in China, India, Pakistan, and Eastern Africa.” A question and answer session will follow. At 3:30pm, a film by Armand Scott featuring The Inauguration of Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be shown. Sirleaf was elected President in the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006. Sirleaf is the first modern, and currently the only elected female head of state in Africa.

Magane Koshimura, Ph.D.
University of Illinois Extension
Cook County Educator, Global Citizenship
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/global.html

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APRIL – DEC 2010:  BIRDING AT PULLMAN STATE HISTORIC SITE AND CALUMET REGION
2010 SCHEDULE PSHS / BHS WITH AUDUBON CHICAGO REGION AND JOHNSON BIRD OASIS

EVERY ONE Should RSVP AND RESERVE BINOCULARS IF NEEDED
BIRDERS MEET AT 7AM AT HOTEL FLORENCE, 11111 S. Forrestville

TO CAR POOL to SITES
7:00AM TO 9AM
Sunday 4/18:  Hegewisch Marsh (and Harborside if we can make a longer trip)
Sunday 5/16:  Audubon Spring Count – visit to Deadstick Pond and Big Marsh
Sunday 6/13:  Sand Ridge or Powderhorn
Sunday 7/11:  (TBA),  Sunday 8/8:  (TBA), Sunday 9/12: (TBA),
Sunday 10/10: (TBA), Sunday 11/14: (TBA), Sunday Dec 26:  Audubon Christmas Count

Bronzeville Historical Society and Pullman State Historic Site host Birding at Johnson Bird Oasis .Participants will follow a designated trail at Johnson Bird Oasis at Pullman site. Free parking at Hotel Florence.

A Car pool will head to additional BIRDING SITES FROM PULLMAN.
Michelle Pollock of Audubon Chicago Region will guide Birding group.

JUNE 2010
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION – SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010 3PM -6PM.
FACTORY CLOCK TOWER BUILDING

Bronzeville Historical Society, Pullman State Historic Site, International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry, Swahili Institute hosts their 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Presentations, re-enactments, drumming performances, poetry and food.   A Tour of the Pullman Factory Site – Johnson Bird Oasis will take place prior to presentations.

DECEMBER 2010
Bronzeville Historical Society Annual Meeting – 9TH Anniversary and Holiday Celebration
Tickets: $20.00 each

Sunday, December 19, 2010    3:00pm to 7:00pm
HOTEL FLORENCE – 11111 S. Forrestville Ave.
Renew memberships, bring new members, volunteer, bring a beverage or dish.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – DEC 26, 2010 AT 7AM
Hotel Florence, Factory Clock Tower, and Surrounding Parks will be visited for Audubon Bird Count.

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