BVIC Summer Recap Cont...
Labor Day Event
BVIC Summer Events Recap
Summer was in full swing the Bronzeville Visitior Information Center (BVIC) was in full effect. Check out our top three events along with the photos and be sure to visit our website for more information on our upcoming fall events.
Father's Day Event
Rev. Gillespie was born and raised in Chicago where he attended Chicago Public Schools. He is also the Pastor of Chosen Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church, which keeps him involved, proactively in numerous community events and activities. Rev. Walter Gillespie Jr is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center of Higher Development (COHD).
Beyond the Loop
Beyond the Loop: Bronzeville
Courtesy of Choose Chicago
This episode of Beyond the Loop explores the historic Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. We get things started appropriately at the annual Gospel Music Festival, after all, the community is considered by many as the birthplace of Gospel Music. Holly and Edgar head over to Gallery Guichard to learn about the history of Bronzeville through this African diaspora art gallery. Holly goes to taste some of Chicago’s finest chicken and waffles while Edgar heads over to Pearl's Place to try the soul food with local musician JC Brooks from the band JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.
Click the link to view the video: Beyond the Loop Adventure
Obama Presidential Library
HOK Proposes Obama Presidential Library for Bronzeville site in Chicago
To read more about the design and the proposed plan click the link below.
Obama Library Bid
Obama Presidential Library Bid
Check out Paula Robinson as she talks about the Obama Presidential Library bid.
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BVIC Celebrates Gospel Fest
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BVIC Celebrates Gospel Fest at Ellis Park
BRONZEVILLE- Bronzeville Visitor’s Information Center will be celebrating one Chicago’s biggest summer events this upcoming weekend. The Chicago Gospel Music Festival is one of the city’s oldest music festivals, dating back to the early 1900’s. The Chicago Gospel Music Festival keeps tradition alive June 27-29 with multiple stages around the city including the Chicago Cultural Center. The main stage will be at Ellis Park located in the beautiful, historic Bronzeville. Some of this year’s acts include Mary, Mary’s Erica Campbell, the Mississippi Mass Choir, and Kurt Carr
BVIC will continue its efforts in community outreach at this year’s Gospel Festival. BVIC has secured a table and will be passing out traffic safety literature and speaking to young African-American men ages 17-34 about the organization’s “Be Street Smart” campaign. The “Be Street Smart” campaign is a continued partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the University of Illinois-Chicago. In addition, BVIC will also be offering information on their walking and bus tours.
For more information, participation or reservations for this historic event, please call Harold Lucas at 773-819-2055.
On The Table
On The Table
Conversations courtesy of the Chicago Community Trust Foundation
On May 12, community leaders across the Chicago region gathered friends and colleagues to participate in an initiative spawned by the Chicago Community Trust called "On the Table". As part of the Chicago Community Trust's 99th and 100th anniversary celebration, the Trust decided to do a little something different. The "On the Table" initiative was designed to bring Chicagoans together to discuss and share ideas on how to make Chicago better. The "On the Table" strategy was designed to engage people all over the community from youth, to community leaders attempting to reach everyone and give a diverse audience the opportunity to have their voice heard....
Dr. Vincent Harding
Dr. Vincent Harding Calls to Make America America
By: Marian Wright Edelman
Dr. Vincent Harding, author, activist, and a close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King.
When my brother friend Dr. Vincent Harding passed away May 19 at age 82, we lost a beloved historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary who never lost sight of the “beloved community” his friend and colleague Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed our nation and world could become.
During the Civil Rights Movement Vincent Harding was a close confidant of Dr. King. He helped draft several of Dr. King’s speeches, including the landmark 1967 antiwar sermon “Beyond Vietnam” and later served as the first director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta. His books include the powerful essay collection Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero, where he reminded us that too many enshrine Dr. King the dreamer and ignore Dr. King the “disturber of all unjust peace.” Vincent Harding taught at Pendle Hill Study Center, the University of Pennsylvania, Spelman College, and Temple University and spent more than three decades at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, where he founded and chaired the Veterans of Hope Project. The project’s mission is to encourage a healing, intergenerational approach to social justice activism that recognizes the interconnectedness of spirit, creativity, and citizenship—a mission he passionately embraced.
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