SACRED KEEPERS EARTH DAY 2013
A DAY OF SERVICE & CELEBRATION
Sat. April 20th, 9a-3p
Earth Day Service &
Potluck Garden Picnic
31st Street Beach Clean Up, 9:30a-12:30p
Garden Potluck Picnic, 1:30p-3p
BVIC wishes to thank ladies of Epsilon Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta for spending their day of service with us. You were wonderful !
Come back and see us again soon! -
The Management and Staff of the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center
Wild Indigo Nature Exploration
The Audubon Society, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and Eden Place Nature Center present Wild Indigo Nature Explorations. Wild Indigo Nature Explorations promotes healthy bodies, healthy communities, and a healthy planet through free outdoor field trips and activities. Participants have the chance to see the natural beauty of the Calumet Region and play an active role in restoring the prairies and forests to their natural conditions.
Wild Indigo Nature Explorations Goals:
- Showcase local nature as a friendly, accessible place
- Build healthy bodies and healthy natural habitats
- Celebrate the miracle of creation
- Discover beautiful wild places on Chicago’s south side
- Appreciate natural treasures close to home
- Promote stewardship
The explorations provide fun and easy outdoor activities for all adults, and for families with children aged 8 and older. Safely enjoy nature and help it at the same time.
Join us in October in welcoming Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson to the Chicago Cultural Center for a reading from "The Warmth of Other Suns"
“The Warmth of Other Suns”, a history of the Great Migration -- the mass movement of six million African Americans from the south to the north in the middle decades of the twentieth century – told through the lives of three people who joined the exodus.
....Ida Mae Gladney worked alongside her share-cropper husband in Mississippi’s cotton fields, desperately poor people living in one of the most oppressive places in America, until a night of violence in October 1937 convinced them that they couldn’t take it anymore. Within a couple of days they were on their way to Chicago. Eight years later George Swanson Starling got into trouble trying to unionize fruit pickers in central Florida. Fearing for his life he fled to New York. And on Easter Monday 1953 Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, MD – a product of Morehouse, Meharry Medical School, and the Army medical corps -- packed up his practice in Monroe, Louisiana and headed west, determined to trade the humiliations of Jim Crow for the freedom of southern California.
see more at the Chicago Tribune
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