Black History Month Movie Presentation: "Good Hair"
Narrated by: Chris Rock
Good Hair is a 2009 American documentary film starring and narrated by comedian Chris Rock. Inspired by his three-year old daughter asking him, “Daddy, why don’t I have good hair,” Rock realized she had already absorbed the perception among some Blacks that curly hair was not “good.” The film goes from the hair salons across urban America to temples in Southeast Asia to focus on how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it. Good Hair explores the current styling industry for Black women, images of what is considered acceptable and desirable for African-American women's hair in the United States, and their relation to African-American culture. Meal includes: fried chicken, sides, beverage, and dessert.
Monday, Feb 5 • 12:00pm • $6M/$9NM • Movie only, NO COST
Black History Month Feature Movie Presentation - "13th"
13th is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning 2016 American documentary by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. It takes a critical look at the economic history of slavery and post-Civil War legislation and practices that replaced it as "systems of racial control" from the years after the abolition of slavery to the present. 13th was created to provoke thoughts and open dialogue regarding critical matters in American history and present day society. Meal includes: chicken and sausage gumbo, cornbread, beverage and dessert.
Tuesday, Feb 13 • 12:00pm • $5M/$7.50NM • Movie only, NO COST
Black History Month Luncheon: Starring Ron Clayton & Kina Johnson
We are thrilled to welcome back May EWTS vocalist Ron Clayton along with his music partner Kina Johnson to take us back in time with smooth sounds R&B legends. This duo will have your shoulders swaying and head bopping. Lunch includes: chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese, and candied yams.
Friday, Feb 23 • 12:00-2:00pm • $15M/$20NM
Dance, Dance, DANCE! - NEW DATE
From celebrations to funerals, dancing is an integral part of Black culture, in Africa and throughout the greater diaspora. The American Black dance experience includes line dancing, in addition to Chicago’s dance baby- stepping. Come out and bop your head and move your feet while an instructor from the Joel Hall Dancers Center, one of Chicago's largest dance education facilities, leads everyone in the Cupid Shuffle, the Casper Slide, the Wobble, and other popular dances! The best part? No partner needed! Afterwards, we will share some baked chicken and sides together. Breaking bread and a sweat?? You can’t beat that! Thursday, Feb 15 • 2:30-4:30pm • Lesson only $7/Lesson & meal $12