Events

Dr. Sandra McWorter
Guest Lecturer on New Philadelphia & the McWorter Family
February 25, 2017, 3;00 - 5:00 pm

National Women’s History Month
Saturday, March 11th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will celebrate National Women’s History Month. The museum’s 2017 program will host a dynamic panel discussion with women who have made local and national trailblazing footprints.  Our theme is: “Women Who Are Making Strides in Our Community, and How They Make It All Work.”

In the United States Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to 1911. The National Women’s History Month’s theme for 2017 is: Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. The theme for 2017 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership.

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the difficult journey and the amazing achievements women have made in America and throughout the world. The courageous and talented voices of women leaders are very important in today’s climate. We want the next generation of young women to know that opportunities are limitless for them.

Event Moderator:

Doris Turner - Retired Director - Department of Public Health State of Illinois

Featured Panelist:

Sherrie Gary - Career Engineer, Ameren Springfield, IL

Beverly Hicks-Gibson - Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Springfield Urban League.

Donna A Gregg - Financial Professional Associate, Greater Illinois Financial Group, The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

DeAnne Hubbard - Military Reservist

Dechele Trammell - Massage Therapist/Esthetician

Adrienne Crossley, News Producer for News channel 20.

Cultural Competency: Ethical Practice in Mental Health
Saturday, March 25, 3:00 to 5:00: p.m.

Elise Bell, MD - Psychiatrist, Professor, Author.  Dr. Bell will lead a discussion on Cultural Competency which requires understanding of values, norms and traditions that affect how an individual of a particular group perceives, thinks, interacts, behaves, and makes judgments about their world.  The discussion is designed to bring awareness of cross-cultural issues in mental health, understanding the characteristics of Cultural Competence, the capacity to design areas necessary for Cultural Competence and the ability to ethically and effectively practice across cultures.

According to Dr. Bell Cultural Competence develops out of intentional efforts to gain and implement the relevant knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sat
3:00 pm New Philadelphia & The McWorter ...
New Philadelphia & The McWorter ...
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dr. Sandra McWorter, Guest Lecturer
Mar
11
Sat
12:00 pm Celebration of National Women’s ...
Celebration of National Women’s ...
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum wil celebrate National Women’s History Month. The museum’s 2017 program will host a dynamic panel discussion with women who have made local and national trailblazing footprints. Our theme is: “Women Who are Making Strides in Our Community, and How They Make it All Work.” In the[...]
Mar
25
Sat
3:00 pm Cultural Competency: Ethical Pra...
Cultural Competency: Ethical Pra...
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Elise Bell, MD – Psychiatrist, Professor, Author. Dr. Bell will lead a discussion on Cultural competency which requires understanding of values, norms and traditions that affect how an individual of a particular group perceives, thinks, interacts, behaves, and makes judgments about their world. The discussion is designed to bring awareness of cross-cultural issues in mental[...]
Oct
26
Thu
6:00 pm 6th Annual Fundraising Gala
6th Annual Fundraising Gala
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception/ Silent Auction: 6:00 p.m. Dinner/ Program: 7:00 p.m. Date and location may change
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