FEBRUARY 6: BLACK CREATIVITY FAMILY DAY
Black Creativity Family Day offers a full day of fun for the young … and young at heart.
Kids compete in a lively game show that highlights careers in the health and medical sciences, and encourages youth to consider healthy lifestyle choices.
If you are interested in participating or attending the Career Bowl, you must RSVP in advance. Please contact Tameka Edwards-Chihota at (773) 753-7053.
10 a.m. to noon, Lower Level in the Little Theater
Mini Health Fair
This is a unique opportunity to gain access to health resources from local medical and health organizations. You’ll have the chance to interact with representatives from the Chicago Health Department and other organizations with health outreach programs that serve the African-American community. CPR training will be provided by Dr. Katherine Brown and Associates.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
Chef Irving Brown II will be whipping up healthy, mouth-watering fare in a special cooking demonstration. Tastings will be provided to the audience. Chef Brown is the executive chef of The GoodLife, a company specializing in providing chef services to an elite clientele. Chef Brown is the former executive chef of the Palm Restaurant and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
CPS Students Connect with Scientists in Ambitious ScienceMakers Project
Through a partnership with The HistoryMakers, the Museum of Science and Industry, Black Creativity and the Chicago Public Schools, a youth "Interview a Scientist Day" will be offered on Black Creativity Family Day.
Two hundred CPS students from Betty Shabazz International Charter School and Parker Community Academy have been given the opportunity to interview five of the nation’s leading African-American health scientists: Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney of Wellesley College, Dr. Edwin Cooper of UCLA, Dr. Erich D. Jarvis of Duke University, Dr. Roderic Pettigrew of the National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering, and Luther S. Williams of Tuskegee University.
The scientists will be interviewed and videotaped by the students, who will have researched them beforehand using the specially created ScienceMakers DVD manual and toolkit. (This toolkit is free of charge to anyone who wants to use it by calling contacting The HistoryMakers at (312) 674-1900 or info(at)thehistorymakers.com). The three student winners of the ScienceMakers YouTube contest and their families will be feted and given prizes during an evening program hosted by Dr. Rick Kittles of the University of Chicago.
Dr. Kittles will interview the scientists in front of a live audience that will air on public television. Food will be served and entertainment is being provided by noted jazz vocalist Sue Conway and her trio.
This event is also open to the public, please R.S.V.P. to Tameka Edwards-Chihota at (773) 753-7053. Space is limited.
ScienceMakers: African Americans in Science is a project of The HistoryMakers.
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