Rockford Events for Thursday, February 28th

The next few days are some busy ones, folks! We have much to view, knowledge to gain, and discussions to partake and take advantage of after the unpleasant snow storm we experienced. Below you will find events for Thursday, February 28th, 2013.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

tedxTedxRockford is coming to NIU Rockford to showcase talks that are being recorded today in Long Beach. California. This is a chance to witness some exciting presentations by experts in their own fields before they are actually made public in mid-March.

Doors open at 7:30 AM and will remain open through 4 sessions scheduled to run until 7:30 PM, at which time an after-event discussion will be held at a to-be-determined location.

This event is free and open to the public, TedxRockford encourages all those able to come out and experience the ideas of the 30 speakers who lent their knowledge to TED talks.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained: A Community Discussion will take place Thursday night, beginning at 6 PM. Local spoken word artist and community activist Christopher D. Sims will host the discussion, along with social activist and psychologist, Dr. Litesa Wallace.

This event will be hosted within the Montague branch of the Rockford Public Library (1238 S. Winnebago Street) and is an open discussion, meaning that anyone is free to express their ideas and views.

One thing to think about before attending this discussion: Rockford was co-founded by a slave, Lewis Lemon. How similar were Django’s and Lewis’s struggles? Did Lewis Lemon have to leave a wife, children, or other family behind in order to move up north?

hiphopcongressHip Hop Congress of Rockford has been invited to the 2013 NAACP Black History Month event at City Hall on Thursday night. Be sure to support local spoken word artists Jazz Keyes and Justin Saicheck as they perform in respects to Rockford and Black History Month.

This event  is also free and open to the public. City Hall is located at 425 East State Street.

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2 replies

  1. TED is great. What a fantastic opportunity!

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