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Let's Conversate

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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More Than a Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival - 1804: Haitian Revolution

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for the film screening of 1804: Haitian Revolution. The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. The rebellion was started in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony.
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More Than a Month: Natural Hair Meetup

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Got questions about the Natural Hair Movement? Attend this gathering of natural vloggers, stylists and entrepreneurs to find out what you've been wanting to know about the global natural hair care movement.
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival - Barrow: Freedom Fighter

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for the film screening of Barrow: Freedom Fighter. This docudrama, Barrow Freedom Fighter, tells the story of The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow who successfully lead Barbados to independence on November 30th, 1966 after more than 300 years as a British colony.
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival - The Cutlass and Hearts of Steele

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for the film screening of the Cutlass and Hearts of Steel. Inspired by true events, The Cutlass and Hearts of Steel is a dynamic story about empowerment in the most dreadful of circumstances. After enduring a terrifying robbery, Joanna falls into the dangerous grasp of a sociopath, and is taken into the secluded jungle. She finds herself isolated in a world of natural beauty as she musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her kidnapper.
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More Than a Month Documentary & Discussion

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
View this screening and discussion of the documentary More Than a Month, a first-person narrative of one filmmaker’s quest to understand the implications of Black History Month. For more about the film, visit morethanamonth.org.

This film screening marks the continuation of the library's More Than a Month Initiative, an ongoing conversation focused on the exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.
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Let's Conversate

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival - 70 Times Seven and Afro-Latino Shorts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for the film screening of 70 Times Seven and Afro-Latino Shorts. This film is a selection of short romance movies set in Jamaica.
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More Than a Month: 42 Viewing & Discussion

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join More Than a Month for a viewing and discussion of the film 42. A biographical sports film about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore the number 42 on his jersey throughout his major league career.
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Let's Conversate

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
View More