2022 Black History Month at LSTC

Lead by LSTC faculty, staff and students of color, alongside the Albert "Pete" Pero, Jr. and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies, the 2022 Black History Month events centered around the theme “The Black Family.”

Black History Month 2021 at seminary LSTC

The Black Family events

Visit our YouTube playlist "Black History Month" to hear seven LSTC community members reflect on the 2022 theme of Black History Month.

Black History Month Opening Worship Service
Date/Time: Feb. 2 at 11:15 a.m. Central
Location: Augustana Chapel (in-person) and via Zoom (online)
Details: The Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock kicked off Black History Month as we honored and celebrated the Black Family.
View the event recording.

Black History through the Eyes of Black Artists: A Virtual Art Exhibit
Date/Time: Feb. 7 at Noon Central
Location: Online only
Details: A virtual art exhibit with artwork by Black artists provided by The Woodshop Art Gallery. The exhibit told the story of Black history through Black art.
View the event recording.

Black Family Wellness: Mental Health and Blended Family: A Panel Presentation and Discussion
Date/Time: Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Central
Location: Online only
Details: A panel discussion with mental health professionals and blended family members on Black Family wellness.
View the event recording.

The Black Immigrant Family: Life in the U.S.: A Panel Presentation and Discussion
Date/Time: Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Central
Location: Online only
Details: A panel discussion with LSTC students and alumni who shared their stories of the Black immigrant experience in the U.S.
View the event recording.

"Keep on Praising" Musical Extravaganza
Date/Time: Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Central
Location: Online only
Details: A musical extravaganza presented by LSTC Cantor Dr. Keith Hampton and the Keith Hampton Singers. This musical event presented songs of praise and worship.
View the event recording.

The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Black Family: A Panel Presentation and Discussion
Date/Time: Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Central
Location: Online only
Details: A panel discussion with criminal and penal system experts Jia Johnson, SBI, and Lettisha Boyd, THRIVE, on incarceration of the marginalized.
View the event recording.

The Black Church Experience Closing Worship
Date/Time: Feb. 23 at 11:15 a.m. Central
Location: Augustana Chapel (in-person) and via Zoom (online)
Details: Bishop Yehiel Curry of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA closed LSTC's Black History Month celebrations.
View the event recording.

LSTC Partner Resources

The Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice collaborates often with the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary and the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. Below are links to resources developed by these partners.

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