Quad Cities Campus

Black History Month

Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)

Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803)

“It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.”

Stokley Carmichael (1941 - 1998)

Stokley Carmichael (1941-1998)

“Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.”

Angela Davis (1944 -)

Angela Davis (1944-)

“As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.”

I am inspired by...

Daniel James Jr.

Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.

Submission by Brendan Young, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication

Donald Crews

Donald Crews

Submission by Scott Brouette
Assistant Director of Student Services

Dr. Gloria D. Scott

Dr. Gloria D. Scott

Submission by Audrey Adamson
Assistant Director of Student Services

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Submission by Margaritta Fultz
Administrative Aid
WIU-Quad Cities Administration

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Submission by Andrea Hyde Ph.D
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

Submission by Kenny Wheeler
Academic Advisor
WIU-Quad Cities

John Coltrane

John Coltrane

Submission by Dan Malachuk Ph.D
Associate Professor of English

Jason Collins

Jason Collins

Submission by Matthew Beck
Clinical Faculty in the Counseling Department

February is Black History Month

Local and Campus Events

Pizza & Movie Night

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cost: $5.50 per person

LASSO is celebrating Black History Month by sponsoring a trip to see Hidden Figures at Rave Cinemas.

Dinner is at Bad Boyz Pizza in Davenport at 5:30 pm. Bad Boyz Pizza is located at 5266 Utica Ridge Road Davenport, Iowa

To sign up, please email Becky Graham at rn-graham@wiu.edu by Monday 2-6-17 at 5:00 pm.

Lecture by Deborah E. Whaley on Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime

Thursday, February 9, 2017
St. Ambrose University

Join us for dinner first at Zeke’s Island Café, provided by IDEAS.

Please join IDEAS on February 9th at Zeke’s Island Café at 1509 N Harrison Street in Davenport for dinner, followed by a lecture by writer and professor Deborah E. Whaley at St. Ambrose University. We will meet for dinner at 5:45 p.m. and attend the lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Email kn-dillender@wiu.edu to RSVP

Trivia Night

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverfront Hall 103/104

$12.00 per team of six or $2.00 a person
All proceeds go towards Minority Scholarship Fund

Bring your own snacks. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded.