Commemorate Juneteenth with CLC

Updated 6/15/2022 10:16 AM

Join College of Lake County (CLC) as it celebrates Juneteenth. The college will hold two special events in celebration of the holiday.

Enjoy entertainment, food, history and fun during the first event Wednesday, June 15. It will include a variety of activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Café Willow and Student Street at the Grayslake Campus. Activities include drum performances, a Kahoot game about Juneteenth history, the history of the Lake County Underground railroad, a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and more.


On Sunday, June 19, the day of Juneteenth, CLC is sponsoring the Juneteenth Gospel Concert from 5-9 p.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 1529 Elizabeth Ave., North Chicago. There will be musical performances by the church's choir, DeLeon Richards-Sheffield and the Chicago Mass Choir.

The invocation will be delivered by the Rev. Eugene Roberson of First Corinthian. The benediction will be delivered by Minister Terry Atwater of the North Shore Church of Christ.

CLC will also recognize its Harambee Award winners during the event. These awards recognize and honor spiritual and community leaders for their contributions in building the community. The word Harambee means "all pull together" in Swahili. Awards are modeled on the Kenyan tradition of community self-help events.

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