Category: BIPOC

Rock Island showing of Harris Neck documentary honors “strength and resilience” of Black Americans

“The Taking of Harris Neck” tells the story of the federal government’s illegal land seizure of Harris Neck in 1942 from descendants of slaves.

Gaye Shannon Burnett, head of the Azubuike African American Council for the Arts, describes the film as a tribute to the “strength and resilience” of Black Americans.

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Smaller Iowa communities, Chicago hold major Pride events; RoyalTea, Pride 5k, Pride South Side also coming

In Iowa: Ankeny, Burlington, Fort Dodge, and Humboldt County are up for their big Pride celebrations.

In Illinois, the focus is on Chicago with its annual Pride Parade and Pride in the Park music festival this weekend, and Pride South Side (geared toward Black and Brown queerness) next weekend.

You can also learn about a Pride 5K walk or run, a potluck, a crafts event to honor Marsha P. Johnson, and more in this week’s peek at Pride Month, Weekend 4, throughout Illinois and Iowa.

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Four major Pride fests this weekend; Juneteenth celebrations include online events like Accessible Juneteenth

Along with a look at what’s happening for Pride this weekend in Illinois and Iowa, check out The Real Mainstream’s rundown of seven Juneteenth celebrations you can join online, from anywhere, over the next four days.

In addition, find out about a run of events for Quad Citians from Clock Inc. LGBT+ Center, plus the area’s second big annual Pride Fest, Pride Party at Bass Street Landing.

Plus, find links to a dozen or more other Pride events, including the big Iowa City Pride Fest and Dixon Pride.

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Pride plans from Bolingbrook, Elgin, Plainfield, Naperville and more; Green book exhibit, Elgin Juneteenth fest honor Black history

Northern Illinois is bursting with LGBTQ+ Pride events and more, including two great ways to honor Black history.

Check out Pride events this weekend and coming up in Bolingbrook, Elgin, Naperville, Plainfield, and Rockford.

Plus, explore an LGBTQ+ ‘gayming’ event in Shorewood, the upcoming Juneteenth Festival in Elgin, and a somber exhibit about The Green Book of the mid-20th century, at Skokie’s Holocaust Museum.

It’s all in the new TRM Northern Illinois & Chicagoland Weekly Update.

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