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Commemorate Juneteenth with CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 14, 2022

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

Juneteenth graphicEnjoy 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. The awards are modeled on the Kenyan tradition of community self-help events.

CLC will be closed Thursday, June 16 for the holiday.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.