Concert, menu items kick off Black History Month

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations | February 05, 2019

Image with caption: Nebraska Medicine's own Millicent Crawford will be performing during the Gospel Fest Celebration.

Nebraska Medicine's own Millicent Crawford will be performing during the Gospel Fest Celebration.

UNMC and the University of Nebraska at Omaha will mark Black History Month with several events, and soul food offerings in the Nebraska and Clarkson Cafes, beginning today with the second annual UNMC/UNO Gospel Fest Celebration, which will be held in the Durham Outpatient Center atrium from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program will feature recording artists TaRae Peoples and Millicent Crawford, keyboardist Robert Dancer, actress TammyRa Jackson and singer Janet Ashley.

On Feb. 12, a Black History Month trivia challenge will be published in UNMC Today. The challenge will award prizes, donated by the UNMC Bookstore, to three people chosen at random from among those who answer all the questions correctly.

On Feb. 13, CityMatCH will present a session on how inequities impact the health of a community, what the organization does in Omaha and other key projects. The program will be presented from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Eppley Auditorium.

CityMatCH is a national Maternal and Child Health organization dedicated to addressing inequities in communities, how they impact health outcomes, and what the organization does to affect change.

On Feb. 21, local author Charlene Butts Ligon will read and discuss her novel, "Fearless," the story of the life and activism of Evelyn Butts of Norfolk, Va. The program will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Eppley Science Hall.

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available at a discounted rate here. Use coupon code UNMCBHM for a 25 percent discount taken at checkout.

A soul food menu will be for sale on the following dates in the Nebraska and Clarkson Cafes:

Today
Catfish
Spaghetti
Collard greens with smoked turkey
Sweet corn
Sweet potato pie
Corn bread

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Barbecue featherbones
Roasted sweet potatoes
Green beans & potatoes
Mac & cheese
Pecan pie
Corn bread

Thursday, Feb. 21
Fried chicken
Mac & cheese
Dirty mashed potatoes
Collard greens with smoked turkey
Corn bread
Peach cobbler

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