GSU Hosts Panel Discussion about the African American Experience in Chicago

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University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governors State University will present “Aspects of the African American Experience: Chicago Since the Civil Rights Era,” a panel discussion, on Tuesday, November 13, at 5 p.m., in Engbretson Hall on GSU’s main campus in University Park. The discussion is free and open to the public.

GSU Professor David Hamilton Golland will moderate the discussion, being presented in conjunction with the upcoming performance of “Speaking in Tongues: The Chronicles of Babel,” in the GSU Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, November 17.

“Speaking in Tongues” playwright Shepsu Aakhu and actor Michael Sanders will participate in the November 13 discussion. The panel also includes three GSU students. Dorothy Adebayo will speak on “Challenges, Struggles, and Triumphs: My Life from the Delta to the Southside.” Kristina Kloc will address “Delta Blues in the Big City: Music and the African American Community since the Civil Rights Era.” Michelle Nettles will speak on “Respect: Black-on-Black Violence in Southside Chicago.”

The panel discussion is sponsored by the GSU Center for Performing Arts and Office of Student Life.

“Speaking in Tongues,” a presentation of Chicago’s MPAACT Productions, is part of GSU Center’s “One More Night” series, which brings the best in Chicago-area theater to local audiences. “One More Night” is funded by a generous grant from The Chicago Community Trust.

Tickets for “Speaking in Tongues: The Chronicles of Babel” are $30. To purchase tickets, or for further information, contact the GSU Center box office at or (708) 235-2222.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, in University Park.

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