By Gary Kopycinski
Meeting as trustee liaison to the Park Forest Commission on Human Relations tonight, I sat and listened as the commissioners and staff fired ideas around the table, continuing to plan this year’s Black History Month Program. Dubbed “Motown to Yo’ Town,” the program will honor artists, comedians, actors and humanitarians from the 1960s to today.
Program will be on February 26, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest.
The admission is free, but it is important that you get a ticket, as there will be a raffle at the event. But, then, tickets are free, and available the day of.
This commission is extremely creative. Tonight, the table was full as the commission welcomed new members Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor of St. Irenaeus, Pastor Georgina Ayala, Velda L. Erie, and also welcomed returning members Toni Cox, Mamie L. Rodgers, Lisa Keene, Chairperson Alfreda Keller, and Vice-Chairperson Michael Brown. The staff liaison to the commission is the always-creative (and I’m not even kidding) Community Relations Coordinator Evelyn Sterling.
And, I am not even kidding again, you should attend this event. It looks to be very entertaining, informative, creative, and “All That,” whatever “That” is.