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How They See Us Part 2.  Jackson College will continue its dialogue on implicit bias with “How They See Us, Part 2,” a panel discussion that furthers the conversation that began on Martin Luther King Day. This talk will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 , virtually via Vimeo.  Learn more about implicit bias in race relations from the perspective of the black professional. Daniel Mahoney, affinity liaison to the African-American community, and Antoine Breedlove, director of Multicultural Affairs, Jackson College, will serve as moderators. Panel members will include:  Tashia Carter, Community Project Coordinator, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Anthony Coffie, 10th Grade Assistant Principal, Jackson High School, Sharniece Jelks, Residence Life Coordinator, Jackson College, Clevester Moten, Business Instructor, Jackson College, John Willis, Chief Equity Officer, City of Jackson, and Khari Willis, Professional Athlete, Indianapolis Colts.  The Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, Equity and Belonging will present this event. To watch the discussion virtually, click https://vimeo.com/677782792/216d6ae64.

El Jefe Band at 308 Brass Rail.  7 PM to 10 PM.  Join the El Jefe Band for an intimate evening of music at The 308 Brass Rail in Jackson.  Live musical entertainment – the best of the past and current. We are Rock, Country, Folk, and Pop – with just a twist of Funk. We are what you need.  308 West Prospect Street, Jackson.

Michigan Theatre Member Movie Night.   Tonight’s Movie is “The Killing of Two Lovers” Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Movie at 7:00 P.M. Members get in Free Admission. Non Members 5 Dollars Admission.   Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.

Jackson Young Professionals February Large Group Meeting.   6 PM  J-Town Clubhouse, 700 Wildwood Ave Jackson.  The Third Thursday of each month offers an opportunity for you to see new places and businesses in Jackson while networking and meeting other young individuals in the area.  We hope to see you there!  Complete details here.

Two’s Day Art Exhibition.  As a nod to the Universe’s punny coincidence of 2/22/22 falling on a Tuesday, we put together the Two’s Day Art Exhibition.  Explore two of the many sides of art with two floors of masterpieces created by 22 Michigan artists.1st floor, 2 years and up, family friendly.  2nd floor, “22 years and up”, exploring censorship in art.  This exhibit will run for 2 weeks,  daily from 9:22am – 6:22pm.  Art 634, 634 North Mechanic Street, Jackson.

Hidden History: Brought to Light Exhibit.  HIDDEN HISTORY:  BROUGHT TO LIGHT.  Now through March 4.  SAU Ganton Art Gallery.  Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery is hosting a display that honors the lives of people who contributed to Jackson County in extraordinary ways; in particular our County’s connection to the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movements.  Local book author and historian, Linda Hass (HAHS) has researched and collaborated with the Jackson County MI Historical Society, Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild and others to bring new life to overlooked stories.  The exhibited art and illustrated scenes show escape routes for freedom seekers and success stories of how they established themselves in Jackson by becoming business owners.  Ganton Art Gallery, SAU campus, on M-60 in Spring Arbor.

 Racism in the Military Exhibit.  Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum is featuring a Michigan Humanities funded exhibit “Racism in the Military”.  It is a “compare and contrast” of Colonel Charles Young, the third black graduate of West Point, with Major General Robert Smith a US Army Division Commander and Vietnam Veteran.  It is sponsored by American 1 Credit Union.   Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum, 311 N. Wisner Street, Jackson.  

Black History Exhibit.  Save Our Youth Presents a Black History Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum, Feb 16-25, 2022  Open Wednesday-Sunday.  Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson.  www.saveouryouthjackson.org

YPOP Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum.  Diane Washington and Ella Sharp Museum present “Bringing the Village to Life: The YPOP Explorers-Young People of Purpose Story”. Exhibit and program support comes from American 1 Credit Union.  What started out as a way to introduce art to youth has become a community outreach movement: YPOP (Young People of Purpose). The exhibition, Bringing the Village to Life: The YPOP Story now on display at Ella Sharp Museum and shares the story of Jackson’s Diane Washington and the YPOP organization.

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