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Chicago Urban League Presents 2013 Black History Month Film Festival

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts
Roderick K. Hawkins
773-451-3536 (desk)
773-892-5427 (cell)


Lauren Love
773-451-3524 (desk)
773-896-5723 (cell)


WHO: Chicago Urban League

WHAT: Community Film Screenings and Discussions

WHERE: Chicago Urban League
4510 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60653

WHY: Established in 2012, the Chicago Urban League’s Black History Month Film Festival is presented annually as a forum to engage the community in honoring the achievements of African Americans, examining current community challenges and exploring strategic solutions that can lead to an empowered future.

In February 2013, the Chicago Urban League Black History Month Film Festival will again present a series of films intended to educate, empower and inspire Chicago’s African American community. The films and conversations that follow the screenings will give audiences an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue on issues including gun violence, the effects of poverty, healthy eating, and the challenges of urban youth. Throughout each topic, our remarkable history will be highlighted as a tool for inspiration and positive action.

Films confirmed for the 2013 Black History Month Film Festival include:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:00 PM

Benji,a portrait about the life of a star Chicago high school basketball player whose life was cut short due to gun violence

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:00 PM

India of K-Town, a 17 year old Chicago high school senior struggling to overcome a devastating past

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:00 PM

Soul Food Junkies, which explores the history and social significance of soul food to Black cultural identity and its effect on African American health

About the Chicago Urban League
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit