Sci High to host Chicago doctor Gloria Jackson Bacon as part of “History Makers” program to honor accomplished African-Americans
WHAT: Sci High is honored to host Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon, a New Orleans native and Xavier University graduate who moved to Chicago in 1958 for medical school and started a clinic to care for the underserved, low-income patients on Chicago's South Side. Dr. Bacon is visiting as part of a national program “History Makers”, a yearly opportunity to have accomplished local African Americans speak to students about their childhood, education, struggles, and accomplishments, as well as encourage students to commit to following their dreams and finding success.
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 9-11:30 9-9:30 Class visits 9:30-10:30 Presentation in auditorium 10:30-11:30 Lunch with students and class visits
WHERE: Sci High, 5625 Loyola Ave., New Orleans
WHY: Dr. Jackson spent her career bringing much-needed health care to an underserved community, however her interests extend past medicine and social activism to professional singing and being a poetry aficionado. Dr. Bacon plans on messaging to students that you must follow your passion, whether in medicine or the creative arts. For more information on Dr. Bacon: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/dr-gloria-jackson-bacon-39 Last year as part of “History Makers” Sci High hosted John Moore, better known as New Orleans famed musician Deacon John, and students were captivated by both the music he played and the stories he told. History Makers has the nation's largest African-American video and oral history collection, which Sci High has access to as a host school.
For more information on History Makers: www.thehistorymakers.com
For more information on Sci High, go to: www.noscihigh.org
Contact: Heather Harper, Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools (504) 897-6110
Sci High: Main Number: 504.324.7061