Kankakee Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a guest lecture, “Appreciating the Differences in Culture,” on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 2-3 p.m. in the KCC Auditorium.
This event is free and the public is invited.
Lecia Rives will discuss the differences and misunderstandings that often bring conflict in a diverse and global world. She will explore the goal of diversity and how to embrace complexities and blessings rather than dread the change that inclusivity may bring.
Rives is a comedienne, motivational speaker and author. She is the author of “Get Up and Be Somebody®” and “Campus Superstars”; and the voice of the “Get Up and Be Somebody® Motivational Moment” on iHeart Radio in St. Louis. In addition, Rives is creator and host of “Laugh Out Loud St. Louis,” an award-winning clean television comedy produced by her company, LJR Entertainment, LLC.
Rives also has produced a documentary, “The Color of Healing” and performs a one-woman show, “Dreamin Outta My Mind,” which she wrote.
Rives has a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville and a law degree from Howard University School of Law.
For more information about the event Feb. 20, phone KCC’s Student Life Office at 815-802-8628.
KCC is located south of downtown Kankakee near River Road, off U.S. 45-52, or take Interstate 57 to Exit 308 and follow the signs. Directions are at www.kcc.edu/directions.