Rubbers and Roses, Hello Dali!, more this week at Eastern

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Madelyn Kidd, News Editor

The week of Feb. 7 events run Monday through Thursday while getting Friday off for Lincoln’s Birthday at Eastern.

On Monday, there’s a virtual cooking class, a safe sex talk with a free safer sex packet and an African American Heritage Month event, Black Card Revoked.

The virtual cooking class called Dipped with Love is on Monday at 10 a.m. where they’ll make chocolate-covered strawberries.

To sign up for the event, go to https://signup.com/go/WUdisFR

At 6 p.m., the Rubbers and Roses safe sex talk will be in the Arcola/Tuscola room in the MLK Jr. Union Monday night.

The event talks about safer sex practices and how to properly use a condom.

Those who go can get a free safer sex packet.

On the same night, Black Card Revoked will start at 6:13 p.m. in the Physical Science Building in the Phipps Lecture Hall hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Black Card Revoked features a trivia game similar to Jeopardy with the theme African American culture.

The various categories include movies, music and daily experiences for the Black community.

Sex is Like Pizza, a safe sex talk, and Food for the Soul, an AAHM event selling traditional African American food, takes place on Tuesday evening.

Sex is Like Pizza is at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Effingham room in the MLK Jr. Union.

Sex is Like Pizza is an interactive pizza activity teaching about sexual consent and understanding signs and safety of sexual assault.

Food for the Soul is at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Cultural Center across the street from Old Main.

Food for the Soul is an event hosted by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. every year for Black History Month, which sells traditional soul food in the African American community.

For the Food for the Soul, the foods being sold include baked macaroni, fried chicken, banana pudding, yams and greens.

On Thursday, there’s Community Leaders for Safety, Belonging Living Room conversation and Hello Dali.

Charleston’s Fire Department is leading the Community Leaders for Safety event with the Academy of Lifelong Learning Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Charleston Fire Station 2.

The event showcases what firefighters and paramedics do for the community of Charleston along with educating others on safety and how to handle emergencies.

Also at 2 p.m. on Thursday, is the Belonging Living Room Conversation via Zoom.

The living room conversation talks about the sense of belonging and its impact on us.

Register for the living room conversation here https://www.eiu.edu/volunteer/machform/view.php?id=122717

Hello Dali!, Eastern’s improv RSO, is performing Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall.

Hello Dali! holds improv theatre performances, which are completely improvised and don’t involve scripts.

Friday is Lincoln’s birthday and all Eastern classes are canceled.

 

Madelyn Kidd can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]