January 15, 2014 — Palmer College of Chiropractic students invite the Quad Cities community to celebrate black history and educational opportunities at a Black History Month presentation Jan. 24.
The event is co-sponsored by Palmer’s Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA) chapter and the Student Services Department. Free of charge and open to the public, it’ll be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in Vickie Anne Palmer Hall, 7th and Brady streets, Davenport.
The event features:
- A food and vendor showcase from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- “Chiropractic Black History,” with Jeremy Turley, DC, Markham, Ill., a 2007 graduate of Palmer College’s Davenport campus, at 7:30 p.m.
- “Education = Freedom,” with Annette Wright-Smith, DC, Scottsdale, Ariz., a 2003 Palmer graduate, at 8 p.m.
- “Take Every Chance, Drop Every Fear,” with Tyrone Wallace, DC, Lake City, S.C., South Carolina Chiropractic Association president, at 9 p.m.
The Palmer SABCA chapter was established in memory of Harvey Lillard, who was the first patient adjusted by the founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1895 at his downtown Davenport office. Its purpose is to aid in the recruitment of African Americans and other minorities into the chiropractic profession and promote the expansion of chiropractic as a health care system. The group coordinates Black History Month activities for Palmer students, faculty and staff as well as the Quad Cities community. Members also volunteer for projects with local churches and community groups.
The American Black Chiropractic Association was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bobby Westbrooks, St. Louis, Mo., to empower African American doctors and students in chiropractic.
Source: Palmer College of Chiropractic