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Wednesday, February 09, 2022

AmpliVox Joins the North Suburban YMCA in Celebrating Black History Month

AmpliVox Sound Systems, a long supporter of YMCA programs and activities, joins the North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA) in celebration of Black History Month. NYSMCA will present "African Americans and the YMCA," a virtual event on Thursday February 17 at 7pm.

The presentation, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee (DEI), a collective of NSYMCA staff and board members, and the YMCA Education Series (Y.E.S), will showcase African American contributions throughout the history of the YMCA.

The program is free and open to the public.

"African Americans and the YMCA" will focus on how during its inception, the YMCA struggled with racial segregation, and how African Americans helped move the YMCA to be more inclusive. The event will showcase African American contributions through the history of the YMCA. Participants may register for the event here.

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history.

"The North Suburban YMCA is an important part of AmpliVox’s ongoing community involvement," said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Over the years, we have helped them with fund-raising and contributions of AmpliVox PAs and lecterns in their many activities. Now, we proudly join them in celebrating Black History Month."

To help the NSYMCA continue to provide educational activities such as this you can donate to the Y at https://nsymca.org/give

The North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at NSYMCA.org.