Fascinators and Fedoras Brunch Monarch Cities will host its inaugural Fundraiser - A Fascinator and Fedoras Brunch on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, IL. Proceeds will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House of Oak Lawn.

This event will feature a split-the-pot raffle, silent auction, and entertainment from Sandy Redd, who was featured on The Voice!  DJ Maurice “Ice” Culpepper will also be on the turntables to get the party started!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor!

Please check out this year’s current Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor: Judge John Fairman

Bronze Sponsor: FieldCrest School

Fedoras and Fascinators Fundraiser - Silver Sponsor

Thank you to Judge John Fairman for serving as this year’s Bronze Sponsor!

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Fedoras and Fascinators Fundraiser - Bronze Sponsor

Thank you to FieldCrest School for serving as this year’s Bronze Sponsor!

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Fedoras and Fascinators Fundraiser - Bronze Sponsor

Thank you to Hawkins CILA for serving as this year’s Bronze Sponsor!

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Legislative Initiatives

I Am My Hair: How Black Hair Defines Who We Are

The Legislative Committee is pleased to announce the ‘I Am My Hair Symposium’.  This symposium will take a journey through the black hair experience while answering a question unique to us: How am I defined by my hair?  Invited speakers (political officials, attorneys and judges) will discuss the Crown Act, current cases, and litigation that specifically address the African-American experience Legislative.  Other speakers (business professionals) will discuss how black hair products are a billion-dollar industry, our buying power and opportunities for entrepreneurship.  A mental health provider will discuss the beauty of our natural hair and how to LOVE and embrace it.  To further encourage this, African-American hair professionals will be in attendance to host hair-care workshops providing instruction, techniques and product suggestions for maintenance and care. From little girls learning how to braid, to our little boys learning how to give a haircut, this symposium will have something for every age group. Following the hair tutorials/demonstrations, the children and teens will complete brief video-taped interviews to recap their experience, capturing how they feel about their hair and self-image.  

Organizers will seek to partner with black hair care companies for donations to provide ‘swag’ bags for event participants. We hope that everyone leaves with a spirt of civic engagement, positive self-image and the tips and tools to help them LOVE their natural hair!

MLK Day of Service

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monarch Cities, in collaborated with Western Avenue Elementary School, to organize a community event to assemble care packages for donation to Prairie State College’s TRIO Program. The MLK Day of Service event was held on Monday, January 15, 2024,

The TRIO Program is dedicated to motivating and supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds in pursuing higher education. Students that may benefit from the TRIO program include first-generation students, low-income students, or those who have documented disabilities.

Monarch Cities and the local community donated thousands of items to

Donations can be dropped off at the Flossmoor Municipal Building or conveniently ordered online through an Amazon Wishlist.

Amazon Wishlist donations are requested for delivery by Friday, January 12th.

This community initiative aims to make a positive impact by providing essential items to local college students and fostering a sense of support within the community. This event continues Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s rich legacy of supporting and stimulating the growth of youth and children.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker Spectacular

Monarch Cities Chapter will host its annual holiday celebration at the Hip Hop Nutcracker during the December 16th performance!  MC Families and guests are invited to spend the afternoon at the theater to witness this acclaimed spectacle of arts and culture! “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” reinvents the beloved holiday classic, blending the pure essence of hip-hop with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet and classical score. This show is visually stunning and explosive, brimming with various hip-hop dance styles and freestyle moves. Committee Chair, Dr. Charlesnika Evans, and her committee will deliver an amazing event!

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