Feb 8, 2023

Black History Month: Week 2

Community Activations and Events

This year we are encouraging our staff, teachers, and community members to participate within their local communities and attend events to honor and celebrate Black existence and history.

We’ve created a list of events in our current IRL cities to attend during the month of February. Bring a friend, and check them out!

Portland →

  • African Film Festival: The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. More info

  • Black History Festival NW 2023: To celebrate, honor, and elevate the rich tapestry of the African Diaspora in the pacific northwest through arts, education, and advocacy. More info

Los Angeles →

  • Black Queer Poetry Reading: Cuties Los Angeles Presents Readings at Sunset: A Queer Poetry Night. Readings at Sunset is a live poetry night happening every 2nd Sunday at The Plant Chica. More info

  • La Black History Month Festival: Programming will include guest speakers for a in-depth community forum on topics that affect the mind and body within the African American communities today. More info

  • Black History Month 2023 in Los Angeles: More info

New York →

  • Free Concert with the Harlem Chamber Players: The Schomburg Center presents the 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration with music by Duke Ellington, Don Byron, Aruán Ortiz, Valerie Coleman, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor performed by the HCP. More info

  • NY Public Library Events: Join The New York Public Library during BHM for events and programs including live author talks and panels, book discussions, trivia, STEAM activities for kids, and more. More info

Seattle →

  • Northwest African American Museum Events: Interactive story times, research and writing workshops for students, and a keynote conversation with Dr. Damion Thomas, curator at the Smithsonian. More info

  • Words in Action: Radical writers pose bold strategies for a revived freedom struggle. Celebrate the publication of two new titles from Red Letter Press. More info

Join a class in cities across the country, no experience needed!