Black History Month: Must-Attend Events! Nonprofit Resources February 24, 2022

Black History Month: Must-Attend Events!

As we reflect and learn during Black History Month, we encourage you to celebrate wherever you are! The Nonprofit Resources staff spans the country, and we have compiled a list of events that NPR staff will be attending. See an event near you?

Events to attend:

San Diego, CA – Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage

A new project at the San Diego History Center, this exhibit represents ongoing collaboration and partnerships that occur in real life and through digital mediums. Celebrate is an unfolding exhibition that involves on-going community crowd-sourced insights, information, and items. Celebrate is dynamic and evolving.

Portland, OR – Black History Festival NW

This festival is focused on amplifying Black excellence through education, advocacy, and arts. It aims to unify the Pacific Northwest, bridging gaps by exploring history through podcasts, opportunities for activism, and gala events.

Washington, D.C. – Dreams of Triumph presents: Black Love Pop-Up

This pop up will include trivia games, a curated Black History Month playlist by DJ Loud, and a showing of a popular Black film “The Wood”.  During the event, the organization will be collecting Black history children’s books to be donated to a local elementary school for National Reading Month.

New York, NY – Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room at The Met

Seneca Village—a vibrant nineteenth-century community of predominantly Black landowners and tenants—flourished in an area just west of The Met, in what is now Central Park. Powered by Afrofuturism—a transdisciplinary creative mode that centers Black imagination, excellence, and self-determination—this construction is only one proposition for what might have been, had Seneca Village been allowed to thrive into the present and beyond.

Rapid City, SD – Brookings Public Library is offering a variety of Virtal Black History Month events

Celebrate Black history, culture, and issues with a variety of educational and entertaining events throughout February! Events will be held in the Library’s Cooper Room and streamed on Zoom.  Zoom links can be found in the event on our website calendar.  Resource sheets are linked for each of the events below as well.

These events are made possible through grant funds provided by Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

Know of an event that we should check out? Let us know!

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