In honor of Black History Month, several cities are celebrating with special events including art exhibits, festivals, film screenings, and poetry readings. Celebrate Black History Month by checking out these educational, fun, and impactful events happening in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Seattle:
Phoenix hosts The Black Horizons Festival, “a month-long celebration of arts and culture and a focus on filmmakers and creatives in Arizona and those connected to the state. An ongoing celebration of arts and culture from an African Diaspora perspective, the festival will take place at multiple locations in Tempe, Phoenix and Mesa, with Harkins Theatres (at Arizona Mills) as the host venue for the film screenings and workshops.”
Film Screenings begin on Saturday, February 10th and are scheduled at various locations throughout Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale and include such films as “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti” and “Black Love Matters: Celebrating #Black Love Day.” Check the detailed schedule, as some schedules are still being published.
Salt Lake City Events:
The University of Utah is hosting “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” an event that explores the “last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.”
The Utah African-American Chamber of Commerce is kicking off Black History Month with a live event, “Evening in Harlem” which includes a live band, dancing, and a casino. The UAACC’s mission is “being the key resource for African American and other minority as well as veterans and women-owned small businesses throughout the State of Utah and nationwide.”
Black Fashionista! The History of Black Women Fashion Designers event will be held at the Renton History Museum on February 8th.
The Museum of History and Industry will host the event, “Mary Henry and Jacqueline E.A. Lawson: Uncovering the History of Seattle’s Black Community.” This lecture event explores Seattle’s black community and “Seattle’s Central District as it was in the mid-20th Century, as well as the significant African American leaders who have shaped our region.”
Which Black History Month events will you be attending? Share the events happening in your community for Black History Month at #LifeatWeidner!
-The Weidner Apartment Homes Team