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Black History Month 2023: Events & Resources

The month of February marks the national recognition of Black History Month, when we recognize and celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of the Black community. We encourage you to show your support and reflect on these recommendations all year


Events for Black History Month 

1. Living a Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy | Feb. 8th, 11am @ Eastern Washington University, Showalter Auditorium, Cheney WA

2. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble | Feb.11th, 7:30-9:30pm @ Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

3. Gonzaga University Black Student Union Annual Dinner: Black & Elegant Together | Feb.11th, 5pm @ Hemmingson Ballroom

4. Henry Ossawa Tanner and Impressions of Black Life in America | Feb.12th, 2pm @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

5. A Reckoning with History: The Mapping Prejudice Project | Feb.22nd, 7pm @ Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

6. Art and Activism: Celebrating Black History by Supporting Black Futures | Feb. 23rd, 6pm @ Hemmingson Auditorium

7. Beyond the Western Cannon : Exploring the Music of the African Diaspora | Feb. 26th, @pm @ Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall


Events from Spokane Libraries 

1. Poetry Rising | Feb.2nd, 6pm @ Hillyard Library 

2. Film: "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" - The Unsung Hero of Jazz History | Feb.11th, 10:30am @ Shadle Park Library

3.Black Owned Business & Resource Fair | Feb.11th, 2-4pm @ Central Library

4. Black History Celebration | Feb.11th, 4Pm @ Central Library

5. NW Passages: Spokane Black Stories | Feb. 15th, 7pm @Central Library 

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