Fifty-four years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, African Americans have made great strides and contributions to American society. As we observe Black History Month, take part in events planned throughout February that celebrates the past and present contributions of African Americans to our society.
There’s something for everyone whether your preference is art, music, lively discussions, or tech.
- Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Black History Month Exhibit - Feb. 2
The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board's Heritage Planning Committee, along with various community-based organizations, has scheduled a number of events that pay homage to this year's national theme: “African Americans in Times of War.” The month-long celebration kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center. For more information, visit the Black Affairs Advisory Board.
- Black Tech Week - Feb. 5-9
Black Tech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami. It partners with founders, corporations, and the community to create a valuable six-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind. Purchase tickets online.
- Getting 2 Zero Health Fair - Feb. 16
The Getting 2 Zero is a movement to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections, increase access to care, reduce stigma, and to promote health equality in the community. Know the facts. Get tested. Get treated. For more information call 786-566-6651.
- Art + Soul Fifth Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art - Feb. 17
This celebration at Perez Art Museum Miami will offer a special three-part evening from which to choose: The Dinner, The Reveal, and The Celebration.
- The "BlackFlorida: Perrine" exhibit reception will be held Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Deering Estate. Trinidadian-born Miami-based documentary photographer Johanne Rahaman, a recently-announcer Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant recipients for this project, introduce the public to a nuance view of Black neighborhoods. The exhibit reception is free and open to the public.
- "The Black Artist Talk" and film premiere of "The Richmond Heights 49ers" will take place at the Deering Estate Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. - 4p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, Deering Estate Alumna Artist-in-Residence Michelle Grant-Murray will host the "The Black Artist Talk," a forum bringing black arts and culture to the forefront in our community. The afternoon will feature a special viewing of the documentary film "The Richmond Heights 49ers" by Jessica Garrett Modkins and performances by choreographer Ashley Beckno.