Black History Month is upon us my loves!
For now, never mind the fact that black history takes place [or at least should take place] 365 days–366 when we take the leap–a year!
I started some light research on upcoming Black History Month themed events in case any of you might be interested in attending. Please feel free to comment below or email me at SincerelySyreeta@gmail.com with any events, workshops, etc. that you know of! I’m looking for some #SSontheScene events to cover for Black History Month!
If you click on each of the event names below you’ll be redirected to the Eventbrite pages. For your convenience, I have included a brief description of each:
February 10th, 2013
Join WURD at The Philadelphia Company for an amazing 2-in-1 Black History Month experience.
The first part of this WURD Speaks event is a viewing of the award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall and directed by Patricia McGregor: A gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside.
Immediately following the play, there will be a captivating discussion titled Black Power Babies: An Intergenerational Discussion Exploring Living the Legacy of a Movement. Black Power Babies are the children of men and women active in the black power movement of the 60s -70s that are now leaders in all aspects of society – business, arts, politics, academia, and beyond. Join us as we have multiple parent-child pairs that will give personal accounts and insight on the movement and it’s lasting effects on the world. Black Power Babies is a Sun In Leo Production that had it’s debut in Brooklyn, NY.
February 13th, 2013
This program will give you five ways to find your ancestors.
Karin D. Berry is a journalist and freelance writer who has been researching her family history since 1987. Her articles, book reviews and op-ed articles have been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Macon Telegraph, the Baltimore Sun, the Evening Sun, Emerge and the Philadelphia Daily News.
February 16th, 2013
The Black Love Experience will consist of discussions about Black Love for both men and women. The day will include vendors, workshops, panel discussions, prizes, special celebrity guests and more.
Workshop topics include intimacy and romance, health and fitness, as well as a “MEN Only” workshop. They’re bringing back the author, Kevin Carr, for Part 2 of his workshop: “If Men are Dogs”.
This year they’ll have a real life dating game (just like the TV show). They’ll also be bringing back the “For Men ONLY” discussion, an erotica demonstration, panel discussion for LGBQ community and much, much more!
There will also be health screenings, free tickets to movies, plays and other upcoming events, FREE lunch, and more!!!
Admission is STILL FREE!
February 21st, 2013
Part of GPFO’s Multicultural Affairs screenings for Black History Month
Transit Strike of 1944
Rev. Leon Sullivan Boycott Stories
Please bring PHOTO ID for Comcast Center security.
That’s all for now loves!
– Sincerely Syreeta