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Evanston Celebrates Black History Month

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Black History 24/7/365: That Art Thing We Do”

Join the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre for “Black History 24/7/265: That Art Thing We Do” on Feb. 17, 7 p.m., at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Engage with Black Evanston artists in a conversation moderated by Laurice Bell and then stick around for an Afterglow Party with wine and hor d’oeuvres. Register now to attend this free event.

Evanston Public Library

Special Programs For Adults

  • Jan. 27: A Decade to Remember, Behind the Scenes. Go behind the scenes of the exhibit at the Main Library with Shorefront Legacy Center Founder Dino Robinson to learn about the legacy of the Norshore Twelve and its annual cotillion. In person. Saturday, Jan. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Main Library. Register.
  • Feb. 2: Sip & Paint Black History Month Kickoff. We’ll bring the paint and supplies. You buy the beer. Ages 21+. In person. Friday, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.mTemperance Beer Co. Register.
  • Feb. 6 & 13: Black Abstract Art and Black Imaginations. Learn from Professor Emerita D. Soyini Madison of Northwestern’s Department of Performance Studies in this two-session mini-course. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13. 6-7:30 p.m., online and in-person at the Main LibraryRegister.
  • Feb. 7: The AUX with Tiffini Holmes: A Lunch & Learn Event. Discover The AUX, an exciting new commercial hub in Evanston creating space and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12-3 p.mMain Library. Register.
  • Feb. 14: Open Mic & Karaoke Night. Showcase your talents with open mic performances followed by karaoke. Ages. 21+.Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:30-8 p.mDouble Clutch Brewing. Register.
  • Feb. 16: Organ Donation and African Americans: Myths and Misconceptions. In partnership with the Illinois Secretary of State. Friday, Feb. 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Robert Crown Branch. Register.
  • Feb. 21: Finding Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable: Chicago’s Black Father. Join Associate Professor of History and African American Studies Courtney Pierre Joseph for a talk about the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable. Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Main Library. Register.
  • Feb. 24: Matinee Movie @ Main Celebrating Black History: Summer of Soul. (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). Watch and discuss Questlove’s documentary celebrating the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Saturday, Feb. 24. 3-5:15 p.mMain Library. More info.
  • Feb. 27: Mental Health in Black Communities: A Panel Discussion. Experts will discuss the intersection of shared experience, inequities, and mental health access. Tuesday, Feb. 27: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Robert Crown Branch. Register.

Programs for Kids, Teens, and Families

  • Feb. 11: Matinee Movie @ Main Celebrating Black History: The Little Mermaid. (2023). Join us at 1 p.m. for a craft in the Children’s Art Garden, followed by the screening at 2 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 11, 1-4:30 p.m.Main Library. More info.
  • Feb. 20: Teen Snack & Paint. Embrace your inner royal as we make crowns and learn about crowns from different nations in Africa. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m.Robert Crown Branch. Register.
  • Feb 23: Black Family Game Night. Join us for an evening of great food, fun, trivia, and games in celebration of Black History Month! Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Robert Crown Branch. Register.

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cityofevanston.org/about-evanston/black-history-month?

Venue

Various
IL United States

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