Celebrate Black History Month 2021

The national theme for Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family — Representation, Identity and Diversity. The Black Cultural Library Advocates of Multnomah County Library present the following programs and resources.

Banner for Black History Month

The Black History Month You Thought You Knew — Its origins, past, present, & future
Presented by Ebonee Bell, Black Cultural Library Advocate
Fri., Feb. 5, 6–7 pm

Story Hour with Nikki Brown Clown
Sat., Feb. 6, 10:30–11:15 am
Wed., Feb. 10, 10:30–11:15 am
Wed., Feb. 24, 10:30–11:15 am

The History of African Storytelling
Presented by Javelin Hardy
Sat., Feb. 13, 11 am–12:30 pm

Bring The House Down: A Black, Queer Gospel
Presented by Chanti Darling and Cee Blanco
Wed., Feb. 17, 7–9 pm

Black Queen, You Are Beautiful
Presented by Javelin Hardy
Sat., Feb. 20, 11 am–1 pm
Sat., Feb. 27, 11 am–1 pm

Real Talk with Rashad Taylor 
Mon., Feb. 22, 6–7 pm

Where The Heart Is and Reviving the Black Head Nod Film Screening
Presented by Elijah Hasan
Tue., Feb. 23, 6:30–7:30 pm

Afrofuturism
Presented by Walidah Imarisha
Thu., Feb. 25, 6–7:30 pm

A Call to Black Men, a Holistic Approach to Living Well
Presented by Dr. John Wolfe, from Horizon Counseling
Services
Fri., Feb. 26, 6–7:30 pm

Film Review, Push Out — The Criminalization of Black Girls in School Film Screening and Panel
Presented by ZaDora Williams
Sat., Feb. 27, 2–4 pm

Renée Watson on books as a refuge, a guiding light, a healing balm
Blog post and reading list

For more information, visit library events or call 503.988.5123.