Friday, February 7, 2020

Celebrate Black History Month in Redwood City

The City invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us at a special event and exhibition highlighting African American culture and contributions.

On February 21, the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services and Redwood City Public Library will host Concrete Communities "Together We Rise." The Diamano Coura West African Dance Company will perform a traditional West African dance at this event, which takes place 6 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center.

At the event, Peopleologie will offer a hands-on West African Artifact exhibit, and community organizations will share information about college, housing, internships and job opportunities.

Through the end of February, the Downtown Public Library will exhibit the “City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign,” courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This special poster exhibition explores the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, a national, multi-ethnic, multicultural movement to demand equal access to economic opportunities and security for all people. The exhibit was initiated to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. and the work he did to end poverty in the United States. For more information about the exhibit, go here.

For details on the Concrete Communities “Together We Rise” event, go here

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