Denver first lady Mary Louise Louis will speak at CSU-Pueblo's dinner dialogue event.
In February, the nation celebrates Black History Month, which deserves recognition beyond the few lessons taught in schools and the few Facebook posts that might circulate your feed for the next 28 days.
In order to adequately honor local, national and international black heroes, consider joining the community for various Black History Month events held throughout the region. There’s something for every taste, from lectures to film screenings to open mic nights. Check out a list of events below:
Black History Dinner Dialogue, with a speech by Denver's first lady, Mary Louise Lee, who will address racism and discrimination in 2018. Thurs., Feb. 1, 5 p.m. CSU-Pueblo's General Classroom Building, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2365, csupueblo.edu.
Celebration of Black History Month, a group presentation about black history, appropriate for all ages. Meet in the conference room at Grant Library, Fort Carson. Sat., Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Carson, 6001 Wetzel Ave, Fort Carson, CO, 526-2350, facebook.com/carsonmwr.grantlibrary.
BHM Cultural Movie Night: Show Me Democracy, a screening of this film, which documents the efforts of the Scholarship Foundation's Education Policy Internship Program, which empowers students to research education policy issues that affect them. Wed., Feb. 7, 3 p.m. CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2161, csupueblo.edu.
Colorado Black Voices Matter: Black History Celebration, with a workshop by poet Ashley Cornelius, an open mic for black performers, and a feature performance by Rosenna "Rogue Scholar" Bakari and Marlon "The Gift" Powe. Fri., Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m. The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., 347/961-4789, facebook.com/thegallerybelow.
3rd Annual Celebration of Black History, with the theme: “African Americans in Times of War,” which commemorates the centennial of the end of the First World War in 1918, exploring its struggle and aftermath. Program includes music, poetry, dance, spoken word and more. Sat., Feb. 10, 4 p.m. UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., uccs.edu.
Black History Month: Art It Up, an opportunity to create a piece of artwork inspired by quotes from Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr., and other famous African American figures. Thurs., Feb. 15, noon to 3 p.m. CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2161, csupueblo.edu.
5th Annual Black History Program, an annual multi-cultural program, presented by OneBody Ent. Enjoy performances by The ReMINDers, Kayla Rae and Tony Exum Jr. Sat., Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m. The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., 634-4653, facebook.com/719Nightlife.
Salute to George Washington Carver for Black History Month, honoring the most famous botanist of the first half of the 20th Century, “The Peanut Man." Hear how a former slave reversed generations of ruinous farming practices. Wed., Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free Event. Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, 347-1714, email@example.com, carverhallgroup.com.
Black History Month Game Night, an opportunity to test your knowledge in a game of Jeopardy full of questions for Black History Month. Wed., Feb. 28, 4 p.m. CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2161, csupueblo.edu.
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