February Is Black History Month: Celebrate In Person Or Virtually With These EventsJan 29, 2021 08:00AM ● By Kassidy Garland
Black History Month is a time to not only celebrate history, but the future as well. February is a month to acknowledge all things that help build up Black culture. Whether you are looking to celebrate, learn more about the history, or join in comaradery with other Black Voices, look no further than the list provided below:
Philly Experiences: Morals + Murals: Tales from Our Hood - SUNDAY 2/28
Morals & Murals: Tales from Our Hood Experience immerses guests into Philadelphia's (aka Philly) Black culture in real time. Think of this one of a kind experience as a "Day in the Life" of a native; hear the good, challenging and inspiring tales of growing up Black in different hoods/ghettos of Philadelphia. While we chat, we will explore a few hoods via public transportation and connect with and capture beautiful murals of Black faces by Black artists while supporting small Black businesses along the way. This experience is perfect for solo travelers, locals and small groups wanting an authentic Philly experience, guests are considering moving to the city for work and school (honest rent prices and areas to consider), and a direct access to a local who can help you plan a full itinerary.
This experience is still operating through the pandemic at a very limited capacity to adhere to the social distance guidelines of the CDC. All guests are required to wear a mask or face shield throughout the entire experience. Once we reach the max number of guests, no additional slots will be added.
Please join us on this one of a kind experience! Read our five star reviews here.
See you soon!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH POP UP SHOP - SUNDAY 2/21Over 20+ Vendors
Black Owned Businesses
Afro Beat Music
Food & Drink Vendors!
Black History Walking Tour - Sun, February 7, 2021
For comfort we suggest a hat , gloves, warm clothes and comfortable shoes for walking.
The host does not provide meals but there is an African-American eatery in the area:
263 S. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Black History Month Family Feud - February 20thCabrini University has created their own version of Family Feud for Black History Month! Be sure to complete the survey so you can contribute to the event. Join the event to compete or just watch! Either way, it will be a blast and you may just learn something.
Register here for free!
Join the authors of Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces for a conversation on their recent book, moderated by Tracey Matisak! In the words of Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, “Part history lesson, part intimate narrative and part practical guide, Do Right by Me is a well-drafted roadmap for raising healthy Black children.”
Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share information, research, and resources that orient parents and other community members to the ways race and racism will affect a Black child’s life—and despite that, how to raise and nurture healthy and happy children. These friendly dialogues about guarding a child’s confidence and nurturing positive racial identity form the basis for Do Right by Me. Harrison and D’Angelo share information on transracial adoption, understanding racism, developing a child’s positive racial identity, racial disparities in healthcare and education, and the violence of racism.
Dr. Valerie I. Harrison has spent more than thirty years as an attorney, professor, and higher education administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Villanova University School of Law and earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. She resides outside of her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kathryn Peach D’Angelo is a lifelong educator with more than twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and holds a doctorate in education from Temple University. She resides outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael, and their son, Gabriel.
Black Writers, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance at The Rosenbach | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour - February 25th
Do you love to read? Do you like talking about what you are reading? If you do, then this group is for you!
Each month we will talk about a different chapter book, and do an interesting activity to go along with it. Participants will pick up a free copy of each month's book (to keep!) along with selected supplies for the activity. This month's selection is Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright. Our activity is designing our own School President campaign poster.
Space is very limited and advanced registration is required by emailing Ms. Meredith at [email protected]. After you register, you will receive instructions on how to pick up your books & materials, and a link to the program. For readers ages 10 to 13.
Also scheduled to meet on March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23 and July 28.
Gentrification in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"- February 24th
The Last Black Man in San Francisco shows how gentrification displaces Black communities and harms Black individuals. The movie can be streamed free on Kanopy with a library card. Watch it at your leisure and then join a special meeting of the ongoing “Gentrification in Kingsessing” series to discuss the movie and how it relates to the world around us in Philadelphia.
This discussion will be held virtually on Zoom. A link to join the discussion will be sent to all registrants the day of the event.
Celebrate with FunTimes Magazine on February 5th at 6pm, as we foster discussion through the generations!
Kassidy Garland has had a great appreciation for reading and writing since she was young. She graduated from West Chester University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Women and Gender Studies. With a concentration in creative writing, Kassidy has 5 years of experience writing blogs, articles, and for social media. Based out of Philadelphia, Kassidy loves to write about a number of topics and looks forward to sharing her passion with those at FunTimes Magazine.