In honor of Black History Month, the Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust and Gender Studies will partner with Rohi’s Readery in Rosemary Square for a Black History Month Kick-Off celebration on February 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for workshops.
The event’s theme is “Stories of Black Excellence, Brilliance, and Joy: Fostering Pride Through Children’s Literature,” and will feature a Revolutionary Storytime for children led by West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James. Guests can also shop an artisan market with vendors from local Black-owned businesses and sit in on a “A Conversation about Black Joy and Brilliance” panel discussion.
Check out the full schedule of the events:
- 10:30 a.m. The Power of Inclusive Yoga with Jade Wonzo. Sign up here.
- 11:30 a.m. Welcome presented by the Office of African and African American Studies and Performance of “Lift Every Voice”
- 11:50 a.m. to 12 p.m. Performance
- 12 p.m. Teacher/Adult Workshop: Fostering Pride Through the Infusion of African and African American Literacies. Sign up for this free adults class here.
- 12 p.m. Project Flourish Kitchen & Culture Series with Alicia Garcia. Sign up for this free children’s class here.
- 12:50-1 p.m. Performance
- 1 p.m. Creative & Healing w/ Writing with Write to Heal founder Flose LaPierre. Sign up for this free adults workshop here.
- 1 p.m. Revolutionary Storytime led by West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James. Sign up here.
- 1:50-2 p.m. Performance
- 2 p.m. High School Student Panel: “A Conversation about Black Joy and Brilliance” moderated by Eclectic Conversations