Have you been celebrating Black History Month? Here are a few more local and online events to learn, celebrate, connect, and support.
On Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m., Bridges United Methodist Church, 310 4th Street S, concludes its Black History Month Film Fest with 42, a biopic about Jackie Robinson written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland and starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. The screening is free and in-person (refreshments, too). For more details, check the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1117269115730857/
Black Student Leaders is hosting a dinner and awards celebration from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at Boot HIll Pub, 1501 St. Andrew Street. Please RSVP to BlackStudentLeadersWI@gmail.com OR 608-881-6418 OR HopeRestoresWI@gmail.com If you can't attend, but would like to support, please call or email Hope Restores.
On Sunday, February 27 order a Black History Month New Orleans Dinner from Mia's Kitchen. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. Call 608-386-5807 or check out @Mia's Kitchen on Facebook.
On Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m. join an online program presented by the African Amercian Policy Forum - a very special edition of Under the Blacklight featuring Kimberlé Crenshaw, Cornel West, Sherrilyn Ifill, and Jelani Cobb. The conversation will explore the question, "Is this the last Black History Month?” and discuss why it is necessary for us to fight to ensure it is not. Registration is free.