Women’s Environmental Leadership Summit 2023

Women’s Environmental Leadership Summit 2023 Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17, 2023 Launched in 2018 to build capacity for the next generation of environmental leadership, Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) engages a multigenerational network of women whose environmental efforts at local, national, and international levels are shaped by a justice and humanities-based framework. Acknowledging that

Celebrate 50 Years of Hip Hop with David Banner

Celebrate the 50th year of hip-hop next Thursday, October 12th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Richland Library! Hip-hop artist and producer David Banner will speak in the main auditorium, with University of South Carolina assistant professor Jabari Evans, Ph.D., as the moderator for the event.   Online registration has reached its capacity. Please

BIHOF Museum Premier Exhibition: THREE ERAS

From the early days of enslavement, African Americans have demonstrated an innovative nature that has impacted the nation in countless ways. Despite facing unimaginable obstacles, they pushed past the limitations placed upon them to create a legacy of ingenuity. During the Golden Era of Innovation, African American inventors and innovators made significant contributions to a wide range of fields. They

Black in Natural History Museums Week 2023

One aspect of BlackInNHM's goal is celebrating and building community for Black folx working in NHMs; encouraging and facilitating Black people’s participation in NHMs professionally and as patrons; and engaging non-Black people as true colleagues and co-conspirators to BlackInNHM professionals. Represent #BlackInNHMs beyond our annual event and support our cause by purchasing a t-shirt via

Frederick J Brown: The Energy is Jazz Exhibit Opening Reception

Friends of the American Jazz Museum are cordially invited to attend a private reception to celebrate the unveiling of Frederick J Brown Exhibit: Energy is Jazz. Enjoy light bites and refreshments, and view the new exhibit before it opens to the public. Reception 6:30 p.m - Opening Remarks Curtain Opening 7:30 p.m. - In the Changing Gallery

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Museums Advancing Racial Justice

Museums Advancing Racial Justice As gathering places for conversation and exploration within our communities, museums are an important part of America’s cultural fabric. As part of its Our Shared Future: Reckoning with our Racial Past initiative, the Smithsonian Institution has partnered with the Science Museum of Minnesota to host and facilitate Museums Advancing Racial Justice, a

Exhibitor Application: Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival at Jackson State University

This November, the Margaret Walker Center is hosting the 50th anniversary reconvening of the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival in Jackson! In 1973, Margaret Walker hosted a groundbreaking conference for Black women writers for the bicentennial of Phillis Wheatley’s work, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Fifty years later, seven of the ten living attendees from the original Festival, including


Join the Slave Legacy History Coalition 2023 monthly meeting on November 8th, 2023 at 10:30 am via Zoom. Presenter: Emelie Gevalt, Curator of Folk Art, American Folk Art Museum Time: November 8, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)     Every month on the Second Wed at 10:30 AM, until Dec 13, 2023   November 8, 2023

En Foco Media Arts Fund 2024: Works-In-Progress Initiative

En Foco Media Arts Fund 2024: Works-In-Progress Initiative Contact Email: grants@enfoco.org Application Opens: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 12:00AM Deadline: Saturday, January 27, 2024 | 11:59PM Description: The fourth Annual En Foco Media Arts Fund: Work in Progress (WIP) Initiative Support Grant, in collaboration with BronxNet is designed to support New York City based, early career artists of


Virtual: Get ready to rock your socks off with the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock! Join us for an epic online event that celebrates 50 years of their soul-stirring music. This virtual event will transport you to a world of powerful harmonies, uplifting melodies, and empowering lyrics. From gospel to jazz, folk to blues, they've

The Soul of Santa “Do Good” Foundation Holiday Benefit Concert Fundraiser

On Friday, December 1st, world renowned, Kansas City jazz legend Lonnie McFadden will headline the annual Soul of Santa Holiday Benefit Fundraiser. This year’s concert is billed as a “Very Jazzy” holiday celebration and will feature Lonnie McFadden and his two daughters, Gina and Chloe McFadden, performing Christmas classics in a special curated show. All

John H. Johnson Museum: John H. Johnson’s Birthday Celebration

Friends of John H. Johnson Museum Celebration Set In Honor of Johnson The great grandson of slaves, John H. Johnson was born January 19, 1918, in Arkansas City, Arkansas, and became the first Black person to be on Forbes magazine’s list of richest Americans. He was the founder and publisher of Johnson Publishing Company, and

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Environmental Justice Academy

The Environmental Justice Academy launched in the spring of 2023 and is an outgrowth of the Women's Environmental Leadership initiative. the Academy aims to promote environmental justice in communities of color by engaging the next generation in environmental awareness and advocacy. The program provides spaces and opportunities for young women and non-binary youth of color to

From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: Through a Lens Darkly

Presented as part of the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” explores the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans, from slavery to today. Deborah Willis, photo historian and author of “Reflections in Black,” which the film is

The Practice of Freedom Conversation Series: Absolutamente Negro/a/x- Absolutely Black – organized by the Creative Justice Initiative

Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá: The Afro Latin Dilemma: Part of both (Black and Latin), excluded by both, which will take place at The Gala Theatre, Washington D.C. on February 7, 2024, at 6:30 PM.  The confirmed panelists for this event are Roland Roebuck, Afro Latino Alliance; Kayla Carson, Chango Spanish Society, Howard University; Dr.  Anita Gonzalez, Georgetown

Celebrate Black History Month at National Capital Parks-East

In celebration of Black History Month 2024, the sites of National Capital Parks-East: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Fort Washington Park, and Oxon Hill Farm are offering programming related to this year's National Theme of "African Americans and the Arts". Special Events Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration, Saturday,

Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration with Dr. Nicole Fleetwood

Discover how art provides imprisoned people with a voice during the 10th Annual Black History Month Lecture. Presented by the History Center’s African American Program, this in-person lecture featuring Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood will discuss how art can heal and humanize in the age of mass incarceration. More than two million people are currently behind

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS DEC. 31: 98th Annual Black History Festival Luncheon

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FESTIVAL LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE! EARLY BIRD PRICING – EXPIRES DEC. 31 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024 12:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST The Westin Washington, DC Downtown (formerly The Renaissance) 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 898-9000 ASALH is continuing traditions established by Dr. Woodson, including hosting an annual