February is a month that has a lot going on. And one of the biggest and most important aspects of this month is the fact that it’s Black History Month. It’s a month to celebrate, learn and support so be sure to see what’s happening this month. Here are 10 great ways to celebrate Black History Month in Seattle.
Soul of Seattle
This event works to empower Seattle-based Black culinarians and Black communities in Seattle. So throughout the month, you can participate in live-streamed cooking demos as well as opportunities to score some amazing food. If you consider yourself a foodie, we highly recommend this event.
When: Through February
Black History Month at Town Hall
Town Hall always has great events happening. And this month they have tons of Black History Month related events ranging from podcasts to book talks and more! You’ll definitely want to check these events as they’re happening all month.
When: Through February
Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities
This mini-film fest features 6 different shorts with different themes. But they all relate to the idea of each filmmaker’s gaze of themselves and of the world. So if you’re into film this is a great one to check out and they’re all short so you have the time!
When: Begins February 14th
This local Black/Brown-owned bookstore is a fantastic resource for learning about Black history and social justice as well as supporting Black authors. So if you’re a bookworm and are in need of some new reads, you can support Eselita’s online. And they will be opening a new home in the Central District this month!
Toi Derricotte at SAL
This month, Seattle Arts and Lectures presents “award-winning poet, educator, and Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte”. You’ll hear her speak on multiple topics like racism, motherhood, violence, identity, and more. Plus it’s all online so you can safely enjoy the event from home.
When: February 26th
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A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Black Voices
If you’ve missed drive-in events here’s an amazing one you can check out. The Seattle Opera is putting on a drive-in opera featuring Black performers. So this is a great way to support local and Black artists in a time when the arts have suffered greatly. And going to the opera is always an unforgettable experience.
When: February 13th
Where: 9404 East Marginal Way South
Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts
The Frye Art Museum will reopen to the public on February 11th and at that time you can check out Anastacia-Reneé’s exhibition. Her work is interdisciplinary and often focuses on poetry and performance. In this piece, you can see her work through gentrification and ts effects on the body and home.
When: February 11th-April 25th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
Northwest African American Museum
While the museum is currently closed you can still check out a few virtual exhibitions. Right now you can see works by Christopher Shaw and Hiawatha D. Not to mention, you can always donate to the museum as it’s an important part of Seattle.
The Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Library system is a great way to gain free access to books and information relating to Black History and contemporary issues. Plus they also have a great Black Culture and History Collection that is available online. So if you want to check it out all you have to do is click above.
One of the biggest things you can do this month is to continue giving back to local Black communities. That means supporting Black businesses, restaurants, mutual aid groups, and individuals needing support. Additionally educating yourself and unlearning racism in your life is of the utmost importance. If you need help finding local resources you can click on the link above.
With that, we hope that you find a few ways to celebrate Black History Month in Seattle. And let this be a reminder that every single day is a good day to support Black communities and people. So take time this month to check yourself and see what you can do to support Black communities.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=
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