Celebrating Black History Month 2021

February was Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, also known as African-American History Month. It began as a celebration of the contributions African Americans have made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice.

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DEIA Resources

Here are some ways to celebrate Black History Month throughout February and beyond:

1. Celebrate Virtually with the University of Southern California! Throughout the month, they'll be hosting a series of virtual events that include student performances, a film festival, public forums on criminal justice and health inequities, and interactive art and yoga workshops. Click Here for more information!

2. Learn about black history with the whole family! USA Today provides a list of 15 great movies for kids and families to watch in honor of Black History Month. Click Here for the full list.

3. A Month of Heritage and History! Join the Smithsonian online for vibrant performances, lectures, and family activities that celebrate our nation's rich cultural heritage and history. Click Here for the events calendar.

4. Learn with The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC). DEC advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people. Visit their website for articles and resources related to Black History Month.

5. Art Projects for All Ages! Click Here for craft ideas for the whole family that open the door for conversation and learning about social justice and black history.

6. 29 Days of Crafts! Click Here for 29 craft ideas to learn about important figures in black history.

7. Bearing Untold Stories. GLIDE Memorial Church is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events led by their Genealogist-in-Residence and founder of KinConnector, Alex Trapps-Chabala. Click Here for more information on the series.

8. Events in Denver. Click Here for a full list of events, most accessible virtually in and around the Denver area.

9. Impactree. Impactree is a purpose-driven engagement platform that empowers brands to build and measure meaningful impact. Click Here to visit their Celebrating Black History Month page to find ways to take action and promote social justice. 

10. Denver7 Resources. Denver7 provides resources to learn about black history, local to the Denver-metro area. Click Here to learn more.

11. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The Fine Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with regular programs throughout the month of February. Click Here for the full list of programs.

12. Colorado State University. The Black/African American Cultural Center makes an intentional effort to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of African, African American, Pan-African people and culture every February. Click Here for their 2021 postings.

13. 20 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Denver, Colorado. Click Here to view the list by 303 Magazine.

14. Black History Month: Events in Denver and Colorado. Click Here for the event list compiled by 9News, including events in Denver and across the state of Colorado.

15. Colorado Parent. Click Here for a list of ways to celebrate Black History Month in Denver with the whole family.

16. 26 Black Americans You Don't Know, But Should. See the full list by Oprah Magazine, detailing 26 prominent Black individuals in American History.


DEIA Resources for Individuals & Organizations

  1.  #PhilanthropySoWhite - What Is the Role of White Leaders in Philanthropy in Dismantling White Supremacy? Decolonizing Wealth Project, in partnership with Neighborhood Funders Group, presents a two-part webinar series: Philanthropy and the Case for Reparations. Sign Up for their mailing list