Welcome! This news item lists some of the upcoming events to commemorate Black History Month - It is a work in progress as more events are announced. If you know of an event that could be listed here, please send event information to us at email@example.com.
Mill Valley City Council:
At their February 5, 2024 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council declared the month of February 2024 as Black History Month. From the proclamation:
"Mill Valley City Council calls upon all the people of Mill Valley to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout the history of the United States and the history of Mill Valley, to recognize the contributions made by members of the Black community and to actively promote the principles of equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all."
Mill Valley Middle School District Families & Staff:
Celebrate Black Excellence at the 2024 Block Party! - Let’s bring the neighborhood together to honor local Black trailblazers, community and culture. Wednesday, January 31st from 5-7pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. All Mill Valley School District families and staff are invited! Check your school emails for RSVP info.
Mill Valley Public Library Events:
Full STEAM Ahead: Explore the world of Gee's Bend Quilts -The community of Gee's Bend, Alabama has become world famous for their incredible quilting tradition. Read Stitchin' and Pullin' by Patricia McKissack with us and learn about the beautiful art and proud history of this Black community. After learning about Gee's Bend's quilts we'll make our own collaborative paper quilt using geometry, math, and our own unique artistic voices. Join us on Thursday, February 1st from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the Mill Valley Public Library. Register for Gee's Bend Quilts here.
Mt. Tam Community Land Trust:
A conversation about housing segregation and what we can do about it. Discussion with Leah Rothstein, co-author of Just Action: How to challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. The Mt Tam Community Land Trust invites you to a conversation with Leah Rothstein, co-author of Just Action, about combating housing inequities. Racial disparities in economic opportunity, affordable housing, jobs, education, and healthcare are all perpetuated by housing segregation. Leah will suggest specific actions to create inclusive, integrated and vibrant neighborhoods. She will inspire us to be part of the change. Join us on Wednesday, February 28 from 4 - 6pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Register here.
Marin County Free Library Events:
Please click here for a number of programs offered by the Marin County Free Library.
Marin County Office of Education:
The Legacy of Marin City: A California Black History Story - Join Us for the Exhibit Debut featuring Felcia Gaston, Curator for The Legacy of Marin City: A California Black History - Thursday, February 1, from 4pm - 6pm at the Marin County Office of Education: 1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael. The exhibit features Black shipyard workers who migrated from the South to work at the Marinship shipyard in Sausalito during World War II. It will run in conjunction with a countywide public school distribution of copies of Gaston’s book, “‘A Brand New Start … This is Home: The Story of World War II Marinship and the Legacy of Marin City.” Learn more about the exhibit here.