In honor of Black History Month, the Amoeblog is proud to provide this sampling of Bay Area events that are not to be missed. Watch this space for new additions.
Sunday, 2/1/2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Racism and all that Jazz
Like Traditional Negro Spirituals and the Blues, Jazz evolved in the United States to survive the horrors of racism. Join Renaissance woman Phavia Kujichagulia (Griot, educator, & activist) on this journey into Jazz from Africa to America. She has performed and lectured extensively throughout the continental USA, the Caribbean, and England.
100 Larkin St.
Friday, 2/6/2015, 12:00pm -1:00pm
2015 Black History Month Kickoff : A Century of Black Life, History and Culture in San Francisco
Presented by San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society (celebrating its 60th anniversary).
City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, 2/112015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
African American Oakland: An Historical Overview
In this overview, Oakland History Room librarian Dorothy Lazard will share key and little-known stories of the social, cultural, economic and political contributions of African Americans in Oakland.
Oakland History Room
125 14th Street
Friday, 2/13/2015, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
A Love Supreme
Join KQED, Impact Hub Oakland, and #1World1Family for a special evening celebrating Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's album A Love Supreme with a night of film, music, performance, and conversation.
Jazz by the Angela Wellman Quartet
Spoken-word performance by Sonya Renee Taylor
Film Screening: Through a Lens Darkly
Join filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris with Rev. Dereca Blackmon, curator, Ashara Ekundayo and writer, Marvin K. White in conversation on radical love, spiritual practice, and next generation movement building such as the use of technology in the design of #BlackLivesMatter.
Impact Hub Oakland