CelebrATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February, 2018

Milwaukee Art Museum

 

Feb. 1-28

Black History Month Tours

Experience the ways artists of African descent have used their work to document their lives and fight for social change.

 

Feb. 3

Jam Ak Jam

Experience African dance, music, and folklore.

 

Feb. 10

Jahmés Finlayson and

Dumah Saafir

Listen to music that celebrates African roots and the spirit of Haiti.

 

Feb. 17

Crossing Borders Music

This string quartet concert will explore the richness of Haitian music and culture through compositions by Haitian composers.

 

Feb. 24

Ko-Thi Dance Company: Enjoy music and dance rooted in African and Caribbean culture.

 

The African American

Women’s Center

 

Feb. 2-5

The Wisconsin Black
Arts Festival

Includes craft making for kids, film screenings, vendor displays and writer workshops. Enjoy live performances from dancers, musicians and spoken word artists while indulging in local African American food.

3020 W Vliet St

 

UWM Union Cinema

 

13th Annual

African American

Film Series

(films free to the public)

 

Feb. 1

Girls Trip

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

 

Feb. 8

Marshall

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

 

Feb. 28

Whose Streets?

An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it.

 

Good Eats

Feb 16, 5-7pm

Good Eats Open Mic

Express Your Miwaukee is super excited bring an up and coming poet, Kennedy Hughes!

1300 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

 

 

 

Meet the Watson Family

Stop by the replica Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee to explore the Watsons' family history through an interactive display that illustrates this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Through February  from 10am to noon. Feb. 19, 11am-3pm

 

Milwaukee Public Museum

Looking for African clothes to wear to one of these events? Go see Sarah at the African Center!!

6029 N Teutonia Ave

(414) 828-2293