Mentoring Resources for Black History Month 2022
As mentors, parents, guardians and community members, we have an important responsibility to continue educating our youth and ourselves on the ways to best support diversity, inclusion and cultural appropriateness in our communities. Join us in honoring the heritage, triumphs and sacrifices of African Americans throughout February’s Black History Month. Below is a list of local activities and resources featuring this year’s theme, “Black Health and Wellness.”
UNH Art Exhibit - Culture Keepers, Culture Makers
Dimond Library, Rm 301
The theme of Black History Month 2022 at UNH is Hidden Histories. The pieces on display are part of a larger effort to utilize art as a means for expanding conversations about our collective humanity while still honoring our individual identities.
'Culture Keepers' is an important vehicle for facilitating the kind of dialogue we tend to shy away from, whether due to fear, ignorance, or simply discomfort. With these workshops, we can also dispel the notion that only some of us are artists and encourage everyone to explore art and joyful expression.” -- Richard Haynes
A special showcase is being offered Feb 10, 4:30-6:00pm in the library to provide opportunity to meet/chat with the exhibit artists.
Event co-sponsored by 3S Artspace
Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire - Tea Talk
Sunday, Feb 6, 2:00-3:30pm (online)
Divisive Concepts: A Chilling Effect on Teaching History
Panel discussion moderated by Sen. David Waters, UNH Prof. Emeritus Dept of English, will present critical perspectives on histories, laws, social practices, literature and clashing versions of our American history/stories.
Saul O Sidore Lecture Series
Aging in Place: Black Perspectives
Tues, Feb 8, 3:30pm-5:00pm (online)
This session centers the perspectives of senior people of African descent in their own words. In a roundtable session, individuals from several areas including Black history, arts, educational, and activist organizations will share stories of how they’ve made a place called home in New England and how they've navigated living in the region including the hopes, challenges and dreams they have for themselves and future generations. Their stories help interweave longer histories of regional, labor, and seasonal migration, the work of maintaining family connections and political presence as citizens, and what it takes to define themselves and the “Black community.”
Amplify Podcast "Turning up the Volume on Black Voices"
Thurs, Feb 10, 12:45-2:00pm
Thurs, Feb 22, 12:45-2:00pm
The Feb 10 virtual podcast and chat will center the voices of Black Survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence with Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Tarana Burke. Tarana is an activist, change maker, survivor, and author of Unbound: My Story of Liberation & the Birth of the Me Too Movement and You Are Your Best Thing- Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience, and the Black Experience.
Feb 22 podcast will partner with Courageous Fire - an organization that works exclusively with Black victims & survivors of domestic violence.
Event Sponsored by SHARPP - see their webpage for Podcast Links
For more things to do, read, listen or watch about Black History Month Visit: https://www.mentoringkids.org/celebrating