Black Heritage Month Kickoff
Thurs, Feb. 1 | 11 am - 1 pm | Sophomore Square
Kickstart February by enjoying exciting rhythms and tastes. You'll be impressed by the performance art of Jumoké Farrow, an educator and therapist whose wide-ranging talents are known on the Phoenix stage, and art scene.
Phoenix College students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop by Sophomore Square, adjacent to the Student Union and Hannelly Center. Enjoy refreshments while taking in the drumming skills of local percussionists. Meet representatives from student organizations.
Pre-registration is not required.
Black History Legacy Luncheon
Wed, Feb. 28 | 11 am - 1 pm | Building F, Hacienda Conference Room
As Black History Month draws to a close, join an informal gathering celebrating African American culture, customs, history, and tradition. Enjoy food and entertainment.
Phoenix College students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join. Pre-register today.
Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix
MONUMENT & ART EXHIBIT
Sat, Feb. 3 - Sun, Jul 28, 2024 | ASU Art Museum
Twin Flames isn't a typical monument of granite or bronze. A community-led exhibition, it memorializes the life of George Floyd by showcasing the offerings left at the Minneapolis public space named for him. Twin Flames asks important questions about the role of art and community as a vehicle for bearing witness and creating deeper understanding and empathy. It also examines the state of public memorials in America, prompting us to reflect on whose stories are shared, by whom, and why.
The ASU Art Museum is located at 51 E. 10th St, Tempe.
African American Legislative Day
ENROLLED STUDENT EVENT at THE ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL
Fri, Feb. 9 | 8 am - 1 pm
Join an inspiring day filled with workshops, panel sessions, and interactive experiences led by young professionals, educators, and entrepreneurs. Topics include civic engagement, mental health and wellness, mindfulness, substance abuse prevention, pathways to higher education, career exploration, leadership, and public service.
Registration required. Interested students should email Dr. Vashi Worley at email@example.com.
A Storytelling Event
Thurs, Feb. 15 | 6 - 9 pm | Desert Botanical Garden
Centered. is a vibrant celebration of the Black and African American community's profound influence on the arts. Enjoy captivating performances, inspiring storytelling, mesmerizing dance routines, breathtaking poetry, and art.
Can I Kick It?
Sat, Feb. 17 | 3 - 8 pm | Civic Space Park
Downtown Phoenix Inc. invites you to a brand new community-centric event. Enjoy a free movie, scored live by a DJ, with a blend of hip-hop, funk, soul, and rock music. A local shopping experience—the Buy Black Marketplace hosted by Archwood Exchange—dining options, and family-friendly activities will make the experience memorable!
Civic Space Park is located in central Phoenix, at 424 N. Central Ave.
Basquiat’s Radiant Crowns
ART & CULTURAL EXPLORATION
Sat, Feb. 28 | 10:30 am - 12 pm | Phoenix Children's Museum
Learn about African American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat the late painter whose neo-expressionistic style that rocked the New York art world during the 1980s. Create your very own crown to take home.
While you're there, visit the second-floor Star Bar for an exhibit honoring prominent African Americans and Black people and their contributions, both past and present. The exhibit, Black History Month: Most Influential Figures Throughout History, is open to the public during museum hours throughout the entire month of February.
The Phoenix Children's Museum is located at 215 N. 7th St, Phoenix.