February 25, 2024
Kente fabric on a loom. Picture credit score: Picture by Kojo Blebu from Pixabay

The San Diego Public Library will host free, all-ages programming for Black Historical past Month, together with an writer dialogue, live performance and crafts.

The library will host a number of lectures, discussions and story occasions throughout February on the Central and department places.

“The San Diego Public Library’s Black Historical past Month programming explores the richness and variety of the Black expertise and id,” stated Library Director Misty Jones. “Working with our neighborhood companions, SDPL employees has created distinctive alternatives for individuals to attach via tales and shared experiences.”

Examples of occasions embrace Crafternoon, with a Kente Material paper craft for grades Okay-3 on the Tierrasanta Library, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12, and Create It! Applications for Youth, specializing in creation of a Freedom Quilt, on Feb. 13 on the Central Library and Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library.

Black Historical past Month occasions later within the month embrace:

  • Fearing the Black Physique: Racial Origins of Fats Phobia with Dr. Sabrina Strings, 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Central Library. Offered in partnership with the College of San Diego. She’s going to talk about the concept that the best of thinness is, at its core, radicalized and racist.
  • Afro-Mexicanos: Mexico Lastly Acknowledges Its Black Residents, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Central Library. WorldBeat Cultural Heart’s Jorge Gonzalez will lead a dialogue on the presence and omission from historical past of individuals of African descent in Mexico.