Hey folks! I put together a list of Black History Month events I find interesting and which I plan on attending in the Bay Area. I’m always looking for activities to keep my mind engaged so why not go to hair show, network with young black professionals, support black film, and sip cocktails at the same da– … you get the picture!
I post to twitter of all the happenings I find out about– but here’s what on my #BHM itinerary so far.
Mills College Back History Month – “Please Don’t Touch My Hair”
Feb 11th 7 pm, Student Union
The Black Women’s Collective presents “Please don’t touch my hair,” an exciting and engaging hair show featuring diverse representations of blackness and black hair. A woman’s hair is her crown of glory and we’ll show you why. Join us as we explore Black women’s hair as it relates to their unique sensibility and complex identities. Hear personal experiences and stories from Black women and learn about the complexities of black hair choices and maintenance.
Ernst & Young – Black History Month Roundtable
Feb 28th 6-9 pm, The Kaiser Center — Oakland
African American Executive Business Leaders will join together to share knowledge, discuss diversity and inclusion business strategies and provide insight to their career progression. Pre-event networking includes appetizers, refreshments and entertainment. This is a free community event and all are welcome.
Featured speakers: Gregory A. Adams, President of the Northern California Region, Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer at MetricStream, Gina Wolley, EVP, RBG Administration at Bank of the West …and more! Great opportunity to network and meet new people!
SF Noir Remixology (for you party-goers)
Feb 21, 2013, Otis SF
Remix•ology is a SF Noir Food & Wine event that is sponsoring an evening where top African-American Mixologists create an original cocktail menu that is influenced by our diverse American culture as well as the African Diaspora. If you’re a cocktail enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this! Free admission!
Angela Y. Davis Book Signing
March 1st 6:30 PM , Marcus Books Store , Oakland
“The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues”
List of other events going on at Marcus Books for BHM
Oakland Local has a list of BHM events to do for all 28 days here