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Black History Month Community Celebration 2020
Past Event

The Black History Month Cultural Celebration is an afternoon showcasing black excellence and achievement through a compelling series of panel discussions on Hip Hop & History, Pilgrimage, and Social Justice. New this year is a community expo where non-profits, advocacy orgs, and other groups working for change gather in the galleries to talk about their work and how we can get involved.

Schedule of Events

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Community Expo in the Galleries

2:00-2:45 pm — Seattle Hip Hop
Moderated by 206 Zulu, this panel will dive into the rich history of Seattle Hip Hop and feature Seattle artists and leaders in the hip hop community

3:00-3:45 pm — Diaspora & Pilgrimage
2019 Commemorated the 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the United States, and this panel discussion will speak to African diaspora, pilgrimage and resilience and be moderated Dr. Gary Perry, Director of Global African Studies, Seattle University.

4:00-4:45 pm — Social Justice
Where are we going and how do we get there? Airen Lydick moderates a discussion on activism, equality, and opportunity.


Feb 29, 2020
12:00pm – 5:30pm


Frank Buxton Auditorium
First Floor Galleries


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