Black History Month 2023: Celebrations, Events & Resources
Happy Black History Month!
The 2023 theme for Black History Month, set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is Black Resistance.
ASALH says, “This is a call to everyone, inside and outside the academy, to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.”
To support your celebrations and learnings this month, here are some resources:
In Person Events and Celebrations
- Olivia Jones Comes Alive | Skirball Cultural Center, Sunday, February 5, 2023
- KCRW Open House Dance Party @ CAAM, Friday, February 10, 2023
- Black History Month Celebration | The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Sunday, February 19, 2023
- 2023 Los Angeles Black History Month Festival | Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center Charity, Sunday, February 19, 2023
- Black History Month Prosperity Market @ CAAM, Saturday, February 25, 2023
- Museum of Academy and Motion Pictures: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 (ongoing exhibit through July 16, 2023)
- LACMA: Afro-Atlantic Histories | LACMA (ongoing exhibit through September 2023)
Virtual Events & Resources
- National Museum of African American History and Culture:
- NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Encanto’s Antonio! | Celebrating Frozone! | Celebrating Princess Tiana! | Celebrating Doc McStuffins!
- A Space for Us All - for middle and high school students
- Poetry Workshop: Black Women and Beauty
- Poetry Workshop: Black Men and Flight
- Virtual Art Workshop - Block Printing
- Anti-Racism Daily: Subscribe to ARD’s free series to learn one story a day in February: 28daysofblackhistory.com.
- Support Black-owned coffee shops in LA (a list by neighborhood from TimeOut Los Angeles - Jan 17, 2023)
- The Guide to Black Owned Businesses in LA | Discover Los Angeles