Black History Monthnewpride2023-02-27T15:38:52-05:00
A big thank you to our program partners & attendees that made our Black History Month events so inspirational and fun!
Please enjoy this highlight video of our 5 February events
Wednesday, February 8th Free Showing of the film TILL Guest Speaker & Commentary before and after the film by Harvard law school professor and social justice advocate Attorney Ron Sullivan, Jr. Showcase SuperLux at The Street, 55 Boylston St, Newton 6:30 PM Limited Seating, FREE to Attend, Registration Required FREE showing of the film TILL with guest speaker & commentary before and after the film by Harvard law school professor and noted lecturer, speaker, and social justice advocate Attorney Ron Sullivan, Jr. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Cash bar available, free popcorn and beverage provided. Welcome remarks prior to the movie start at 6:30 PM. TILL is the powerful and thought-provoking true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in Mississippi in 1955 while visiting his cousins. The film stars Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Bradley, with Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopie Goldberg in supporting roles. Event in partnership with Showcase SuperLux Chestnut Hill.
Saturday, February 11 Author Visit, Reading & Book Signing Jabari Asim, “A Child’s Introduction to Jazz” Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd, Newton 2:00 PM A Child’s Introduction to Jazz is the delightful story of the musicians, culture, and roots of the world’s most remarkable music. Author Jabari Asim is a Professor at Emerson College and the director of the MFA Creative Writing Program, a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and the author of several works for children. Event in partnership with Newtonville Books.
Sunday, February 12 Black Art Celebration & Community Cultural Day New Art Center Classroom at Trio, 245 Walnut Street, Newton 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free to Attend, Register HERE Join the New Art Center and Newton Community Pride to celebrate Black art! This Community Cultural Day celebrates Black History Month with art-making, snacks, and the opening of an exhibition created by New Art’s Martin Luther King vacation program students in collaboration with artist Jamaal Eversley. Bring the whole family for a day of fun! Event in partnership with the New Art Center.