As the host organization, we at World Stage Theatre,
are grateful for our sponsors and partners in this important work.

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Shalanda Sims

Shalanda Sims

Festival Director

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Velynn Brown

Velynn Brown

Assistant to Director

Equity Consultant at Center for Equity and Inclusion. Velynn is a Wife, Mother, Poet, Blogger, Community Advocate and StoryKeeper.
Ivy Keller

Ivy Keller

Outreach

Moniquea Majors

Moniquea Majors

Vendors

LeAnne Owens

LeAnne Owens

Administration

Alonzo Chadwick

Alonzo Chadwick

Outreach

Marlet Hurst

Marlet Hurst

Marketing

Eric Island

Eric Island

Marketing

Shawnte Sims

Shawnte Sims

Social Media

Jomo D. M. Greenidge

Jomo D. M. Greenidge

Tech

"Those who have no record of what their forbears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history."

~ Carter G. Woodson

EVENT SCHEDULE

Feb 1 TBD

Black History Scavenger Hunt Kick-Off Event

Like most Oregonians, we enjoy playing games. Join Portland's largest escape room and find out just how well you know this city's Black History.

Feb 1 - 28 Portland Metro Area

Black History Scavenger Hunt

Like most Oregonians, we enjoy playing games. Join Portland's largest escape room and find out just how well you know this city's Black History.

Feb 1 - 28, various times Portland Metro Area

Youth Curated Black History Museum

See the work of local area high school students displayed at various Multnomah County Libraries and festival events.

Feb 2, 10 p.m. Gresham Skate World

4 Tha Culture Adult Skate Party

NWSU is partnering with the Black History Festival NW to provide an adult skate event in honor of Black History Month! ALL ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, identities and orientations are welcome. Remember, Black history IS American history! ♥ This event is for skaters, non-skaters, spectators and those who wanna come out to a dope environment with great music and great fun!18+ | Food Incl. | Skate Rental Incl. | Fun Mandatory!

Feb 3, 7 p.m. Solae's Lounge

Heart & Soul at Solae's

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul." Come experience the music.

Feb 4, 10:30 am Maranatha Church

Gospel Roots Sunday

Worshipping together on Sunday morning

Feb 5, 7 p.m. Beaverton City Library

WIACM Teaser

Join us at the Beaverton Library, on Feb 5th, at 7 pm for a special sneak peek at the upcoming WHO I AM CELEBRATING ME performance.

Feb 1 - 28 Portland Metro Area

Black History Scavenger Hunt

Like most Oregonians, we enjoy playing games. Join Portland's largest escape room and find out just how well you know this city's Black History.

Feb 1 - 28, various times Portland Metro Area

Youth Curated Black History Museum

See the work of local area high school students displayed at various Multnomah County Libraries and festival events.

Feb 10, 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble (Clackamas)

Black Parent Initiative Book Fair

Join BPI for FREE food, fun, and celebration of cultural literacy with local Black authors.

Feb 11th & 12th, 7:30 p.m. World Trade Center Auditorium

Who I Am Celebrating Me

a community of youth and adult artists exploring history through theater. From soul-encompassing singing and dancing to heartfelt poetry and prose, the production highlights a montage of African-American figures and movements of past and present.

Feb 1 - 28 Portland Metro Area

Black History Scavenger Hunt

Like most Oregonians, we enjoy playing games. Join Portland's largest escape room and find out just how well you know this city's Black History.

Feb 1 - 28, various times Portland Metro Area

Youth Curated Black History Museum

See the work of local area high school students displayed at various Multnomah County Libraries and festival events.

Feb 16, 10 p.m. Division Street Theater

Black Panther Movie Night

Blackout Black Panther Movie Night, Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10pm. Yes, you read right! And, we're giving away free tickets to the first 25 people to like our FB page, follow us on Instagram @bhfpdx and Twitter @bhfpdx. If you've already liked our page, invite a friend.

Feb 17, 7 p.m. Jefferson High School

How Well Do You Know Your Black History Game Show

Come support high school BSU teams as they compete for a grand prize of $500 This is event is free but if you can, please bring non-perishable or gently worn items to go towards high school clothes closets and care packages for college students.

Feb 1 - 28 Portland Metro Area

Black History Scavenger Hunt

Like most Oregonians, we enjoy playing games. Join Portland's largest escape room and find out just how well you know this city's Black History.

Feb 1 - 28, various times Portland Metro Area

Youth Curated Black History Museum

See the work of local area high school students displayed at various Multnomah County Libraries and festival events.

Feb 24, 4 p.m. Location: Self Enhancement, Inc

Unity Gala & Marketplace Featuring Jemele Hill

Join with World Stage Theatre as we welcome Jemele Hill to Portland for our first Unity Gala. Also, see some of the best vendors and organizations in the Community Marketplace.

"Until a lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter."

~ African Proverb

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