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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Shawnte Sims

Shawnte Sims

Social Media

D’Artagnan Bernard Caliman

D’Artagnan Bernard Caliman

Kory Murphy

Kory Murphy

Tyra "Trainer Tyra" Lovato

Tyra "Trainer Tyra" Lovato

Eric Island

Eric Island

Marketing

Joy Mack

Joy Mack

RaShaunda Brooks

RaShaunda Brooks

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

Jan 31, 3-5:30 Portland City Hall

City of Portland Black History Month Proclamation

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, Washington County, and Clark County Libraries and festival events.

FREE

Feb 1, 12 noon Downtown Portland

BIKETOWN Lunch Bike Ride + BHM Bike Design Unveiling Event

Meeting at City Hall; stop at Deadstock Coffee.

FREE

Feb 1, 5:30 pm Artists Repertory Theatre

The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud by Josie Seid

A staged reading of Josie Seid's contomporary re-imagining of Hecuba, the Greek tragedy, set in a school after a shooting, telling the story from an African American perspective.

FREE

Feb 2nd

Bike Ride hosted by CAAN and Nike

Feb 2nd, 2-9 pm Self Enhancement, Inc.

Junction Ave: A Black Business Pop-Up

A marketplace to buy, sell and identify black-owned businesses in our community.

FREE

Feb 3rd, 3 pm Beaverton Library Auditorium

Sneak Peek & Talkback with the cast of Who I Am Celebrating Me

FREE

Feb 7th Portland 5

1st Thursday Art Gallery

Come mix and mingle with African American artists.

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, Washington County, and Clark County Libraries and festival events.

FREE

Feb 8th, 6-9 pm Self Enhancement, Inc.

Kúkátónón Presents Dr. Jason Okonofua: 'Bias Impeding Academic Achievement

Dr. Jason Okonofua, is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He will be presenting his research, which focuses on the social-psychological processes that contribute to inequity, including teacher-student relationships that result in racial disparities in disciplinary action. Through this, he is developing innovative interventions that mitigate the problematic “school-to-prison” pipeline experienced by many African and African American students.

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Feb 9th, 10 - 11:30 am Commotion

Wine & UnWine with Trainer Tyra

Feb 9th, 8 p.m. Moda Center

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama

Attendees at Mrs. Obama’s events will hear her honest reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.

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Feb 10th, 3 p.m. Dolores Winningstad Theatre

Who I Am Celebrating Me

Don't miss this soul-encompassing, heartfelt, energetic, fun, truth-telling, intergenerational cast as they take you on a historical journey. You will laugh, cry, get angry, love, smile, cry and laugh again. Tickets available at portland5.com.

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Feb 14th, 7:30 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Valentine's Day with Smokey Robinson

Presented by the Oregon Symphony, the Motown legend performs his greatest hits – “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” and many more. What a way to thrill your sweetheart on the most romantic night of the year!

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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, Washington County, and Clark County Libraries and festival events.

FREE

Feb 15th, 7 p.m. doors open, show at 8:30 pm Crystal Ballroom

Ella Mai w/ Kiana Lede & Lucky Daye

Showbox Presents: Ella Mai All Ages | Doors 7:00PM

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Feb 17th

Wine & Wine w/ Trainer Tyra

Feb 18th, 2-8 pm Portland Center Stage at The Armory

A Day of Love

Open to all ages, vendor opportunities available

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, Washington County, and Clark County Libraries and festival events.

FREE

Feb 22nd Oregon State University

Back To The Root: 2019 Pacific Northwest Black Growers Gathering

This one-day regional conference, the first of its kind in Oregon, is providing an opportunity for Black-identified growers -- farmers, producers, educators, advocates, and ranchers -- to gather, network, discuss experiences, build strategies, and learn about our history and our opportunities!! This work is a part of a larger effort to combine and share resources available to Black-identified people working, practicing, or doing business around food systems or growing a thriving food economy in the Oregon and SW Washington area. While this is a black-community centered and invited convening, we openly welcome folks who identify as Indigenous, POC, and/or food justice community builders.

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Feb 23rd Sky Zone

Dodgeball Tournament

Register your team now, come out for some family fun and exercise, see who will take home the cash prize.

Feb 24th, 11 am - 4 pm Montavilla Community Center

Black Family Resource Fair

The City African American Network (CAAN) is an employee affinity group of Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP). CAAN seeks to build a common bond of fellowship among Black employees who honorably serve the City of Portland and advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the recruitment, retention and promotion of Black City employees.

Feb 25th, 6-9 pm Jefferson High School

How Well Do You Know Your Black History Gameshow

Come support six high school BSU groups as they compete for a grand prize of $500. And, see how well you know your Black History, free, open to the public

FREE

Feb 28rd Self Enhancement, Inc.

African American Women's Luncheon

March 1st, 7:30 pm Revolution Hall

Grover Washington Tribute by Eldon T. Jones

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch: Let it Flow for Grover Washington Jr. featuring Gerald Veasley and Marcus Strickland + Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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