Black History Month features film screenings and fundraisers for Flint

The 21st annual Black Solidarity Conference, the Black Arts Festival, and a jazz brunch are among the highlights of this year’s Black History Month celebrations presented by the Afro-American Cultural Center and Yale.

This year’s theme is “Roots. Rebirth. Renaissance,” and the celebration will focus on “honoring the histories and traditions of black culture,” according to event organizers. “Join us as we celebrate the revival of our intellectual and artistic achievements in the African diaspora.”

The Black History Month planning committee consisted of students, faculty, and administrators. The following is a partial list of events. For more information, follow the Afro-American Cultural Center on Facebook or visit its website.

“The Kings at Yale” Exhibition
Jan. 11-Mar. 11. Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. More information.

“Black Pulp!
” Exhibition
Jan. 19-Mar. 11. 
School of Art, 32 Edgewood Ave. More information.

“Silent No More: Jews, African Americans and Civil Rights Art” Exhibit
Jan. 25-Feb. 29. Slifka Center, 80 Wall St.

Black­out! An Afro­heritage Celebration
Feb. 10, 6:30­-8:30 p.m. Beinecke Auditorium, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave
. RSVP.

Amistad, The Search for a New Haven: Abolition, Freedom, and the Law
Feb. 10, 6-­9 p.m. 
Yale Law School, Room 120
, 127 Wall St. Donations will be collected for United Way's Flint Water Fund and the Flint Child Health and Development fund.

Wednesday Film Screenings with yNAACP: “Night Catches Us”
Feb. 10, 8­-10 p.m. Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. More information.

21st Annual Black Solidarity Conference — “The Miseducation: Changing History as We Know It”
Feb. 11-14. Locations vary. More information.

Film Screening: “Freedom Riders”
Feb. 13, 2 p.m. NHFPL Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch, 303 Washington Ave.

Charity Date Night: A Fundraiser for Flint, MI with yNAACP
Feb. 13, 8-9 p.m. Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. More information.

Chocolate Love Date Night
Feb. 16, 7­-10 p.m.
 Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.

Wednesday Film Screenings with yNAACP: “Get on the Bus”
Feb. 17, 8-­10 p.m.
 Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. More information.

Privilege in the Color Spectrum
Feb. 18, 5:30­-7 p.m. La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown St.

“Rodney King” by Roger Guenveur Smith
Feb. 19, 8-­9 p.m. Stiles­-Morse Crescent Theater, 19 Tower Pkwy
.

“Rodney King” by Roger Guenveur Smith with post-performance reception
Feb. 20, 2-­3 p.m. Stiles­-Morse Crescent Theater, 19 Tower Pkwy
. Reception at the Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.

Film Screening: “The Black Power Mixtape”
Feb. 20, 2 p.m. NHFPL Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch, 303 Washington Ave.

Parks-King Lecture Series: Rev. Emilie Townes
Feb. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St. More information.

Yale Black Graduate & Professional Student Mega Mixer
Feb. 23, 6:30­-9 p.m. Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.

Wednesday Film Screenings with yNAACP: “Bessie”
Feb. 24, 8­-10 p.m. Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. More information.

POYNTER Lecture: “The Presidency in Black and White”
Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Yale School of Management, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. More information.

Black Arts Festival
Feb. 25-­28. Afro American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.

Symposium on Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

Book Discussion: “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace”
Feb. 27, 2 p.m. NHFPL Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch, 303 Washington Ave.

Game Recognize Game: FORM + STRATEGY with Olympian John Carlos & Artist Emory Douglas

Feb. 28. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St.