FEB 6-16 | INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
14TH ANNUAL WHO I AM CELEBRATING ME PRODUCTION
This play, created fifteen years ago by Portland native Shalanda Sims and performed by youth and adults from the Portland metropolitan area, takes audience members on a historical journey through the Black experience, examining and exploring systems put in place since 1619 and the often overlooked and silenced strength, resourcefulness, resilience, brilliance, triumph and contributions made to propel America forward. Perfect for school and classroom field trips, groups, families and anyone interested in history told through heartfelt poetry and prose to the sound track of soul encompassing music and dancing. All performances held at IFCC.
FEB 9 | MT. OLIVET
SUNDAY DINNER MIXERS
Hosted by local caters, it’s a community dinner, a time to fellowship with friends, meet new people, have meaningful conversation and good food. First come first serve.
FEB 12, 6:30 | INTERSTATE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
ROCK THE MIC NIGHT
Come out and support local artists and leaders as they share with the community.
FEB 14 | ROCKWOOD LIBRARY
STORYTIME WITH NIKKI BROWN CLOWN
Join the library and Black History Festival NW in a story hour featuring Nikki Brown Clown. This story hour is a culturally creative blend of picture books infused with music and movement to a range of African American music. This will be an interactive experience and participation is encouraged!
FEB 14-16 | PORTLAND INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
REJOICE! PRESENTS BEEN READY
For us in the Black community, we’ve always been told stay ready, so you dont have to get ready. Ready, as in ready for the discrimination, ready for the prejudice, ready for the racism. Well we are ready, weve been ready and now its time to galvanize. Been Ready brings together our five personal experiences navigating conflicts that are inherently imbued with layers of race, gender and bias. With an inward focus we find what makes us ready.