The Historical Altenheim invites you to a Black History Event: “I Too Sing America.” Negro spirituals and poetry tell the story of a newly emanicipated slave. The event takes place on Friday, February 22 at 7pm at 1720 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland. For details, call 415.577.2213.
Humanities West brings together a panel of international and regional scholars to present a discussion of ‘Creating Leonardo’, celebrating 500 years of the cultural contributions of Leonardo da Vinci. This discussion takes place Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm at the Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter Street in San Francisco. For details, call 415.391.9700.
Written and directed by Spike Lee, Bamboozled merges America’s shameful, racist past of minstrel shows (with white and black actors donning blackface to exaggerate and perpetuate the racist stereotypes of the day), to current day “minstrel shows,” that exaggerate the black stereotypes of our time, without the actors in blackface. Lee seems to assert that...
The public is invited to a Middle Eastern Treasures Concert and Feast presented by Mary Ellen Donald. The potluck, concert, and dancing take place on Saturday, February 23 at 1:30pm at the Elks Lodge, located at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda. For details, call 510.654.3786.
The Freedom Socialist Party hosts a ‘City Workers Rise Up Against Racism’ panel discussion. This discussion takes place Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street in San Francisco. For details, call 415.864.1278.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts a Day of Remembrance, with excerpts from “Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps.” This event takes place Sunday, February 24th at 3 pm, at 388 9th Street, in Oakland. For details, call 510.637.07455.
Dr. Tina Sacks discusses her book “Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System”. This discussion about racial discrimination takes place on Tuesday, February 26th at 5:30pm at Samuel Merritt University, 400 Hawthorne Avenue in Oakland. For details, call 510-879-9200 Extension 7334.
The Mission Bay Library invites children ages 7 and up to learn chess. This event takes place Tuesday, February 26th at 4:30 pm at the Mission Bay Program Room 960 4th Street in San Francisco. For details call 415.355.2838.