Black History Month

Black History Month 2023 Day of Celebration

Day of Celebration

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a day of celebration and exploration during Black History Month, as local organizations share their story and expertise with you.

The Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a Philadelphia based, internationally renowned performing arts company. For more than 50 years, Kulu Mele has preserved and perpetuated the cultural traditions of West Africa and the African Diaspora, including Afro-Cuban arts and contemporary hip-hop. Performances will include both traditional and hip-hop works and audiences are invited to dance to learn about the integral relationship between the music and movement (“two sides of a coin”), and the geographical and cultural origins of the dances, as well as important insights into the African drums and costumes. 

Performance and workshop by Kulu Mele at 3:00 in the Atrium | Floor 2

Positive Movement started in 2011 as a drum line, becoming a full drill team in 2014. They strive to keep positive minds to decrease negative reactions. To bring unity to our community while bringing smiles to the hearts of our neighbors. Performances will showcase their talents through drum and dance along with their passion for educating and creating a better community.

Performance and workshop by Positive Movement at 1:00 pm in the Atrium | Floor 2

FarmerJawn is the brain-child of Christa Barfield, a health-care professional turned farmer and lifelong Philadelphia resident who after 10 years into her original career realized her work-life balance was unhealthy and needed a change. After a trip to Martinique in 2018, she returned home inspired to connect with the land, plant life, and social issues that heavily impact black and brown communities and all people’s perception of food. Farmerjawn will tell her story and continue her mission to train and educate the nation’s next black and brown Agripreneurs. 

Christa Barfield will be on site from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in Key Hall | Floor 2

The Mission of The Dox Thrash House Project is to promote the equitable preservation of historic legacies in underserved communities and places. To this end we aim to leverage historic preservation as a tool to combat erasure and uplift the voices and narratives of the communities that have often been overlooked by typical historic preservation practice and policy. In this way the Dox Thrash House Project seeks to promote the legacies of community empowerment, activism, and arts promoted and established by Dox Thrash. Not only known as being a printmaker, but also an inventor, learn more about The Dox Thrash House Project and his invention while exploring your own creativity and make a commemorative button.

Members from The Dox Thrash House Project will be on site from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in Key Hall | Floor 2

More to be announced!

Free with General Admission

  • Families
  • Public