Black History Month at Center on Halsted

Check out what we’re up to this #BHM.

New year, new opportunities to celebrate culture and identities here at Center on Halsted. We’re excited to announce our upcoming events for Black History Month 2019. Of course, every month should be a month to affirm, uplift and support the Black community, but we are excited to invite you to the awesome events we have planned to celebrate BHM this year. See you there!

January 28: Black Metropolis: Growth of the City of the Century with Donald M. Bell

February 7: Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: a Conversation with Michelle Thomas, NP from Gilead

February 9: Kink in Color: The Leather, Fetish, Rubber and BDSM Black Communities Panel

February 18: An Informal Reading of The C.A. Lyons Project

February 24: Black Alphabet Film Screening: “Saturday Church” + Short, “Congo Cabaret”

Looking for other ways to support the Black community this February and always? Read below:

  • Advocate. Learn about advocacy groups which empower and uplift the Black community. Some of our local Chicago favorites? Affinity, Black United Fund, Assata’s Daughters, Black Youth Project 100, Ubuntu, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Chicago Urban League, Chicago Freedom School
  • Educate. Task yourself with learning how to support the Black community and unlearning stigmas and ideas which harm it. Also, make a point to learn Black history even outside of the month of February because #BlackHistory = #AmericanHistory
  • Celebrate & Support. Discover unique and authentic ways to celebrate Black culture by supporting the Black individuals who represent it. Invest in Black talent and Black businesses. Create space for racial equity in all spaces: your home, your workplace, your school, your relationships, your mind.

Center on Halsted is committed to creating safe spaces for all people in our community. Our mission is to advance community and secure the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.