Celebrating Black History Month as a community in Champaign-Urbana
A number of events are happening in the Champaign-Urbana area that are directly (and indirectly) related to Black History Month
February is Black History Month around the country, and we’re excited to see that Champaign-Urbana has a wide variety of events and commemorations to offer. Here’s a look at Champaign-Urbana area events and activities directly (and indirectly) related to Black History Month. From the visual arts to literature to music to film, there’s a lot happening. Some of these events will be happening virtually, and we include streaming links whenever we can (just click on the event).
We’ve done our best to indicate appropriate age groups for these events, but we’re not always sure. Always check with event sponsors if you need more information than what we have provided.
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Sunday, January 30, 2022
Dr. Preston Williams Elementary School Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Urbana School District honors Janice Mitchell with Black History Month Kickoff Event WHERE: Dr. Preston Williams Elementary School | 2102 E. Washington St., Urbana WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 30 from 2-2:30 p.m. The public is invited as Urbana School District #116 celebrates the start of Black History Month.…read more…
Friday, February 18, 2022
Mahomet Public Library Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
To celebrate Black History Month, the Mahomet Public Library is screening two movies at the library: 5 pm: Pixar’s Soul (rated PG) Joe Gardner is an average guy teaching music in middle school whose real dream is to be a jazz musician. When he finally earns the chance to perform onstage, he…read more…
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Urbana High School is wrapping up its Black History Month celebrations with a Talent Showcase, Thursday, March 3, 9:30am-10:45am, available to livestream on Youtube.
We will continue to add to this list, so please check back here.