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Posted on: January 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month

Black History Month

Mill Valley City Council:

At their February 6, 2023 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council will declare the month of February 2023 as Black History Month. From the proclamation:

"Mill Valley City Council calls upon all the people of Mill Valley to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout the history of the United States and the history of Mill Valley, to recognize the contributions made by members of the Black community and to actively promote the principles of equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all."

Read the proclamation | Meeting Agenda

Mill Valley Public Library Events:

  • Black History Month Celebration with Village Rhythm Dancing - Join us Wednesday, Feburary 22nd at 2:30pm in the Creekside room to celebrate the expression of African Village Dancing! Drum and dance along with Onye Onyemaechi. Onye brings traditional wisdom of African culture and celebration of village life to schools, libraries, and organizations. All ages welcomed!
  • Film Friday: Black History Month - Fridays in February | 2:30pm - Experience Black History Month with a cinematic journey through time. Attendees can expect to learn some film history, improve understanding of the Black experience, and take part in a discussion afterwards. This FREE program is for adults. No registration required. 
    • February 3rd: Lilies of the Field (1963)
    • February 10th: The Great Debaters (2007)
    • February 17th: Hidden Figures (2016)
    • February 24th: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Marin County Free Library Events:

  • The Roots of Black Music in AmericaPresented Live on Zoom by Karlus Trapp - 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Saturday, February 25 (Online event)
  • Morning Mystery Book Club: 'Land of Shadows' by Rachel Howzell Hall - 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Thursday, March 09 (Online event)
  • Afternoon Book Club: 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Thursday, March 16 (Online event)

Click here for information about these events

Book Passage

RACE IN AMERICA 2023: Our Stories. Our Voices. Now More than Ever! (Online Event Series)

  • February 14 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm RACE IN AMERICA 2023: Daniel Black | Kristin Henning
  • February  15 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm RACE IN AMERICA 2023: Roberto Lavato | Raina Leon
  • February 16 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm RACE IN AMERICA 2023: Oindrila Mukherjee | May-lee Chai

Click here for more information about these events


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