Brooklyn Friends School’s annual Black History Month Celebration, hosted by the PAT, will highlight ancient African histories, cultures, and global achievements. Events begin on Thursday, February 9 with a film screening and panel discussion on the documentary Sembène! This 2015 documentary chronicles the life of self-taught Senegalese filmmaker, poet, and novelist Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007), known to the world as the father of African cinema.
The annual celebration continues Friday, February 10th with workshops on African tile-making, African dancing and drumming, Timbuktu model-building, Hieroglyphics writing, and much more. Student workshops begin at 3:30pm (sign up here) and will be followed by a community dinner at 5:30pm, and a program at 6:45pm in the Pearl Street Meeting House featuring music educator and well known rock, jazz and session drummer, LaFrae Sci and her band Sonic Black. The Celebration wraps up with a dance party at 8:00pm in the lobby.
All Preschool and Lower School children attending must have adult supervision.