Please note: many of the workshops are fully subscribed.
After many months of planning, the main event for the PAT Black History Month Celebration takes place today! Workshops begin at 3:30pm; the community dinner follows at 6:00pm; and the official program takes place at 7:00pm. The lobby dance party is from 8:00 to 8:30pm.
The program is for students, parents, faculty and staff and the theme of this year’s celebration is “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The focus is on the often overlooked stories of Black culture, achievements, groups and individuals who have made significant contributions in all walks of life and to society.
Everyone is invited to check out this knowledge about Black History and Hidden Figures with this Upper School Advisory Quiz, prepared by teachers Jon DeGraff and Erin Mansur.
THANK YOU TO THE PARENT VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE WORK
Dehomey Agrippa, Afriqiyah Woods, Debra Evans, Iyaka Jack Josiane Leacock, Marcia Thurmond, Karim Camara, Raymi Ramseur, Kwasi Konadu, Noah Isenberg, Sharon D.D. Reid, Cameron Caldwell
Co Chairs: Lisa Stephenson, Vonetta Storbakken
READ MORE ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OUR COMMUNITY HAS UNDERTAKEN THIS MONTH
• Tours of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Film screening of the Academy-Award nominated I Am Not Your Negro from texts by James Baldwin, followed by a discussion with historians, film experts, and James Baldwin’s niece
Student workshops on African Drumming, African Cooking, African Dance, classical music, comics, capoiera, coding and more
• Traditional community dinner, program celebration, and dance party on Fri. Feb. 23.
Workshops begin at 3:30pm; the community dinner follows at 6:00pm; and the official program takes place at 7:00pm. The lobby dance party is from 8:00 to 8:30pm.
Join James Baldwin’s Niece for a Film Screening of Raul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro
On February 13, come to the Meeting House for a film screening of Raul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a discussion with prominent figures in television and film. This Oscar-nominated documentary, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, examines the intense struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and Baldwin’s memories of that era’s slain leaders, including Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The discussion will be facilitated by film professor and author Noah Isenberg, and the panel will include Huffington Post Culture Writer Zeba Blay, film producer and educator Michele Materre and Baldwin’s niece Aisha-Karefa Smart. I Am Not Your Negro is rated PG-13.
Automatic Studios Movie Making Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 – 4:00 (BFS is closed this day)
Sign up your BFS 2nd-9th grader for a one-day moviemaking workshop in partnership with Automatic Studios over the Presidents’ Day long weekend (Tuesday, February 20). Students will write, direct, shoot, perform and edit a short film on the first African American student at BFS, Camilla Church Greene. The location is at Automatic Studios in DUMBO at 52 Bridge Street.
SEE THE COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS BELOW