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Highlighting Ancient African Histories, Cultures and Global Achievements at the Black History Month Celebration

Check out a podcast on the Celebration and hear all that’s in store here.

Sign your BFS student up for Friday 2/10 workshops here

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.