Each February, we celebrate Black History Month with guest preachers, teachers, and other events like concerts. Here is the schedule for our 2021 Black History Month. Check this space later this year for news on our 2022 program!
Sunday, February 14th, 2021
The Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care at the Office of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, will join us as our preacher and will lead our Sunday Forum after the service.
Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Dr. Erica L. Ball, Mary Jane Hewitt Department Chair in Black Studies; Professor of History and Black Studies at Occidental College will lead our Sunday Forum at 10:30am, presenting: Freedom's First Generations and the Politics of Memory: A forum exploring African American memory and the quest for freedom in the aftermath of slavery.
Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 6:30pm:
Stephanie Ann Ball, concert artist and curator and Stephen B. Moore, Minister of Music at Miles Memorial CME Church, will present an online concert: Musical Monuments: Spirituals and the African American Concert Tradition. This concert is being presented by Jay Lucas Chacon's ViOP Productions. The concert does require a ticket, which are on sale, including a pay-what-you-are-able option: https://www.onthestage.com/show/viop-productions/musical-monuments-79939/tickets. Note that there will also be a matinee live-stream at 2:30pm on Sunday, February 28 as well!
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
Following her concert on Friday evening, Stephanie Ann Ball will lead our Sunday Forum at 10:30am, presenting Spirituals as a Freedom Practice: A forum examining the history of the Spiritual and their contribution to the long freedom struggle. Note that there will also be a matinee live-stream of the concert itself at 2:30pm on Sunday, February 28 as well! You can buy tickets here: https://www.onthestage.com/show/viop-productions/musical-monuments-79939/tickets