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Black History Month in Chandler

Each February, South Chandler Self-Help, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler Men of Action and the City of Chandler are proud to present an extensive variety of community events to celebrate the contributions and history of African Americans.

Annual Events Include:


Unity Walk
Tempe Town Lake

Sponsored by the cities of Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, as well as the town of Guadalupe and Arizona State University, the Unity Walk host hundreds of residents and students with the goal of promoting better relationships between people and organizations. Each group or city wears a different colored shirt and starts the walk together.  The approximately 1-mile walk will finish at Tempe Beach Park.  
  

Black History Celebration
Chandler Center for the Arts

The South Chandler Self-Help Foundation present the annual Black History Celebration in February.  This family oriented event encourages historical education, respect and ensures on going opportunity for the youth of chandler and surrounding areas to display their talents. 

Call 480-227-9706 or 480-963-5213 for more information.


African American Banquet
Chandler Community Center
The Chandler Men of Action present this annual banquet in celebration of the accomplishments made during the year of African Americans and to strengthen our resolve to further our pride, spirit and character. Two student scholarships and Man of the Year are awarded.  
 

African American Read-In
Hamilton Branch Library
In celebration of Black History Month, the Chandler Hamilton Library will be hosting its first African American Read-In. This community reading event is intended to shine a spotlight on African American authors, promote diversity and encourage young people to read.

Sponsored by the Chandler Public Library, Chandler Diversity Office and the East Valley NAACP.
Registration is required at chandlerlibrary.org  


Visit the City of Chandler Diversity Office web page for information on additional cultural events that occur in Chandler throughout the year.

Chandler Diversity Office 
480-782-2214