Black History Month in Chandler
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.
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Remaining events for 2015 Black History Month in Chandler include:
Friday, February 27 – 6 p.m. Reception - 7 p.m. Dinner
Now Opening in April 2015
African American Banquet
Chandler Community Center
125 S. Commonwealth
Presented by Chandler Men of Action
The Chandler Men of Action are proud to announce Mr. Bruce Cooper of Channel 12 News/Sports as our Master Ceremony for the 3rd Annual African American Banquet. The Mayor Coy C. Payne Man of the Year Award winner is Floyd Alvin Galloway, Senior Account Manager, Arizona Informant Newspaper and special guest speaker is Dr. Neal Lester, Professor of English and Director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University. These men represent along with others the type of African American Men we want to showcase to our youth. The banquet is a celebration of the accomplishments made during the year of African Americans and to strengthen our resolve to further our pride, spirit and character. There will also be a silent auction at this event.
Two student scholarships and Man of the Year will also be awarded.
Then They Came for Us…
Downtown Public Library
22 S. Delaware St.
Presented by the East Valley JCC
Then They Came for Us... is a revolutionary exhibit exploring 3 distinct events; the Holocaust, the treatment of Black people in Europe, and the domestic struggle for Civil Rights. This volunteer docent led exploration is conducted using exquisitely constructed panels, multi-media/archival film footage from the actual events, and artifacts. The exhibit will examine these three events simultaneously across a timeline from the early 1910's to the early 1950’s helping to guide the viewer through the similarities and differences between the antecedents to, and the events themselves. This ground-breaking exhibit is being designed and constructed locally, using local talent.
Visit the City of Chandler Diversity Office
web page for information on additional cultural events that occur in Chandler throughout the year.
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