West Hollywood plans events to celebrate Black History Month

Wave Staff Report

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is celebrating Black History Month with several events to recognize, celebrate and honor the history, contributions and achievements of African Americans during February.

Among the events are a virtual Black LGBTQ Wellness Event, “Sacred Space” Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event begins with a guided meditation from a holistic human development strategist, followed by a guided motivational yoga practice with Samora. Register in advance of the event at https://tinyurl.com/sacredspaceweho.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., a Black women-led pop-up market will be held featuring Black vendors, panelists and performers.

In the interest of public health, the event may be moved to a virtual space if it is deemed necessary by public health officials. Attendees are advised to be fully vaccinated, wear facemasks, and maintain physical distancing whenever possible.

Additional programming during the month includes:

  • A moving image media art program debut of “Black Eco,”a film from director and choreographer Shauna Davis. The film will be displayed for 10 minutes at the top of every hour on the Netflix Invisible Frame billboard on Sunset Boulevard beginning Feb. 3.
  • A human rights speakers series virtual panel discussion “Exploring Race and Gender Equity,” featuring the Rev. Pauli Murray at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Murray is an attorney, social justice activist and priest who has produced a new documentary on Amazon, “My Name is Pauli Murray,” about race and gender identity.

Registration is requested via Eventbrite:https://hrss-2022feb15.eventbrite.com.

Information: Moya Márquez (323) 848-6574.


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