Feb. 27 | Black women in leadership panel, noon, location TBA
Black History Month events in the community
33rd annual Cascade Festival of African Films: February 3 – March 4, 2023. A virtual online festival that is free and open to the public. Learn more and view the film schedule here.
Northwest Black Comedy Festival: February 16 – 19, 2023.This annual festival features live storytelling, LGBTQ+ performers, live podcasts, new and upcoming comedians as well as headliners from around the country. Learn more here.
Oregon's Black History: February 1 at 5:00 pm at Oregon City Public Library. In person and online. Please join us for Oregon's Black History: 450 Years in 45 Minutes, a presentation by The Oregon Black Pioneers. Learn more and register here.
Portland Jazz Festival: February 16 - 23, 2023. PDX Jazz Festival Black History Month with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. Learn more here.
We acknowledge that the Clackamas Community College campuses reside on the traditional homelands of the Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people. It is important that we acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices they endure. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. Please join us in taking this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land, their lives, and their descendants still caring for the land today.
We acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from the free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, and the knowledge, skills, and human spirit that persevere in spite of violence and White supremacy.