10th Annual Black History Month Celebration (Streaming Live)


Saturday, March 5, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


On March 5, 2022, from 4 to 5:30 pm, The New Rochelle Black History Month Committee, sponsored by a consortium of community-based organizations will present a live, virtual and free program for the 10th Annual, Black History Month Celebration. This year, we celebrate The Sights and Sounds of Africa.

Join Dawn N. Hicks Tafari. Ph.D., guest host, for the live event at nred.org. Beginning at 4pm:

  • Preview student artists from elementary, middle and high school, as they work on submissions to the WABSE Spoken Word and Art Show.
  • Meet a panel of authors — including  Nicole Allen, Caroline Clarke, Linsey Davis, Judy Tyrus, Kent Washington and Rita Williams-Garcia — as they discuss their “writerly” lives. The discussion will be moderated by New Rochelle High School (NRHS) student, Laela Reynolds.
  • Enjoy presentations by professional artists (Imani Gonzalez, Sadat X and former NRHS student Rachel Motley) who will talk about the influence of African art and music on their work.
  • Share our pride as we honor student achievers, educational leaders and a special posthumous recognition of educator, Karen Johnson, whose contributions to the lives of students and the community will be cherished forever.

After the live event, student work submitted to the WABSE Spoken Word and Art Show will be exhibited online at nred.org. All are invited to visit the exhibit, view the authors, artists, honorees and resources. This program is brought to you by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, The Lincoln Park Conservancy, New Rochelle School District, New Rochelle Branch NAACP, Kingdom Community Consultants, Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE).


Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: WABSE
Presenter Website: www.nred.org

Sponsor Message

NRCA is proud to co-sponsor this annual celebration
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