Year-Long Black History Celebration Continues

Date: 
Fri, 05/17/2013 (All day)

 

St. Louis County Library continues its year-long Black History Celebration with a variety of programs and activities throughout the summer months. The line-up includes a performance by Kim Massie, thought-provoking discussions about current racial issues, musical revues, children's programming and an authors and artists expo. All programs are free and open to the public.
 
Schedule of Events:
 
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.
Antioch Puppet Ministry
Linda Adams and her youth puppeteers will take you on a gospel musical journey that is delightful and inspiring. All ages.
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.
Spiritual Jazz
Ravenwolf C. Felton Jennings, II performs heartfelt, wondrous healing sounds of spiritual jazz. All ages.
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.
 
Friday, June 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
An Evening of Jazz and Blues with Kim Massie
Join us as we celebrate Black Music Month with nationally acclaimed vocalist Kim Massie. All ages.
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
Jazzamatazz Jazz Jam
Explore the many forms and musicians of America's music, jazz, in this musical dance party. Performed by Brother John Anderson. All ages.
Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121.

Wednesday, June 19, 2:00 p.m.
Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Rd. S., Florissant, MO 63031.
Thursday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044.
We Be Jammin!
Brother John Anderson performs this one man, interactive, theatrical concert tribute to Robert Nester (Bob) Marley. All ages.

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Musical Grove
Explore basic elements of music and be a part of the audience's interactive music revenue, "The Recycled Sounds Jam Band." Performed by Brother John Anderson. All ages.
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Thursday, June 20, 2:00 p.m.
The Sunnyside of Soul
This program is for those who love to move, slide and bounce to the classic R & B, pop and soul hits of the 1960s to the 1980s. Performed by Brother John Anderson. All ages.
Lewis and Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63136.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
YWCA Metro St. Louis So Reel Speakers' Series: Identifying & Dismantling Race-Based Stereotypes and Myths
If you are interested in learning how to uncover, address and dismantle unfair treatment of people, this is the session for you.  We will gain insight in how racial scripting occurs and practice how to handle uncomfortable situations. Teens and adults. Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Rd., S., Florissant, MO, 63031-6796.

Saturday, July 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
African American Authors and Artists Expo
Support St. Louis' own established and new authors, artists and musicians. Find out more about people offering their talents in your community. Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Rd., S., Florissant, MO, 63031-6796.
 
Thursday, August 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
YWCA Metro St. Louis' So Reel Speakers' Series: Reverse Discrimination
This session will uncover the hidden codes and conversations that lead to reverse discrimination.  Learn what is meant by reverse discrimination and its impact and intent.  This session will provide clarity on the subject matter in a safe and learning environment. Teens and adults. 
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.
 
Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
YWCA Metro St. Louis' So Reel Speakers' Series: Cracking the Codes, the System of Racial Inequality
This session is for anyone who would like to understand how race operates within institutions. It is designed to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparity. We continue to focus on individuals, when institutional and structural inequities are the bigger problem. Teens and adults.
Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit www.slcl.org.

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