VIRTUAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Black History Month: Film Discussion
Mr. SOUL! By Project Humanities, Wed, February 24, 2021
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST, Free Event
A panel discussion of the documentary, Mr. SOUL! Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Ellis Haizlip—Mr. SOUL! On the heels of the civil rights movement, the public television variety show SOUL!, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national television exposure. Guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, the series was among the first to provide expanded images of Black Americans on television and recognize the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. The film celebrates the groundbreaking PBS series against the backdrop of a swiftly changing political and social landscape while profiling Haizlip, the charismatic man behind one of the most culturally significant and successful TV shows in U.S. history. With participants’ recollections and archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.
This will be a panel discussion. Please watch the film ahead of time, it will be broadcast on PBS the evening of February 22nd and will be available to stream for free on PBS.org on February 23.
Register here for this free event: https://tinyurl.com/5d67s4t6
Black History Month: Dinner Series – Vegetarian Jambalaya & Cornbread, Sunday, February 28, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST, Free Event
Celebrate Black History Month with Addie from Seward Community Co-op, who will teach attendees how to make vegetarian jambalaya and cornbread.
Register here for this free event: https://tinyurl.com/1qd2k6pj