Black History Month 2022

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Greetings! Welcome to the 2022 Black History Month Engagement Site


This year’s theme is Black History for the Black Future. Black History is the summation of achievements of civil rights leaders, innovative trailblazers, and beautiful diverse cultural expressions. This year’s programs celebrate Black History and inspires dialogue on its relevance for an equitable, healthy future for all people.



Events are recorded and available to view on our City of Saint Paul Engagement page. Discussion forums are ready to continue the conversation inspired by this year's events. Check out the event pages below to access the forums.








Each week of February we’re hosting an event that is sure to spark a continuous dialogue. So, be sure to bookmark this page and join in the conversation by clicking the squares below.

CLICK THE SQUARES TO LEARN MORE

Link to event page, Blackness in STEAM, Event on February 3rd from 12 – 1:30 pm, Examining the importance of equitable, inclusive education and careers. Come learn the importance of uplifting Blackness in S.T.E.A.M, Event Format: Panel DiscussionLink to event page, Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF), Event on February 10th from 12 – 1 pm, Join us for an unforgettable performance. Youth will share what Black History for a Black Future means to them. Event Format: Presentation
Link to event page, Mindful Change, Event on February 17th from 12 – 1:30 pm, A discussion on creating equitable spaces and programs to empower the success of our youth. Event Format: PanelLink to event page, Offering Reflection and Centering for our Youth, Event on February 24th from 12 – 1:00 pm, A session to center ourselves and reflect on how this Black History Month inspires our futures. Event Format: Panel


Greetings! Welcome to the 2022 Black History Month Engagement Site


This year’s theme is Black History for the Black Future. Black History is the summation of achievements of civil rights leaders, innovative trailblazers, and beautiful diverse cultural expressions. This year’s programs celebrate Black History and inspires dialogue on its relevance for an equitable, healthy future for all people.



Events are recorded and available to view on our City of Saint Paul Engagement page. Discussion forums are ready to continue the conversation inspired by this year's events. Check out the event pages below to access the forums.








Each week of February we’re hosting an event that is sure to spark a continuous dialogue. So, be sure to bookmark this page and join in the conversation by clicking the squares below.

CLICK THE SQUARES TO LEARN MORE

Link to event page, Blackness in STEAM, Event on February 3rd from 12 – 1:30 pm, Examining the importance of equitable, inclusive education and careers. Come learn the importance of uplifting Blackness in S.T.E.A.M, Event Format: Panel DiscussionLink to event page, Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF), Event on February 10th from 12 – 1 pm, Join us for an unforgettable performance. Youth will share what Black History for a Black Future means to them. Event Format: Presentation
Link to event page, Mindful Change, Event on February 17th from 12 – 1:30 pm, A discussion on creating equitable spaces and programs to empower the success of our youth. Event Format: PanelLink to event page, Offering Reflection and Centering for our Youth, Event on February 24th from 12 – 1:00 pm, A session to center ourselves and reflect on how this Black History Month inspires our futures. Event Format: Panel


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  • How do you want to make the world a better place as you grow?

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  • How can we encourage equitable change that supports mental health within our black community?

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  • How can your mindful mental health practices support a better future?

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  • What critical message can you share about the importance of recognizing your influence and how you show up in this world?

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  • How do you see yourself being a contributor of change?

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    Ex. Speak up and share experiences which assists in removing the ability to say, “I didn’t know”.




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  • What artistic expressions have you experienced that speaks to the future?

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