- All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 Exhibit: If you have yet to visit the Black Panther Party exhibit in Oakland–the city where it all started–fortunately for you, the must-see exhibit has been extended until February 26th.
- Museum of African Diaspora: So you’ve hit up the new SFMOMA a few times already, why not visit its neighbor, MOAD.
- Conversation with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, University of San Francisco
- I Am Not Your Negro Film Screening, Museum of African Diaspora
- San Francisco Public Library Black History Month Events: SFPL will host events all February long at their locations across the city. Highlights include a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, a screening of Selma and The Wiz, Black history stained glass art workshop, jazz performances, and more.
- KQED Black History Month Programming: KQED has a stellar lineup of programming throughout the month of February including The Talk – Race in America, Take This Hammer, Jackie Robinson Part I & II, John Lewis – Get in the Way, and much more.
Don't just talk about it, be about it.
- Attend the Post-Inauguration Activism and Advocacy Resource Fair (2/12). Meet local activists and peacemakers and participate in workshops like Social Media for Activists, Protest Safety, “What if I’m Cisgender, White and Heterosexual?” Privilege and Fierce Allyship, and more.
- Become a member of the ACLU and then a volunteer.
- Sign up for Bay Resistance to stay alert to the changes our government is making.
Support Black Business Owners
Tired of gentrification? Support businesses owned by people of color in your neighborhood. The mobile app, Tuloko, helps you find black-owned businesses and events by zip code. Black Owned Business Network is another excellent resource for next time you want to eat out, go shopping, need accommodations, etc.
Don’t Be A Bystander
Let’s face it, the crazies (and by crazies I mean racists) have gotten really brave since you-know-who’s election. If you witness a racist attack, use this guide to avoid being a bystander during a racist attack.
- The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival: Returning February 23-26, this culinary festival celebrates the best in Black and Southern-inspired cuisine from Bay Area chefs!
- Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now: Enjoy three weekends of performances featuring award-winning Bay Area choreographers and companies.
- Yoshi’s Oakland: Yoshi’s consistently books seriously talented POC to perform during their dinner shows. Upcoming highlights include Mary Wilson (of The Supremes!), world renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips, and even the comedian twins the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street, Arrested Development).
- African-American Shakespeare Company
- Urban Vines Oakland: Sample and buy wines from award-winning African-American owned wineries and winemakers while enjoying artisan small bites.