Black History Month, celebrated in February each year, is a time to recognize the central role African Americans have played in U.S. history and to recognize and celebrate their achievements.

Why Is Black History Celebrated in February?

In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, established Negro History Week to promote the accomplishment and achievements of Black people. He chose the week of February that corresponds with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The theme of Black History Month this year is Black Health and Wellness.

How to Celebrate Black History Month With Kids

Here are some activities to celebrate Black history month with kids:

  1. Storytime: There are some books that teach young children about Black History more info
  2. Cook a traditional African dish together
  3. Watch videos or shows that explore black culture

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Training Opportunities

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Preventing Child Maltreatment Using An Ecological And Strengths-Based Lens

Thursday, February 17, 2022

10:00 am PST11:30 am PST


Presented by Dr. Kristin Slack

Join the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition for an online training event with Dr. Kristen Slack on the importance of providing concrete support for families to address child maltreatment. Drawing on her research in Wisconsin and across the country, she will review the role of the U.S. social welfare safety net in preventing abuse and neglect, and strategies for promoting protective factors using a strength-based and ecologically-focused lens.

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10:30 AM

Lafayette Park Hotel

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