BUILD - 2024 Black History Month Event
Theme: African Americans and the Arts (this is also the NAACP national theme)
Date: Friday February 23, 2024
Program Time: 2pm – 5pm (registration opens at 1:30pm)
Place: Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, WA 98144
Hybrid event: In-Person & Virtual options available
Speakers, Performers, Inter-active Activities, Music, Food and more.
All attendees will be allowed to tour the museum at their leisure!
For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS
B.U.I.L.D. BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT (BHM)
2024 BHM THEME: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE ARTS
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL
WHEN: February 23, 2024
WHERE: NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!
Blacks United In Leadership & Diversity presents:
2023 Juneteenth Celebration Event
In-Person registration is now at capacity and closed.
Please note that anyone can attend in person to experience our celebration event; however, only those registered are ensured meals. Please check in at the registration table to sign in for attendance.
You can join us virtually, as TVW will be on-site televising the event.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TVW LINK. BUILD cordially invites and welcomes you to join us as we celebrate and recognize the Juneteenth Holiday. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”
More information will follow including names of speakers and details about how to register. For questions, contact co-leads for the event (who happen to be our own Gage Center Employees) Undra Simpson and RaChelle Nelson.
The WA State Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) business resource group exist to improve the experiences of current and future Black State employees, increase the representation of Black people in leadership positions, give voice to the Black perspective in policy discussions about WA communities, and build each other up as we move forward.
Facilitated by: Masozi Nyirenda and Daisha Gomillion
Join us Tuesday, February 28th, from Noon to 1:00 pm for the final Lunch and Learn in our Black History Month Series.
OnRaé LaTeal, aka "The Liberation Music Maker," will be our musical guest artist and speaker. She is an award-winning producer, beat maker, experienced creative arts educator, audio producer, videographer, and dynamic cultural organizer holding a B.A. from Howard University's School of Communications in Radio, Television, and Film with a concentration in audio production.
OnRaé will provide an interactive program with a discussion and a presentation about the "Black Joy Experience and resistance in Black music."
Join us Thursday, February 9th, from Noon to 1:00 pm for the Second Lunch and Learn in our Black History Month Series.
Terrence McCall will lead a Fireside Chat as we BUILD understanding of black identity using what we know about history, as well as the location of black identity in the historical system(s) of reality, in order to grasp the connections that help us better understand the present realities affecting the black community.
Facilitated by: Dr. Shamyka Sutton, Ph.D
Join us Thursday, February 2nd, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for the first Lunch and Learn in our Black History Month Series.
Dr. Shamyka Sutton will share insights about Black culinary roots and how the slave trade shaped today’s soul food. Attendees will learn the difference between soul food and southern food and patterns of misattribution in our food culture that dismisses our ancestors' role in culinary arts. Finally, attendees will be encouraged to try new recipes, which will be provided.
Please join BUILD as we support and sponsor the Second Annual Black Lives Matter Day Event, presented by the Black Lives Matter Planning Team. The Black Lives Matter Planning Team comprises state employees of multiple agencies, primarily from the Department of Social and Health Services. This special event will be virtual via Zoom. The calendar invite and program are attached.
Jaelynn Scott - Executive Director, Lavender Rights Project
Melba Ayco - Artistic Director, NW Tap Connection Dance Studio
PeaceQueen Melannie Denise Cunningham - Director of Multicultural Outreach and Engagement, Pacific Lutheran University
Membership Mingle for New Members
If you started attending meetings in the last six months – we want to meet you.
Wednesday, July 27 @ 12-1pm
Welcome to BUILD! Meet other new members and members of the BUILD leadership team.
This mingle is hosted by the BUILD Membership and Engagement Sub-committee.
Membership Mingles are one-hour focused opportunities for Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) members to network, discuss important cultural issues, and build community outside of the monthly BUILD meetings. These are hosted by the BUILD Membership and Engagement Committee.
Register by clicking HERE
New Member Mingle - Wednesday, July 27 @ 12-1pm
A collection of current and past events sponsored by BUILD.