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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Iowa City will be hosting and co-hosting numerous events throughout February to commemorate Black History Month.
Events will include presentations, a book club discussion, movie screening, dance workshop, trivia, and more. All commemorations are designed to celebrate the impact Black Americans have had on our country and educate participants on the barriers Black Americans have faced and still face today.
Below is a list of each event. For more details, including how to register, visit icgov.org/BHM2022.
• Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Modei Akyea, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Iowa City Public Library
• Black History calendar creation studio, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Iowa City Public Library
• Black History Month trivia night, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 via Zoom
• Book club discussion of Jason Mott's "Hell of a Book," 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 via Zoom
• Superheroes of Science for prekindergarten K through second grade, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Iowa City Public Library
• Black History storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Iowa City Public Library and online
• Presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen, 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 via Zoom
• Screening of "My Name Is Pauli Murray" documentary, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Iowa City Public Library
• Presentation on "The Only One" by the African American Museum of Iowa, noon Feb. 24 via Zoom
The Office of Equity and Human Rights also has 2022 Black History calendars available from 8 a.m. to noon, and then 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., on the third floor. The calendars are available at no charge while supplies last. Calendars can be mailed out upon request.