Inaugural Black History Month Celebration

February 17, 2024

February 29, 2024

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230

https://www.westfield.com/united-states/culvercity/events/category/black-history-month

Free

Event Description

Celebrate the Inaugural Black History Month Celebration at Westfield Culver City (formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall.) This month-long event will not only honor the impactful contributions of African American individuals but also strengthen the bonds within our community.

Kick-off festivities will include Oscar-, Emmy- and 3x Grammy-winning recording artist, actor, activist, and author Common.  The award-winning entertainer will meet celebrants and share personal anecdotes and secrets to self-care success from his new health and wellness book, “And Then We Rise: A Guide to Loving and Taking Care of Self.  Culver City Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin — making history as the City’s first African American woman to hold the office — will deliver welcome remarks and greet attendees.

Other highlights of African American Heritage Month at Westfield Culver City include:

  • Storytelling and musical performance by artist Kori Withers, the daughter of the late and legendary 3x Grammy-winning R & B recording artist Bill Withers and author of “Grandma’s Hands.”
  • Book discussion with Carlyn Calloway, author of “LIZZY: The Elizabeth Keckley Story, From Slavery to Being America’s First Couturier.”
  • Recitals by poets Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D and Shonda Buchanan.
  • Special drumming and dance performance by local favorite SHINE Muwasi Women’s African Drum Circle.
  • A special meet and greet with Los Angeles Sparks Mascot children’s ambassador.
  • Entertainment and musical grooves from The Charles Trio jazz band.
  • Plus, giveaways, prizes, food samples and more. 

This month-long celebration of special guests, events, and programming is free and open to the public.

Produced by Leimert Park Village Book Fair

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