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


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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