Mes de la Historia Negra 2023

Submitted by edawson on January 23, 2023 - 5:11pm
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El febrero es el Mes de la Historia Negra, un tiempo para reconocer, celebrar y honrar la rica y diversa historia, las contribuciones importantes y los logros de los afroamericanos.

El mes de febrero ha sido designado Mes de la Historia Negra desde 1976. La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma reconoce que celebrar y aprender sobre las generaciones de afroamericanos que han influido y enriquecido a nuestra nación y sociedad es mucho más que un mes. Honramos la historia, la comunidad y la cultura afroamericana. Reconocemos y celebramos los logros de los afroamericanos, a nivel local y nacional durante el Mes de la Historia Negra y durante todo el año.

En febrero de 2023, celebramos el Mes de la Historia Negra organizando eventos en nuestras bibliotecas y destacando libros, películas, música y recursos disponibles a través de su Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma. El tema nacional para el 2023 es la Resistencia Negra, establecida por la Asociación para el Estudio de la Vida y la Historia Afroamericana (ASALH). Presentamos recursos especialmente relevantes de la biblioteca y la comunidad.

Libros y más!

Echa un vistazo a estos libros y películas recomendados que nuestros bibliotecarios han creado para ti:

Historias y experiencias Negras en libros electrónicos, streaming en línea, y más audiolibros

Eventos de la biblioteca:

The African Music and Arts Village (grades K-12)

This family-friendly, interactive program, led by Baba Shibambo, introduces the cultural traditions of South Africa through indigenous music and story-telling.

At 4 library locations: Rincon Valley, Healdsburg, Northwest Library, and Sonoma Valley Library

Hip Hop for Change: Theory of Hip Hop Evolution, Music and Culture (grades 7-12)

Experience the history, culture, and societal impact of hip hop through live and interactive presentations focused on historic and current examples of hip hop’s founding principles: peace, love, unity, and fun!

At 2 library locations: Rincon Valley Library and Sebastopol Library

“How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race”
Screening and Discussion

Screening of How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race helps readers gain the confidence to not only talk about race, but actually make a difference when you do.

At 2 library locations: Cloverdale Library and Sonoma Valley Library

History and Tradition of Afro-Peruvian
Drumming and Dance Performances

Join us to learn the history and tradition of the Afro-Peruvian Cajon drum and experience the movement and rhythm of Afro-Peruvian dancing presented by the Tradición Peruana Cultural Center.

At 3 library locations: Rohnert Park – Cotati Library, Northwest Santa Rosa, and Central Downtown Santa Rosa

Virtual Author Talk with Sadeqa Johnson: Award-Winning Author

Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00 PM PST

We look forward to seeing you for an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her new novel, The House of Eve! novel set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

Sarah Bond's Quilting Legacy

Learn about quiltmaker Sarah Bond and her family's quilting legacy that spans generations.

Streaming in February on Creativebug

Ongoing events:


New stories each Wednesday.
Celebrate Black History Month with your preschooler by calling our Dial-a-Story line (707-755-2050) to hear stories by black writers celebrating black children.

Virtual Author Talk with Celebrity Chef Jernard A. Wells

Tuesday, March 21 at 1:00 PM
A talk that will leave you starving for more! Chef Wells’ newest cookbook Southern Inspired serves up delicious and inventive recipes that remix the traditional flavors and classic dishes of Southern food and celebrate African-American culinary contributions to tables worldwide.

Read BIPOC Book Club: Passing by Nella Larsen

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 6:00pm
Meet virtually to discuss books by authors who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color. This month the book club will discuss Nella Larsen's “Passing.”

Events in our community:

The Petaluma Blacks for Community Development offers resources on information about the history of Black health, notable Black medical personnel through the years, food scarcity and food justice. Check out this site every week throughout February and March to find new additions to this site.


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