Cambridge Black History Month Events


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A Century of Black Voices 2012 Saturday, Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m., First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St.
In celebration of Black History Month, Cambridge Poet Populist Toni Bee joins eight honored Boston-area poets and writers, including Charles Coe, Sam Cornish, and January Gill for a night of readings. FREE!

“Area IV, the Port’s Life” Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6-8 p.m., Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.* 
* (Please note that this is a location change.)

The City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity and the Office of the City Manager are presenting this special event that is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served from 6-6:45 p.m.

Area IV, or the Port, as it is known by longtime residents, is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Cambridge, and this event will highlight its cultural vibrancy with musical selections from the talented Fletcher-Maynard Academy Choir, and a dance performance by the L.I.G.H.T. Steppers of First Holiness Church.  Stories about experiences of life in the Port will be shared through the perspectives and voices of neighborhood residents, brought together by Norah Dooley, acclaimed regional storyteller, children’s author and spoken word performer. The program’s Master of Ceremonies will be Pastor Lorraine A. Thornhill of First Holiness Church. It promises to be a wonderful, family-friendly event.

Join Getrude Matshe, Author, Activist and Founder of the Africa Alive Foundation
Cambridge College, 1000 Mass. Ave. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.
(Reception at 6:30 p.m.).
Event is Free and open to the public. Cambridge College is located between Central and Harvard squares.
Ms. Matshe is an acclaimed international speaker and founder of several organizations including the Africa Alive Foundation, which supports HIV orphans in Zimbabwe.  Her book, Born on the Continent – Ubuntu details a story that began with Matshe’s guest lecture at Cambridge College in 2008, where she inspired a student named Alexandra Vanegas to begin collecting books for a small library in Zimbabwe in great need of repair and replenishment. Ms. Matshe’s talk is presented in partnership with the Aids Action Committee, the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge Community Foundation and The Possible Project.  The talk will focus on the theme that “one person can create change” through a dedication to problem-solving and ethical business practices.
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