Your 2020 Guide to San Diego’s February Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month is a time to celebrate African-American and Black culture, and honor the extraordinary historical leaders that have led revolutionary movements in our nation.

Komen San Diego’s 2020 Black History Month Event Guide

Join the celebration and attend events happening throughout San Diego County.

Sat., February 1, 2020

Women of Color Roar Presents – A Century of Milestones ($0 – $5,000)
Women of Color Roar 2020 is a Black History Month celebration of the historic campaigns and elections of Women of Color from Shirley Chisholm to Kamala Harris.
Join us for a look at the landscape, the opportunities, and the obstacles facing Women of Color in the 2020 election season and beyond. Get tickets here.

Thurs., February 6, 2020

Black History in Motion 2020 Hosted by San Diego City Black Employees Association, Jas:Maven ($0 – $1,000)
The San Diego City Black Employees Association, in collaboration with Jas:Maven, will be hosting a Black History in Motion celebration to commemorate Black History’s forward progress throughout the City of San Diego. The focus of this celebration is Past and Present San Diego Black History shown through an exhibit of artifacts, black-owned business owners, a presentation by elected officials, and a drum ceremony. Please join us at this year’s celebration as we feature Professor Chuck Ambers of the African Latin Museum in Old Town, Councilmember Monica Montgomery, and other local leaders. Get tickets here.

Wed., February 12, 2020

Msaki and the Golden Circle @ The Loft Presented by the UCSD African and African American Studies Research Center and ArtPower ($10-$30)
Innovative vocalist and guitarist Msaki combines soulful Xhosa lyrics and African polyrhythms from South Africa with improvisation. The Golden Circle is an ever-evolving band of South African musicians from different backgrounds. Get tickets here.

Sat., February 15, 2020

The 39th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends presented by WorldBeat Productions ($30-$65)
This Valentine’s Weekend, February 15th and 16th, 2020 come join us for the 39th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends Fest aka Bob Fest — a Tribute to Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite/ Akae Beka. This all-ages two-day annual event features artists from Jamaica, Virgin Islands and California. Tribute to the Reggae Legends is a part of WorldBeat Center’s Black Future Month Celebrations. Get tickets here.

Fri., February 21, 2020

Black History Month Story Time Hosted by Black Storytellers of San Diego Host (FREE)
In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Storytellers of San Diego will be presenting a special story time at Lemon Grove Library. Learn more.

Sat., February 23, 2020

Black History Herstory Month YFM Brunch by Unity San Diego (FREE)
In honor of Black History/Herstory Month, please join us for brunch (biscuits, grits, sausage, bacon or vegan options). There will be presentations on notable moments in Black history and celebrations of our various cultures. Learn more.


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