February 12 BJCC Event: A.G. Gaston Conference Location: 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North, Birmingham, AL 35203 About: A Platform where accomplished leaders, orators and business owners share their expertise. The conference will feature Angela Rye and Boyce Watkins. You don't want to miss this event! Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: $55.00 and up Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ag-gaston-conference-tickets-51456666274?utm_term=eventurl_text&fbclid=IwAR0ttIMh0B_c9L76jFVA2q399DaNoFpxeYNcJ8jj7fC9_CsuvLqUy2VXarE
February 13 Bizarre: The Coffee Bar Event: Let's Talk About Relationships Location: 217 22nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 About: The UAB Black Graduate Student Association is hosting a "grown folks" conversation about dating and relationships in 2019 from diverse perspectives. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm at Bizarre: The Coffee Bar and enjoy Happy Hour Specials on drinks and kick it with us! Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: Free
February 14 Encore Theatre and Gallery Event: Chocolate Covered Comedy Jam Location: 9094 Parkway East, Birmingham, AL 35206 (Rear Shopping Center Entrance) About: Grab your tickets to a hilarious night of comedy!Encore Theatre and Gallery presents "Chocolate Covered Comedy Jam", Thursday, February 14th - Friday, February 15th 2019. Experience top notch comedy, top notch service, in a top notch atmosphere. "Chocolate Covered Comedy Jam" is definitely the place to be just in time for Valentine's Day. VIP/ Hospitality Suite tickets available with pre-show reception with hors d'oeuvres and beverage. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE | MUST BE 21 OR OLDER FOR ADMISSION
February 15 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Event: Voices-A Magical Evening of Spoken Word Location: 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 About: VOICES (Titled by Leroy "Obeah" Hicks) is a collective of serious spoken word artists and musicians coming together in the spirit of creative friendship to share their gifts. This creative "sonic boom" is a must-attend event, organized and hosted by Poet Kuumba Nia. Legendary poets MiMi Latoine, Shaunteka, Son of Man, Obeah, and Kuumba Nia share their powerful poetry as legendary drum master Barry Johnson awakens the spirits and musician extraordinaire Mr. Carlos Fair fills the air with live jazz. Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cost: Free
February 18 HSC Ballroom Event: Finding Your Wakanda Location: 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233 About: African Ancestry Co-founder Dr. Gina Paige presents the importance of Black identity through the lens of genetics ancestry tracing. Dr.Paige explores family trees, DNA, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and cultural and historical nuances in a thought-provoking interactive exchange. Come find YOUR Wakanda!! Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Cost: Free
February 21 Saint John AME Church Event: Sister Support Meetup Location: 708 15th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 About: No More Martyrs is a mental health awareness campaign that seeks to build a community of support for Black women. Please join us for our monthly Sister Support Meetup. Come out for encouragement from women sharing their stories. Learn recovery strategies for living successfully with mental health concerns and get connected to valuable resources and information. This is a FREE event. Thursday, February 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm St. John AME Church Refresments will be provided. Please RSVP. *Sister Support Meetups are safe space events for Black women and inclusive of diverse religious affiliation, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc.* *Sister Support Meetups take place at St. John AME on the 3rd Thursday of each month.*
February 22 Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at ASFA Event: Fences-Presented by ASFA's Theatre Dept. & Steel Magic Theatre Location: 800 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 About: In honor of Black History Month, The Alabama School of Fine Arts Theatre Arts Dept. and STEEL MAGIC Theatre present "Fences" by August Wilson - a Pulitzer Prize winning play.
"Fences" takes place in 1957 Pittsburgh, PA. The play follows Troy Maxson, a 53 year old man struggling to provide for and protect his wife and son.
Filled with tremendous love & struggle, laughter, and gritty realism, "Fences" is an African-American story that breaks barriers… with heart & eternal humanness. -Director Susan McCain
Sponsored by: Protective Life, WBHM, and Jemison Investment Co.
$10 adults / $5 students Purchase a Season Star Pass to receive 8 tickets for the price of 5 and priority seating: http://www.djdtheater.org/buy-star-pass Contact the DJD Box office for further assistance - 205-458-0360
February 26 Surin West Event: NAACP in Birmingham-Insights from Dorothea P. Crosby Location: 1918 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 About: Few cities have a more historic legacy with the NAACP than Birmingham, and most would agree the association's mission is as urgent today as it was decades past. Come meet Dorothea P. Crosby, lifelong city resident and the new President of the Metro Birmingham Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Raised in Fountain Heights and a current resident of Crestwood, Dorothea was educated in Birmingham City Schools (Tuggle Elementary and A.H. Parker High School) and attended the Southern Junior College of Business.
A former judicial assistant with the state of Alabama, Dorothea has a strong record of volunteer service with Children's Village, Habitat for Humanity, and the Pre-K program with the Birmingham City School System. Last fall, she helped with the successful campaign to elect Danny Carr District Attorney, Jefferson County.
Don't miss this chance to meet Dorothea and learn more about her goals for this essential leadership organization and ideas for eliminating race-based discrimination in our community. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost: Free
February 28 Hill Center Alumni Theater Event: AAS Presents-Dr. Imani Perry Location: 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233 About: Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University where she also holds affiliations with the programs in Law and Public Affairs, Jazz Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Perry, a scholar of cultural studies, critical theory, legal history, and African American studies is the author of five single-authored books and numerous academic articles and literary essays. Her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, published in 2018 was named one of the notable books of 2018 by the New York Times. Perry holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center in the history of Southern Property and Contract Law. Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cost: Free