As Austin’s Black population has met critical challenges in recent years, its cultural assets continue to underscore the breadth and creativity of the community. The public is invited to share that heritage during Black History Month.
Black History Month Community Sing-a-Long, with songs inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. in the Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
Recognizing the Crisis Awards Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Boyd Vance Theater, honors Dr. Leonard Moore of UT’s Division of Diversity & Community Engagement, Dr. Reginald Baptiste, Director of Pre-Health Professions at the Dell Medical School, and Dr. Rosalee Martin, Professor of Sociology at Huston-Tillotson University.
The Austin Section of National Council of Negro Women is hosting its first Black History Month Talent Show for local youth on Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at the Boyd Vance Theater. Find audition info on Facebook and Twitter accounts.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, 12-6 p.m., Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce hosts Black Makers Pop-up Market & Art Show. The event focuses on local black business owners with vendors offering vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, beauty products, locally-sourced eats and more.
Austin City Councilwoman Ora Houston will have a town hall meeting at Windsor Park Library on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. concerning bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community in the Austin area. Her focus will be on the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The Black Excellence Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. at AISD Performing Arts Center, co-founded by Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross, celebrates the achievements of local, national and international people of color through dynamic storytelling using music, poetry, digital short stories and impactful speaking. The keynote speaker will be hip hop icon and activist David Banner.