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Black History Month '21

Black History Month '21

As everyone is aware, February is Black History Month! The national theme for 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. A theme that hits home for many of the families we serve in our community. The black family has been a foundational piece in our nation since its beginning. This month we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their integral role in the ongoing history of the United States and the world.  As the saying goes, black history is American history. Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re celebrating this month by: highlighting black Omahan’s making history, bringing in Senator Terrell McKinney, engaging in meaningful conversations facilitated by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, supporting black-owned businesses, and encouraging people to become mentors. We have dozens of children waiting for Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple ready for a new friendship - click HERE to get started!

 

What can you do this Black History Month?

Learn something new or insightful by watching a documentary/movie, listening to a podcast, reading a book, or do your own research about new & historical political figures, policies, or important events. 

Suggestions

Documentaries/Movies:

Podcasts:

Books:

Help support our locally black-owned restaurants who’ve been hit hard throughout the pandemic.

Black-Owned Restaurants:

To look at more black-owned businesses in Omaha, click HERE.

For the workplace you can look at bringing in a speaker (author, activist, political figure, etc.), starting a book club, volunteering, donating, or collaborating with an organization impacting the lives of African Americans. However, you choose to celebrate BlackHistory Month, make sure it is meaningful to you.