SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Feb. 1st, kicks off Black History Month in the U.S.
And according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Black History Month 2022's theme is "Black Health and Wellness". This theme focuses on its importance and it acknowledges the legacy of not only black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but other roles such as birth workers, midwives, herbalists, etc., throughout the African Diaspora.
The 2022 theme also addresses the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic and how important it is for people of color to be healthy both physically and mentally.
In terms of celebrating Black History Month safely during COVID-19, here are some events to attend and support in Northern California.