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Northern California events celebrating Black History Month

From daily events to local organizations, here's a guide to Black History Month 2022.

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. 


BlkArts Society - Black History Month Celebration of/for artists

Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

Kickoff for the 22nd Anniversary of California Rosa Parks Day Celebrations

Celebrate African American Heritage Night at Chase Center

MoAD & The Asian Art Museum Present: Poetry for Black & Asian Solidarity

Chop Life at London

Celebrate Black History Month at Negro Bar Guided Hike and History lesson

22nd Annual, Rosa Parks Day Community Reception and Gala Awards Dinner

10th Annual Flag Raising in Honor of African American History Month

Black History Month Parking Lot Pop-UP

QTPOC PAINT + SIP BRUNCH - for LBTQIA Women, Femmes + Non-binary Folks

Napa Valley's 5th Annual Black History Month Event

Black Love Film Night #1 - Black Love Film Festival

MLK Celebration Sacramento 

Queens of the Underground feat. Ché Noir

Black Joy on Wheels

Sunday Movie Matinees at the Guild Theatre

Wine Tasting for Reparations

Meditation in the African American Center

Shannon Battle Presents: Off The Wall Comedy

Black History Month: Sidewalks of Solidarity - Two Centuries of Black Art

Exploring Our Possibilities: Black History Month Networking Mixer

Freedom Farmers Market

Let's Read Oak Park

Food Forum for Black Entrepreneurs, Farmers, and Workers

Support A Sis Saturday Pop Up

Reflections of the Past, Celebrating the Present, Anticipating the Future

QAC's WE WEAR THE CROWN Derrick Bell EXHIBIT CLOSING + Wine Tasting Brunch

VT Dance Workshop (Black Future Month)

A Special Second Mondays by Gold Beams Presented with the Black Joy Parade

Meditation in the African American Center

Kick Black Comedy | Oakland Comedy Show

No Wahala Wednesdays (The Hottest Afrobeats In The Bay Area)

Black History Month: Black History Jeopardy

Representation Matters: Black History Month at the San Francisco Standard

Afro Hip Hop Dance Class with Melissa Muganzo Murphy

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Community Hike

2022 Vacaville Black History Celebration

The Finer Things "Black History Celebration"

Black History Month Brown Skin Brunchin’

Celebrate Black History with Mayor Martha Guerrero!

Sacramento | Black Art of Dance 30th Anniversary Gala

Comedy Night At the Guild Theater (The Blackramento Comedy Competition)

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Art & Crafter's Show 2022

The Dark Goddess - Honoring the Black Womb

Brian Copeland in "Not a Genuine Black Man"

Syracuse 8: Level the Playing Field

Meditation in the African American Center

8th Annual Sacramento Community Book Forum

Movie Night: Judas and the Black Messiah

An hOMAGE to Black Futures

Film Screening of Evolutionary Blues - West Oakland's Music Legacy

Salute with Honor and Respect - Black History Month

2022 Black History Month Celebration of Black Veterans

30th Anniversary- Sacramento/Black Art of Dance

Solano County's Zoom & Drive-Thru African American Community Baby Shower 

19th Annual Oakland Black College Expo

Black History Month Empowerment Brunch

Harambee 2022: Shaping a Generation of Change

Fresno County: Black History Month Celebration

Black Owned Appreciation Pop-Up Shop

SFJAZZ and MoAD co-present a Black History Month Celebration Concert with Martin Luther McCoy

The Faso DanFani on The Runway - Black History Month by WAA REEM

The 5th annual Black Joy Parade

Chitlin Circuit Live 2022

Black History Month Legacy Awards

The Talk Film Premiere: A Black History Month Event

Black History Month Luncheon Celebration

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