Black History Month Community Celebration

Sunday, February 27th from 10:00am - 4:30pm

Community March
10:00am - 11:00am
Gather at BIMA
Join Bainbridge Island Race Equity Advisory Committee, Living Arts Cultural Heritage, and other partners for a community march on the downtown Winslow sidewalks - from BIMA to The Pavilion. Bring signs uplifting your commitment to Truth-Telling and Reconciliation and/or highlighting Black history.

Film Screening and Discussion
11:00am - 1:30pm
The Bainbridge Cinemas
After the march, join us for a screening of Since I Been Down, followed by conversation with the film's director, writer, and producer, Dr. Gilda Sheppard, and with Taking Education and Creating History founder, Kimonti Carter. The film will be followed by a discussion with director, writer, and producer, Dr. Gilda Sheppard; TEACH founder and former president of Black Prisoners Caucus, Kimonti Carter; and WA State Representative and Civil Survival Director, Tarra Simmons. PROOF OF VACCINATION & MASK REQUIRED* THEATER SEATS FOR UP TO 100 or see the film virtually at:

Online Community Program
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Online Zoom Webinar
After the screening, hop online with all of the partner organizations for an exploration of past, present, and future work of truth-telling and reconciliation within our collaborative efforts to move race equity forward in institutions, communities, and our own awareness. Join LACH, BIMA, and partners for an online program exploring the critical role of past, present, and future truth-telling and reconciliation in our efforts to move race equity forward in institutions, communities, and ourselves. The program will open with a live streamed circle of local youth, their mentors and teachers, and Dr. Gilda Sheppard, focused on breaking up the school-to-prison pipeline. Then stay tuned for spoken word performances, visual arts, news of local organizing & activism, and more.

Follow Living Arts Cultural Heritage (LACH) on Facebook for updates

* * * SUN, FEB 27 events will be livestreamed by The Conduit Podcast Show at

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