DURHAM, N.C. — The Hayti Heritage Center, operated by the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. announces a full line up of program celebrating Black History Month. The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. (SJHF) founded in 1975, is an African American cultural and educational institution deeply rooted in the historic Hayti community of Durham, North Carolina. It is dedicated to advancing cultural understanding through diverse programs that examine the experiences of Americans of African descent – locally, nationally and globally. In keeping with its mission the February 2011 program offerings will consist of lectures, book signings, panel discussions, music (Jazz), visual arts, film, poetry and opportunities for fellowship at all events. Some events are free and others have admission fees in various range. But there is something for everyone to enjoy. For more information call (919) 683-1709 or go to www.hayti.org, www.haytifilmfest.org.
- Feb. 4- March 31, African American Quilt Circle bi-annual exhibition “Reflections”. Opening reception with light refreshments and entertainment by The Baron Tymas Trio, Feb. 4 @ 6pm. Public Invited (FREE)
- February 6, Dolan Perkins Valdez, Meet the Author of WENCH, Co-Sponsored by Durham Public Library, 3:00 PM (FREE)
- February 10, “Jazz Then and Now” a public conversation between Branford Marsalis and Jazz Loft Project Director, Sam Stephenson. 7:00 PM Co-Sponsored by the Nasher Museum (FREE)
- February 13, 8th Annual Valentine’s Jazz Festival features pre-concert talk by Jimmy Heath at 3:00 PM; concert featuring Duke, NCCU and UNC, join John Brown, Ira Wiggins and Kim Ketch with Jimmy Heath at 4:00 PM. (Ticketed event)
- February 17 – 20, 17th Annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival; Community Day Film Screening 2/17 of “Waiting for Superman” @ 6:30 PM and panel discussion (FREE). Festival continues 2/18-2/20, check website for film schedule, workshops and special guest. (Ticketed event) www.haytifilmfest.org
- February 18, Jambalaya Soul Slam's 7th annual Erotic Poetry Slam featuring Dani - doors open at 11pm/show starts 12:00 midnight (For mature audience only) (Ticketed event)
- February 19, Jambalaya Slam Academy's writing and performance workshop facilitated by national spoken word artists. 11 AM - 1PM Registration required- (ticketed event) limited space available.
- February 28, African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Justice: a Community Forum features Professor Phil Rubio and others. Co-Sponsored by Durham Public Library, 3:00 PM (FREE)
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V. Dianne Pledger