CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Diversity Council events
Traces of the Trade
Sunday, February 20, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Rochester Public Library Auditorium
First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery – her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off on a journey to retrace their slaving history, from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through a minefield of contemporary race relations. Film followed by discussion. Sponsored by Rochester Public Library and the Diversity Council.
Black History Month Display
February 1 – 28
Mayo Building Lobby
No Way Out
Monday, February 7, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Judd Auditorium, Gonda Building (subway level)
“No Way Out” is a pioneering film about racial tension in a medical setting. Set in a 1950s urban society, the film tells the story of a young African-American resident whose ethics are tested when he is confronted with racism. Discussion following the movie. Dinner served for those who RSVP by February 1. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic internal medicine interest group and SNMA.
Bishop Horace Smith, MD
Monday, February 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Siebens Building, Phillips Hall (100 2nd Ave SW)
The George Gibbs Lecture Series presents Bishop Horace Smith, pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago, presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, and pediatric hematologist-oncologist.
Eyes on the Prize
Wednesday, February 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Rochester Public Library Auditorium
Mayo Clinic’s African Descendants Support Network presents a film and panel discussion on the Civil Rights Movement.
Rochester History Makers
Friday, February 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
The Mayo Clinic African Descendants Support Network presents their annual award, given to African Americans in the Rochester area who have made an impact in our community.
Christ United Methodist Church will celebrate Black History Month with music
9 a.m. Sunday services, the Christ Church Music Ministry will highlight selections of African-American music, including traditional spirituals, hymns and composed gospel anthems along with contemporary and traditional works.
Feb. 13, Christ Chimers handbell ensemble will offer two selections by Kevin McChesney, “Capriccio” and “Synergy.” The Christ Church Choir will sing the classic spiritual, “Elijah Rock,” by Jester Hairston.
Feb. 20 service, the Christ Church Choir will sing the new gospel rock anthem, “Sit Down and Rest Awhile,” by Patti Drennan.
Feb. 27, the Jubilee Bells youth handbell ensemble will offer the Prelude, and the Christ Church Youth Choir will sing “Harriet Tubman” by the contemporary African- American composer, Walter Robinson.
Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
Feb .9 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goonie’s Comedy Club, 7 Second St. S.W., Rochester
$15, available in advance at Goonie’s, Roscoe’s North and by phone at (507) 289-3950.
Sunday, February 13th. Opportunities to volunteer raise money and participate in the half marathon, 5k or 2 mile walk events.
Thursday, 2/3: Downtown ARTWALK
Friday, 2/4: Rick Springfield… in Concert,Fuel Rochester’s Brainiac Trivia Night*
Saturday, 2/5: Warm-up to the Polar Bear Plunge*, The Great Winter Garage Sale*, Polar Cubs Outdoor Day Camp*, Southern MN Cardboard Sled Challenge, Free Family Day Snow Globes*, Frozen Goose 10K Timed Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk, Hearts & Diamonds Spectacular, Thunder Bowling for our Kids
Monday, 2/7: Friends of the Library Book Sale
Tuesday, 2/8: Friends of the Library Book Sale
Wednesday, 2/9: Chili Cook Off
Thursday, 2/10: PossAbilities and Pancakes Day, SocialICE
Friday, 2/11: Polar Bear (Super) Plunge*, WinterFest at the History Center: Sleigh Rides, Bonfire and more*, “A Vintage Murder” Murder Mystery, SocialICE
Saturday, 2/12: Families Friends & Flapjacks*, WinterFest at the History Center: Sleigh Rides, Bonfire and more*, Youth Ice Fishing Contest, Dance the Cold Away, WinterFest Softball Tournament, Polar Bear Plunge*, A Singing Valentine, “A Vintage Murder” Murder Mystery, SocialICE
Sunday, 2/13: Breakfast with the Birds*, Lace Up Against Breast Cancer, Frosty Fun Family Skate
Have a blast!!!By: Jess (Blog manager)