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Black History Month in Chandler

Each February, South Chandler Self-Help, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler Men of Action and the City of Chandler are proud to present an extensive variety of community events to celebrate the contributions and history of African Americans.


Annual Events Include:

Saturday, Jan. 27  |   6 p.m
Unity Walk
Tempe Beach Park

 
Sponsored by the cities of Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, as well as the town of Guadalupe and Arizona State University, the Unity Walk host hundreds of residents and students with the goal of promoting better relationships between people and organizations. Each group or city wears a different colored shirt and starts the walk together.  View Unity Walk Flyer (PDF)
  
 
Friday, Feb. 9  | 7 p.m. Showtime 
South Chandler Self Help Variety Show
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave.

 
The South Chandler Self-Help Foundation presents the annual Black History Celebration in February.  This family oriented event encourages historical education, respect and ensures on going opportunity for the youth of chandler and surrounding areas to display their talents. 

Call 480-227-9706 or 480-963-5213 for more information.


Saturday, Feb. 10   |   2-4 p.m.
African American Read-In
Chandler Public Library - Hamilton Branch

3700 S. Arizona Ave.
   
Will feature local actor and director, Mike Traylor, presenting the works of Langston Hughes. We also will show a video about the life of Mr. Hughes, and the Harlem Renaissance. There will be some activities for kids as well TBD. 

Email Phyllis.Saunders@chandleraz.gov for more information.


Thursday, Feb. 22  | 7 p.m. Event Begins
6th Annual African American Banquet
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave.

The Chandler Men of Action present this annual banquet in celebration of the accomplishments made during the year of African Americans and to strengthen our resolve to further our pride, spirit and character. 

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets ($40 ea) are available for purchase online.  


Visit the City of Chandler Diversity Office web page for information on additional cultural events that occur in Chandler throughout the year.

Chandler Diversity Office 
480-782-2214