February is Black History Month, and the City of Fishers has gathered together ways you can explore and celebrate black heritage with your community.
Fishers Art Council’s Second Friday: Embracing Black Culture
Fishers Arts Council Presents: Embracing Black Culture Reception at the Collaboration Hub at Hamilton County Community Foundation (11810 Technology Dr,) on Friday, February 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. This free reception is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Meet the student artists of Fall Creek Junior High, local artists, enjoy all of their works and light refreshments.
HSE Schools’ Black Heritage Celebration
Fishers High school presents the 15th annual Black Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fishers High School (13000 Promise Road). This year’s theme features a Tribute to Black Experiences.
Hamilton East Public Library
Participate in workshops hosted by The Hamilton East Public Library, including:
Drop-In Activity: Beverly Buchanan Inspired Homes
Monday, February 20 – Sunday, March 5
Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library
Stop by Ignite to construct a paper house in the style of African American artist, Beverly Buchanan. Buchanan constructed small representations of homes or ‘shacks’ out of everyday materials, including carboard and wood scraps. Patrons will use similar materials to pay homage to a dwelling that has personal significance. Step-by-step instruction sheets will help you in this self-guided activity. Materials will be available in Ignite while supplies last. Ages 5 and up.
African American Read-In
Saturday, February 25 | 2 – 4 p.m | Fishers Library
Come celebrate African American books and authors by listening to or reading aloud books written by Black authors. All members of our community are invited to participate in the National African American Read-In. Participants can sign up to read excerpts from books written by Black authors or can drop in anytime to listen. The books can range from picture books to poetry to teen and adult novels. Participants are encouraged to pick a selection that they have a connection with. Presentations should be appropriate for all ages. We will have books available for those who don’t have a prepared piece but wish to participate as well. A list of recommended titles for the AARI can be found here.
Meet Your Neighbors: HSE’s Black Student Union
By Cassidy Robertson