Celebrate Black History Month 2023 with the Lafayette Library.
"King's Dream vs. Our Reality: Hope in the Face of Resurgent Racism"
Featuring Theo Wilson
Saturday, Feb. 11, 3-5pm Join us for a special presentation, "King's Dream vs. Our Reality: Hope in the Face of Resurgent Racism," featuring special guest Theo Wilson, author, activist, poet, activist, and host of The History Channel's "I Was There."
It's been 55 years since an assassin's bullet took Dr. King from this world, and still his words ring true. That isn't a good thing. It means we still have a lot of ground to cover before his dream can become reality. Join us as we unpack the myths, the madness, and the money behind the true legacy of Dr. King.
"Changing Your Blues to Blue Skies"
Storytelling with Author Nyibol Bior
Saturday, Feb. 18, 3-5pm Families - join us as we celebrate Black history through storytelling. Youth author Nyibol Bior presents "Changing Your Blues to Blue Skies," followed by an art activity. Free copies of her book, "My Beautiful Colors," will be available while supplies last.
Nyibol Bior is a K-12 teacher and former refugee born in South Sudan. "My Beautiful Colors" is a story about how colors have multiple and opposite meanings, and how colors taught Bior to treat herself and others with respect and dignity.