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Black History Month events

February is Black History Month and YWCA Lancaster is planning a curated offering of events to engage community members in the past, present, and future of Black History in Lancaster.

February is Black History Month, yet the work of celebrating Black history, local and national, is work the YWCA Lancaster strives for year-round. We are proud to offer these experiences for Lancaster County residents to hear from local Black voices, and build collective understanding around Black history, present, and future all 365 days of the year.

High on the Hog

What: A hybrid culinary and storytelling event

When: 2/11/22

“High on the Hog” will feature a meal from two Lancaster chefs: Chef Oliver of Homage and Patience Buckwalter of Grape Leaf Cafe, as they detail their cuisine and how it ties back to their family upbringing and the Black culture. Meals will be available for pick-up to a limited number of registrants, and the discussion with local chefs will be digital.

High on the Hog, available on Netflix, will be the encouraged pre-viewing film that will be discussed during the evening.

5:30-6:30: Meal pick up at YWCA Lancaster (110 N. Lime St. Lancaster 17602)

6:30-7:30: Virtual program with Chef Oliver and Patience Buckwalter

Please contact Jasmyne King with any questions jking@ywcalancaster.org

More information: https://ywcalancaster.org/programs/crge/socialjusticeclub/


Reclaiming Our Time

What: A collective space for the Black and Brown community

When: 2/20/22 (digital)

This is a collective space that recognizes the systemic inequities Black and Brown people endure while celebrating excellence and the unwavering ability to have joy.

More information: https://ywcalancaster.org/calendar/reclaiming-our-time-3-2021-05-30-2021-06-27-2021-07-25/2022-02-20/


Black History Month Pop Quiz

What: A fun, quizbowl style event to test your Black History Month knowledge and build community

When: 2/27/22 (digital)

In partnership with Millersville University and and Crispus Attucks Community Center, YWCA Lancaster will hold a quizbowl-style friendly competition for community members to come and test their knowledge of local and national Black History Month Topics.

More information: https://ywcalancaster.org/calendar/popquiz-black-history-edition/


Continuing the work year-round…

Because the work of celebrating Black history and culture must happen beyond just February, the YWCA Lancaster is also offering important ways to continue the work with us:


Listen, Learn, Lead: Bail and Pretrial Detention

What: An interactive learning session featuring Michelle Batt of the Lancaster Bail Fund

When: 3/3/22 (digital)

Michelle Batt of the Lancaster Bail Fund to learn about the oppressive nature of pretrial detention and bail, and how bail funds can support unjust imprisonment, as well as action steps change it.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoduygpz4oE9flUQSiRXBn9F1t3ZNAYZxN