Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month! Here at the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we are committed to educating ourselves about Black History, as well as sharing information with others. Our hope is that you’ll take some time to reflect on diversity and how it benefits our workplace, homes, communities, and world. Discussing these topics with colleagues, family, and friends helps to build understanding and awareness, which is the first step to change. To learn more about Black History this month, check out these local places and ideas, which all offer great information.
- The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a special African American Patriots Tour. It begins on Boston Common at 12:45 p. m. on Saturdays and Sundays in February.
- Want to get your children involved? Check out the Mayor’s art contest for Black History Month for 6th – 12th graders.
- Learn great information while getting your steps in! There are free guided walking tours of the Black Heritage Trail, which ends at the nation’s First African Meeting House.
- Visit your neighborhood branch of the Boston Public Library. Here are some book suggestions. The librarian and children’s librarian are also always a resource to help.
- In Roxbury, you can visit the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. It's open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 - 5 p.m. Group tours are available upon request.
- A permanent exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum celebrates by exploring music, dance, and beauty. A great experience for children and parents to share together.
- Lastly, here you’ll find a comprehensive list of educational and inspiring activities to participate in, all across the state of Massachusetts.
We are always open to hearing from employees and their families as to what is going on in the community of Boston. If you’re aware of any additional programs or activities that celebrate Black History Month, we would love to know! Have a safe and happy February.