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You are Invited to Buncombe County's Black Legacy Program on Feb.27

Buncombe County invites you to our Black Legacy Month Program, a countywide effort to honor and commemorate the rich Black history in our community. This year's event will pay homage to ancestors, elders, and youth working towards equity and inclusion in our county.

We will hold this space to place value and commemorate contributions as we celebrate Black Legacy Month.

This event is open to Buncombe County employees, community partners, and the public.

The program will include a singalong to the “Black National Anthem,” a Q&A with members of the Community Reparations Commission, and a monologue performance by Spoken Word Artist Penny Mecham.

There are limited seats; register now to attend the program on Tuesday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 200 College Street in Asheville. Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance and parking validation will be available for the parking deck at 164 College Street.

We will provide language interpretation if needed, please note in the registration if you need interpreting.

If you are unable to attend the whole time, the event is open to drop-ins and there will be a virtual livestream on the Buncombe County Facebook page.

“Our goal is to increase awareness and recognize the dynamic work that many cultures are doing specifically in Buncombe County that impacts many in our community,” say members of the Buncombe County Black Legacy Planning Committee.

The event is co-sponsored by the Buncombe County Health and Human Services Cultural Awareness, Recognition, and Education (CARE) Team and the Buncombe County Equity & Human Rights Office.

We encourage you to come together for an afternoon of insightful discussion, artistic performances, and union.

What: Black Legacy Program
When: Tuesday, February 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 200 College Street Conference Room (park at 164 College Street parking deck and bring your ticket to get validated)
Registration: CLICK HERE

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Updated Feb 23, 2024 02:28 PM
Published Feb 21, 2024 09:13 AM