- Health and Human Services
- Black History Month
Black History Month
2023 National Theme: Black Resistance
“The Black History Month Committee appreciates the opportunity and responsibility to extend our reach, while welcoming back guests over the past 17 years. A more objective historical education for all, is as important as providing it with thoughtfulness, fairness, and integrity. Sharing the whole experience, rather than simply what is comfortable, helps to respect the point of view of those who lived and died from this past and present existence.
Resistance is defined as: “the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument”
No one of rational thinking, with a grasp of right & wrong, should tolerate injustice of any kind. To not resist is to accept what is happening. African Americans and People of Color have not tolerated the various forms of systemic hate and injustice that have been part of the whole American experience – one which boasts, Liberty and Justice for All. Many take for granted the nurtured lives they live, without a thought of the opposite experience, which others live daily. Everyone should resist oppression, inequality, and injustice. Historically, African Americans have and require a strong faith and it is against our faith and spirit to accept that anyone other than God is in control. What was meant to oppress has nurtured the opposite effect, creating a people of resilience, strength, and endurance. Join us as we share lessons and blessings from the journey of Black Resistance.” (L.Willis)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration is required for each event. You will receive the Zoom link to the event after you register.
- Wednesday, February 1: Housing, Homelessness, and Food Programs - PROGRAM RECORDING
- Wednesday, February 8: Education, Financial Institutions, and Employment - PROGRAM RECORDING
- Wednesday, February 15: Law Enforcement, Policing, and Community Advocacy and Organizing - PROGRAM RECORDING
Our in-person event has returned! This is a celebration with music, singing, dancing, etc. Registration is not required to attend. Lunch will be served after the program.
Wednesday, February 22
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Community Room, 1st floor
Parking: Off-street parking is available or parking in garage is $5.00.
2023 Committee Members
|Name||Office/Organization||Number of Years on the Committee|
|Shanita Fields||HHS Office of Community Information & Education||3|
|Anya Goodman||HHS Office of Public Health||6|
|Garfield Jackson||Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence||13+|
|Mila Hayes||Voter Services||1|
|Hakim Jones||Montgomery County Intermediate Unit||13+|
|Juanita Robinson||Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth||3|
|Jason Salus||Montgomery County Treasurer||4|
|Sonya Sanders||Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||5|
|Tammy Tarloski||Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services||4|
|Lynne Willis||HHS Office of Community Connections||18|
Listen to a local student from Norristown Area School District - Brianna Arroyo's rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing.