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Community Events: April 2021

By S-L Street Team Member Alexandra Fryman & Annie Lancos

Looking for something fun to do in April? Check out these awesome events you can safely attend!

5k & Walk for INDEPENDENCE

What? The Carroll Center for the Blind is hosting a virtual 5k Walk for INDEPENDENCE . During the month of April, you can do a walk, run, or blindfold challenge with friends and family. At the end of the month, there will be a virtual celebration to acknowledge all your efforts. To learn more and register for the event, click here.

Where? Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Sunday, April 25, 2021

When? This is an online event

Cost? Free with registration!

CAC 8th Annual Arab American Heritage Month Celebration

What?  Celebrate Arab American Heritage month all April long! The Center for Arabic Culture is hosting their 8th Annual Arab American Heritage Month Celebration to highlight Arabic culture through language, music, and other events. To learn more about the event, click here.

Where? This is an online event.

When? Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:00pm EST – Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:00pm EST.

Cost? Free with registration!

Nubian Nights: The Sights and Sounds of Jazz in Roxbury

What?  A three-weekend multi-media display presented by the Roxbury Cultural District that includes audio and visual performances to highlight the legacy of jazz in the community. For more information and to RSVP, see the event Facebook page here.

Where? Jazz Urbane Café in the Bruce Bolling Building, Black Market, and the Nubian Gallery. All three spaces are located on Washington Street in Nubian Square.

When? April 2nd-4th and April 9th-11th from 7:00–10:00pm EST.

Cost? Free!

Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE): Theory to Practice

What? The Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GEBN) are co-hosting a virtual event to highlight the importance of DEI and culture on evaluation and assessment practices. The panel will feature Alemayehu D. Bekele, a research associate at Education Development Center (EDC), Dr. Marcia Coné, the Director of Practice Engagement and Evolution at Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI), and Noe J. Medina, founder of Education Policy Research. For more information, click here

Where? This is an online event.

When? Tuesday, April 6th, 10-11:30am EST.

Cost? Free with registration!

Escaping Unfreedom: How Cuff Whittemore used his Military Service to Claim his Freedom

What? Hosted by the Boston Public Library and National Park Service, this event is about the life of Cuff Whittemore, an African American man who fought during the Revolutionary War and in the Continental Army. This event dives into the perspectives of Whittemore and other African American soldiers of the time and how they learned to adapt to the changing landscape. To register for the event, click here

Where? This is an online event.

When? Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm EST.

Cost? Free with registration!

Celebrity Series at Home: Women of the World: Global Voices United

What? Join the Celebrity Series of Boston for a live virtual concert with four vocalists from around the globe, including Annette Philip, Débo Ray, Giorgia Renosto, and Ayumi Ueda! Find more information and register for the event here.

Where?  This is an online event.

When? Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Cost? Free with registration!

The 2nd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival

What? Hosted by Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, the annual national antiracist book fest features panels from the nation’s leading antiracist writers and holds workshops to prepare the writers of the future. Find more information and buy tickets to the fest here

Where? This is an online event.

When? Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:00am – 6:00pm EST

Cost? $10 per panel session. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the work of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.

Fenway CDC 48th Annual Meeting

What? Join the Fenway Community Development Corporation for their annual meeting featuring keynote speaker, Chuck Collins, who will discuss the affordability crisis in Boston. There will also be games, community updates, awards, a raffle, and more! Find more information and RSVP for the event here.

Where? This is an online event.

When? Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:45pm EST

Cost? Free with RSVP!

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