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ITHACA, N.Y.—Black History Month is coming to a close, but there are a few final events planned over the last weekend of the month to celebrate Black achievement and history locally and elsewhere. 

First is GIAC’s Black History Month Virtual Talent Show, scheduled for Friday, February 26th at 6 p.m. via Zoom/YouTube. To register for the event, please click this link. The event is themed for “A Party for Kamala.”

From GIAC: Please register your contact information to receive the Zoom/YouTube link to the Greater Ithaca Activities Center’s Black History Month Community Talent Show scheduled for Friday, February 26th at 6 pm. Join community members in viewing the show together. The links will be sent out a few days prior to the event. This year’s show, themed, “A Party for Kamala,” honors the historic achievement of Kamala Harris as the United States first Black, South Asian Woman Vice President.  Emcees Ave Mack and Jody Herbert, will bring the energy, and the evening highlights talented youth and adults sharing artistic presentations – singing, drumming, poetry, dancing, and Black History Facts performed by GIAC’s youth and pre-teen participants.  Additionally, local artists will showcase works of art created for this year’s event. 

Second, there will be a virtual book reading held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m., held via CrowdCast. Author Rio Cortez and illustrator Lauren Semmer will be reading their New York Times Best-Selling book “The ABCs of Black History.” The pair will be introduced by Ithaca College professor and Southside Community Center leader Dr. Nia Nunn.

Those interested can register for the event here.

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