All of the events below are open to the public and take place throughout Doha during Black History Month.
- On February 1st at 7pm, an American diplomat will read an excerpt from acclaimed American author Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” at Volume Café (16+) on Pearl Island.
- On February 8 at 4pm, US author Dr. Darius Walker will read his children’s book, The Ship and the Jungle, at the Education City Gift Shop, Oxygen Park (ages 5-12).
- On February 15th at 5:30pm, a US diplomat will read an excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s autobiography at Georgetown University (14+).
- On February 22nd at 9:30 am, a US diplomat will read the children’s book “Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan” (ages 5-8) at the Qatar National Library.
The discussion continues with each reading. The public can attend the free readings by registering in advance at qa.usembassy.gov.
The US Film Festival takes place February 26-28 and highlights Black American stories with three popular films, including family-friendly options. Each day of the festival, a different film will be shown at 7pm. Pre-register at qa.usembassy.gov to attend a free film screening.
The Embassy encourages people to follow us on social media as soon as venue details are announced.
Timmy Davis, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, said: “Black History Month is a time to recognize diversity as a strength of every community and an opportunity to reflect on our mutual values of inclusion and tolerance. It starts with representation on all fronts, which is why we invite everyone to join us in learning about and celebrating this opportunity through books and films that focus on Black stories.”
For more information on these and other activities, visit qa.usembassy.gov and follow the Embassy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @USEmbassyDoha.