2019 Black History Month
SEI Celebrates Black History Month with Multiple Community Events
From Films to Day of Service, Self Enhancement, Inc. is Leading the Way in Educating Our City on African American Culture in Today’s World
Portland, Ore. (Feb. 1, 2019) –Throughout the month of February, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) is hosting multiple free community events in celebration of Black History Month. Each event will take place, or begin, at The Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 N. Kerby Ave., Portland, Ore.
As the second largest minority-owned business in Oregon, SEI feels a responsibility to continue educating the public on the vibrant African American culture. "At SEI, we seek to honor the incredible contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and highlight the historical significance it has on our present and future," says Libra Forde, COO of SEI. “These events are all great opportunities to come together as a community and celebrate the richness of our culture.“ SEI also believes that having a clear understanding and grasp on African American history is vital to shaping the future for the young men and women of Portland.
For more information on all events, or to register, visit www.selfenhancement.org/blackhistory.
Junction Ave. Black Owned Business Pop-up
Saturday, February 2nd (2:00pm – 9:00pm)
Kúkátónón Presents Dr. Jason Okonofua
Friday, February 8th (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Follow My Lead: 5th Annual Day of Service
Saturday, February 9th (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Black Mental Health of Oregon presents, “The Hate U Give”
Friday, February 15th (6:00pm – 10:00pm)
SEI and The IMPACT Experience present, “We Are Overcomers!”
African American Women’s Luncheon
Thursday, February 28th (11:00am – 1:00pm)
About Self Enhancement, Inc.
For over 38 years, SEI has been a change agent in the City of Portland, striving to meet the complex needs of youth and their families by helping them to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers. SEI is the second largest minority-owned organization in the state of Oregon and serves over 16,000 youth and families. SEI’s mission is to guide youth from historically under-served backgrounds to realize their full potential. SEI works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities that help us bring hope to individual young people and enhance the quality of community life.