June Story Time in the Park “Me And My Family”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "Me And My Family" by Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman, PhD. The book teaches youngsters that our family are the people who love us, and just like our family, we all have different ways to celebrate our love. How do YOU celebrate with your family? We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series June – The League

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm. The League is a contemporary documentary based on the journey of the Negro Baseball League and its huge societal impact. Sam Pollard’s newest incisive documentary about one of the largest Black-owned businesses in America, the Negro Leagues, is filled with gems of perseverance and adaptation. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

A ‘Night of Soul’ in La Villita

SAAACAM at La Villita 218 South Presa, San Antonio

Get ready for a 'Night of Soul' in La Villita as we celebrate Black Music Month with the opening of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum's newest exhibit, "The Soul of San Antonio" on Monday June 10th at 218 S. Presa at 5pm!!   The new exhibit, which replaces the current exhibit on Eugene Coleman, Sr. will take you on a journey throughout the decades with the origins of San Antonio music, its legends and the places where music was historically celebrated in our community! The unveiling begins at 5pm at 218 S. Presa where Plaza Nacionál...

Community Curation Exploration Project with The National Museum of African American History and Culture

St. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

SAAACAM’s “Community Curation Project” brought to you by The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Community Curation Department. We will begin a discussion on a 2 year genealogy community curation project where we explore the preservation of history and culture in our community. The Community Curation Program is an innovative, digital first initiative bridging the generational digital divide. By bringing the Museum's digitization services to diverse communities across the country and creating a unique online platform, the program supports the preservation and sharing of our community's history and culture. The event will be held in the Sutton...

“gOD-TALK” [PG-13] Film Screening and Discussion with Teddy Reeves, PhD and Kim Moir

St. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

"gOD-Talk" is the culmination project of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture Center for the Study of African American Religious Life, in association with the Pew Research Center, five-year study of Black Millennials. The film explores the lives of seven Black Millennials—Atheist, Buddhist, Christians, Muslim, Ifa, and Spiritualist—and the challenges and discoveries with faith and spirituality. Attendees will dine while viewing the film, then partake in an engaging discussion that unpacks Millennial religion vs spirituality with Teddy Reeves, PhD (creator and producer) and Kim Moir (director and writer). Tickets are $15 and include a Father's Day...

Workshop “Handling Holy Things: Black Religious Preservation and Stewardship”

St. Philip's College Sutton Learning Center (SLC)

This multi-faith workshop invites faith leaders to explore the history of Black religion in America and the work of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. In addition, faith leaders will learn about practical tools and resources for preservation and archiving of religious ephemera in their local houses of worship. This event is presented by the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in partnership with SAAACAM. It will be...

Freedom!

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts H.E.B. Performance Hall 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio

    Pre-Preformance Dinner: 5:30pm Concert: 7pm The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), in partnership with Bexar County and the Tobin Center culminates Juneteenth 2024 with a celebration of contemporary choral music. SAAACAM is collaborating with the Classical Music Institute and the San Antonio Gospel Heritage Choir and friends to present "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed", by composer Joel Thompson, finishing with a classic by Richard Smallwood. This event also features an original work by BillyRay Sheppard and V. Michael McKay with the Houston Gospel Legends. Seven Last Words...

July Story Time in the Park “I Am Unique And Special”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "I Am Unique And Special" by Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman, PhD. The book teaches youngsters that we all are unique and different in many wonderful ways, and that's what makes our world a truly beautiful place! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series July – She Did That

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

The doors to The Little Carver open at 5:30pm, and the film begins at 6pm. "She Did That." offers an intimate peek inside the lives of four Black women who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations. The film features vulnerable conversations with four change agents - Luvvie Ajayi (NYT best-selling author), Lisa Price (founder, Carol's Daughter), Melissa Butler (founder, The Lip Bar) and Tonya Rapley (founder, My Fab Finance.) Their powerful testimonies as to how grit and perseverance set the stage for success reminds audiences that Black women are indeed bosses in business, embarking on their own ventures...

August Story Time in the Park “The Reflection In Me”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "The Reflection In Me" by Marc Colagiovanni. The book is a story of self-love that teaches children that their physical layer is just that -- one layer -- and below it lies a rich tapestry of attributes that make them unique and wonderful! We look forward to seeing you in the park!