Black History Month Events Planned by FABSE

School News
February 10, 2021

The Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators (FABSE) has announced a series of events in honor of Black History Month, including African American art, literature, and film. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 events are virtual. Events include:

  • Service, Health, and Wellness: FABSE is hosting a virtual Scholarship 5K or 1K run February 15-March 31. Sign up is open February 15 through March 31; donations will be accepted through April 30. All proceeds go to the FABSE Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors. Students can apply online through March 12; check the FABSE website for details. 
  • Read-in and Diversity in Literacy: FABSE is hosting a Diversity Book Drive via Amazon Wishlist. All books will be donated to FCPS elementary schools on behalf of FABSE members. 
  • Arts and Culture: “One Night in Miami” movie discussion. See the FABSE website for more information.
  • Food, Fellowship, and History: FABSE will host a virtual social event on Friday, February 26, at 6 p.m. 

Additional details about Black History Month events sponsored by FABSE are available on the organization’s website. FABSE, established in 2004, welcomes all FCPS employees to join. Online registration is available.  Contact Angelique Cooper at aacooper1@fcps.edu  or Shelli Farquharson at smfarquharo@fcps.edu.

At its February 4 business meeting, the Fairfax County School Board passed a resolution honoring Black History Month.