2023 Black Futures Month | Equitas Health

Blog 2/1/23

2023 Black Futures Month

Rethinking Black Resistance

2023 Black Futures Month invites us to rethink Black resistance by acknowledging its past and future. Black Resistance takes many forms: seeking knowledge, creating art, inspiring political action, challenging racism, supporting Black creatives and leaders, and showcasing Black joy.

Equitas Health honors 2023 Black Futures Month as part of our commitment to combat racism as a public health crisis. This call to establish safe spaces where we can sustain and cherish Black life guides our mission.

Celebrating Black Resistance

Online & statewide events for 2023 Black Futures Month center the rich history of Black innovation, Black determination, and Black defiance. The contributions of Black Americans are unbreakable threads in the fabric of our nation’s history, present, and future.



Afrofutrism: The Origin Story
FEB 8 | 7 -9 PM | Online
Tune in to this documentary from the Smithsonian Channel. This is a FREE event. Registration required.

Smithsonian – Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Princess Tiana
FEB 13 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Online
Free, Registration required
Celebrate Black children’s movies and TV characters with fun for the whole family! This is a FREE event.
Registration required.



Race and Psychology Museum Tour
FEB 15 | 6 – 7 PM | National Museum of Psychology
Learn about the relationship between the history of psychology and race on this guided tour. This is a FREE event.


From Black Health & Wellness to Black Resistance
FEB 2 | 6 PM – 9 PM | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Hear from a panel of experts and explore the realities of wellness within the Black community. This is a FREE event.

The People Who Made Madisonville
FEB 5 | 4 PM | Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Learn about the stereotype-breaking people who shaped one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods.

Ending HIV in Black Communities
FEB 7 | 6 – 9 PM | Esoteric Brewing Company

Join Equitas Health & Founder of the Black AIDS Institute, Phill Wilson at this community call to action!

Fifth Third Community Day
FEB 19 | 10 AM – 5 PM | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Enjoy FREE admission to the museum and experience special activities.


Black History: Valentine Love
FEB 12 | 12 – 4 PM | Grove City
Celebrate African American History Month with a DIY paint party. Enjoy soul food, winetasting, silent auction, and vendors.

Pioneers of African American Cinema: The Scar of Shame
FEB 3 | 5:30 PM | Gateway Film Center
Grab your popcorn and take a trip through history with some of Black America’s earliest films.

Unity: The 45th African American Heritage Festival
FEB 25 – MAR 4 | Various Times | The Ohio State University
This week-long festival centers on “Umoja” – the Swahili word for Unity! This is a FREE event.


Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics
WED – SUN | 9 AM – 4 PM | Nat. Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
BAM! POW! Dive into the history of Black comic book characters.

Edward A. Dixon Gallery: Black History Art Exhibition
THU | 12 – 4 PM
FRI & SAT | 12 – 6 PM
An art collection on Black history from the 20th century to the present. The exhibit is open FEB 2 – 25.


National Black HIV Awareness Community Event
FEB 9 | 8 – 9 AM | University of Toledo Medical Center
Learn about the health disparities of Black America at this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event. This is a FREE event.