Diversity coalition participates in Black History Month


The Noblesville Diversity Coalition is doing its part for Black History Month. The nonprofit has conducted two movies in a four-part series throughout February, and it also plans to feature a Black History Program at the end of the month.

This is the group’s second year conducting events during Black History Month.

The Black History Program will be at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Noblesville High School auditorium, 18111 Cumberland Rd., and will feature a multicultural and Afro-American perspective storyteller Celestine Bloomfield from Storytelling Arts of Indiana, original pieces from Noblesville High School students and a performance from the Bethel AME Church Gospel Choir. The event is free and open to the public.

Two movies remain in the series, each set from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The movies will be “Hidden Figures” on Feb. 21 and “Loving” on Feb. 22. The movies are shown at the Hamilton East Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, and will feature a short discussion following the movie.

“The discussions have been pretty good with the conversations,” said Bob DuBois, a member of the NDC board. “People in the audience all had stories to share, experiences to share and a lot of folks were people of color and mixed-race families talking about conversations they have with their children. I think it’s been a good conversation and helpful for NDC board members to hear that feedback.”

The movies are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

For more, visit the Noblesville Diversity Coalition’s Facebook page.