The City of Bellevue values and recognizes Black History Month in February each year with events for city staff and the public. Past events have included museums, discussion panels and guest speakers.
In 2023, the city is proud to present Living Voices: The Right to Dream on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall Council Chambers. Learn more through the event flyer and register to attend.
Living Voices is a partnership between several arts groups to share living history through unique and dynamic performances involving live actors, historical film and photos to "transform history into a moving, personal journey", according to the website. The performances educate audiences about historical topics including immigrant journeys, Native American history, youth perspectives during the Holocaust, migrant workers and more.
The Right to Dream performance centers the struggle for racial equity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.