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Welcome to the McCarthy Library's 2022 LibGuide for the celebration of Black History Month! This year's theme, as designated by the originating organization , the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), is Black Health and Wellness. According to the ASALH:
"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well."
We at the McCarthy Library aim to provide informative, relevant materials that relate to this theme and to aiding our students and community in their own health and wellness journey going forward into 2022.
National Museum of African-American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
National Galley of Art
From Website: February is African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Student Health + Wellness
In the spirit of the ASALH's designated theme for this year's Black History Month, we thought it only appropriate to make sure that a link the Student Health Center be centered prominently on this year's LibGuide.
The Health & Wellness Center at Napa Valley College offers FREE medical and psychological services to all eligible students. Medical services are provided by a Nurse Practitioner, and psychological services by a licensed Marriage Family Counselor.
HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES?
Call (707) 256-7780 for an appointment, or to get phone advice from the Nurse Practitioner or drop in to the Health Center, Bldg. 2250, behind the Life Sciences Building.
Bay Area Events
Black History Month 2022
The San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook has assembled an excellent list of events, performances, and other activities related to Black History Month taking place this month. Check it out!
Bay Area Resources
African-American Museum & Library
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.
African-American Art and Cultural Complex
Located in the historic Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood, the African American Art & Culture Complex is one of the premier Black arts and cultural institutions in the San Francisco/Bay Area. We are one of seven cultural centers in the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Neighborhood Arts Program.