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AARP CA Black History Month Events


Join AARP California as we celebrate Black History Month throughout the state.

Hip Hop: Health, Wellness & Culture

Don't miss our nostalgic and enlightening 3-part series on the impact of Hip Hop on the health and wellness of people 50-plus and their families. Using music, media clips, and more, Dr. Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil will lead us through an interactive discussion of the historical, cultural, and wellness impacts of Hip Hop in mainstream America.

Part 1 - The History and Five Elements of Hip Hop
February 15, 5:30-6:30 pm

We’ll explore the genesis of Hip Hop including 5 of the foundational elements that bring the culture to life.

Part 2 - Engaging Hip Hop Impacts our Physical Health and Wellness
February 22, 5:30-6:30 pm

We’ll learn about long-term health and wellness benefits through participation in various elements of Hip Hop.

Part 3 - Hip Hop’s Effect on our Emotional, Psychological, and Social Health
February 29, 5:30-6:30 pm

We’ll experience the holistic value that Hip Hop brings to our civic and social participation.

The Art of Storytelling

February 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us for this engaging virtual storytelling session hosted by the Black Storytellers of San Diego which aims to inspire people by sharing the impact and teachings of African/African American culture and tradition from seasoned storytellers.

We Thrive Together: Conversations with Community Leaders

Join us in celebrating local black leaders in California and see how they’ve made a difference in their communities.



Let’s Take it Outside: Explore Yerba Buena Gardens

February 26, 2024

10-11 a.m.

Yerba Buena Gardens

750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Join us for a leisurely and inspiring outing at Yerba Buena Gardens, located in the cultural heart of San Francisco. The visit will include a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, featuring a waterfall and glass panels that highlight Dr. King’s enduring words, poems, and images from the civil rights movement. Wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are welcome. This in-person event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.


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