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Arlington Celebrates Black History Month



Black History Is Everyone’s History.


The Town of Arlington has roots in the creation of the United States of America and the battles of its founding fathers. This year, as Arlington celebrates Black History Month, we are inviting the community to participate in a series of events grounded in the history that binds us all together.




The Color Purple - Free Movie Screening Open to All (no tickets required)


Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM

Capitol Theatre

204 Massachusetts Ave

Arlington, MA 02474


Join us for a community screening of the Oscar nominated film, The Color Purple. The Color Purple is a 2023 American coming-of-age musical period drama film based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It tells the story of Celie, an African American woman living in the American South during the early 1900s. Thank you to our partners at the Capitol Theatre for donating the space for this viewing. Find more information about this event.




Box of Memory and Hope


Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Community Center, Main Room, 1st Floor

27 Maple Street

Arlington, MA 02476


The Town of Arlington DEI Division and The Children’s Room welcome you to an evening of community and art making to be together in grief and cultivate a possibility of hope. Each family will receive a box to decorate with a variety of crafting materials to commemorate loss. The session will be led by the Children’s Room, a local Arlington organization that is the largest independent non-profit in Massachusetts that is solely dedicated to supporting grieving children, teens, and families. All are welcome and all forms of grief are honored. We hope you will join us for this restorative and connective event! Please reach out to Teresa Marzilli, tmarzilli@town.arlington.ma.us with any questions. Find more information here and register to attend.




What Black History Month Means to Me - Social Media Challenge


Throughout the month of February, the Arlington Human Rights Commission is inviting the community to post what Black History means to them - what are the connections to everyday life you see and experience? What conversations do you have with friends and loved ones about Black History? Create a post and tag the AHRC on Instagram @arlingtonhumanrights or on Facebook.



Arlington values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a community where everyone is heard, respected, and protected.


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Phone: 781-316-3250

By Mail: 27 Maple Street

Arlington, MA 02476

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