"Celebrating Blackness. Our Mission is to creatively inspire and connect people of African descent to assert their value and engage in social and cultural change. Black August in the Park is an annual event hosted by the collective of the same name. The event is reminiscent of a family reunion or a homecoming, but what makes it unique is the infusion of social justice groups that we give a platform to during the event. We provide a space where people of ALL different corners of the diaspora and black experience can connect with local and regional justice movements while simultaneously and unapologetically celebrating their blackness.
We host our event in the heart of Downtown Durham to assert our blackness in the most public way possible. As the city of Durham has changes and Black faces are behind fewer businesses in the city center and downtown becomes less of a place for a thriving Black community, we reclaim residence and assert our stake in the future of the City."