ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Cultural appreciation is more than skin deep.
It’s about acknowledging the past, celebrating accomplishments of today, and striving for a better tomorrow.
Robins Air Force Base will celebrate the achievements and contributions African Americans have made to society as it hosts events throughout February’s Black History Month.
Kenneth Hubbard, Black History Observance Committee chairman and Team Robins Diversity Council Executive Board trustee, said the observance is a time to reflect.
“As we celebrate together, we soon learn that we are more alike than different,” he said. “All should be judged and valued not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. It is impossible to get the best team from only one particular culture.”
The observance kicked off with a proclamation signing at the Base Exchange Feb.1.
Robins will host a "Youth Empowerment Day “in the Museum of Aviation’s Hangar One and picnic pavilion areas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 4.
The free event will feature motivational speakers, a museum tour and free food for all participating children.
“The Youth Empowerment Day goal is to motivate children to do well in school and display strong morals,” Hubbard said.
Feb. 6 through 28, volunteers will read black history-themed books to Warner Robins students. Locations and times have not yet been determined.
The month will wrap up with a Gospel Extravaganza at the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hanger on Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., and a Black History Luncheon in the Heritage Club on Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon tickets are $15 per person. Posters with POC information will be circulated in work areas.
Information and updates on Robins’ Black History Observance Month events may be found via Base marquees, flyers, emails, Robins Rev-Up and from Team Robins Diversity Council and BHOM committee members.
For more information, contact Kenneth Hubbard at 478-327-3522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.