Oranbega Retreat Center

For All Artists & Pilgrims

Creating the Beloved Community – Black History Month Celebration 2021

Oranbega Retreat Center is committed to promoting and supporting diversity in the arts! Join us for our Black History Month Celebration, Creating the Beloved Community!

 We are so happy to invite you this month to Creating the Beloved Community, our Black History Month celebration on February 21st, from  7:00PM until 10:30 PM. With special guest co-host, Charles Nero, Professor of African American studies at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, the program will pay special focus to African American writer and Maine resident, Ashley Bryan, as well as many other artists and visionaries whose diverse voices help create stronger communities.  The program will finish out the night with a Jazz tribute to Duke Ellington, by Oranbega Retreat Center’s own “house band”, Spence & Co.
Oranbega Retreat Center vigorously supports Black and minority writers, artists, and spiritual leaders and we are very happy to include you in our Zoom Celebration of Black History Month.  Black history matters all year just as Black Lives Matter all the time, in every month, and on every day of the year.

Please register below for this Zoom Virtual Event!

Your registration email should arrive within one hour, and contain the Zoom link to attend the event! Make sure to check your SPAM/junk mail folder if you do not see it immediately.

    Hourly Schedule


    7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Black History Month Celebration Program
    A Zoom presentation focusing on local African American and minority writers and artists, including 97 year old living legend, Ashley Bryan.
    9:00PM - 10:30PM
    An Homage to Duke Ellington
    A pre-recorded celebration of the music of Duke Ellington by Spence & Co.


    Feb 21 2021


    The Zoom Meeting will begin at 7PM. All times are EST
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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