Annual Programs

  1. Race Relations
  2. Interfaith Community
  3. Housing
  4. Youth Outreach
  5. International Programs

Black History Month Showcase of Song

In celebration of Black History Month, the Human Relations Commission sponsors the "Showcase of Song: An African-American Cultural Celebration" each February. Choirs and a soloists showcase the link between the African culture and modern-day African-American hymnals and spirituals by including information about the origins of the songs and their cultural significance. 

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Juneteenth Festival

The Triad Juneteenth Festival, coordinated by Triad Cultural Arts and co-sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Department and various other community organizations, celebrates the freeing of the last group of slaves in America. The festival educates the community about African-American freedom and commemorates the end of slavery. Different cultural entertainment and several forms of African-American Art are featured during the celebration.

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Student Race Relations Forum

High School students from each of the public high schools in Forsyth County discuss the state of race relations and stereotypes at their schools. Since its inception in 2002, the annual forum has been held at a different high school each year. The 2020 Forum was held virtually and we would like to thank all of the students that attended to represent their schools.

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