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American Family’s DreamBank hosts events for Black History Month

Join us for free events that celebrate the history and contributions of Black Americans.


During the month of February, the American Family Insurance DreamBank will host a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month. 

Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements and history of Black Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as Black History Month. We celebrate Black History Month to recognize the history, triumphs and struggles of Black Americans, along with the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The American Family Insurance DreamBank will host a variety of events that are free to the public to celebrate Black History Month.

Events at American Family DreamBank

American Family’s DreamBank will host several free events for Black History Month featuring notable speakers.

Join us for events that expand on and highlight Black history, culture, heritage and community, including:

Black History Month Special Event: Poetry Performance & Fireside Chat with J. Ivy

Wednesday, February 28, 3-4 pm CT | Register here

Grammy award-winning spoken word poet and artist, J. Ivy, will host an inspiring poetry performance and fireside chat in honor of Black History Month. The event will begin with an inspirational and impactful poetry performance, then, drawing from his personal experience as a pioneer and trendsetter in Hip-Hop poetry, J. Ivy will share what it means to him to pursue your dreams and build a legacy. J. has knocked down impossible doors in his career, taking the art of poetry to mainstream music and television arenas. Driven by his motivational credo, “dreams don’t come true; they are true,” he has worked with top artists like John Legend, Kanye West and Jay-Z and performed events for Deepak Chopra, Michael Jordan and many others. His versatility has truly inspired all walks of life, earning him Peabody, Clio and Telly awards and recognition as a NAACP Image Award Winning poet and artist.

Personal Finance Bootcamp with rich & REGULAR

Thursday, February 29, 9 am-Noon CT| Register here
Join rich & REGULAR’s Wealth Essentials Bootcamp for an immersive journey to master personal finances. Led by renowned financial educators, authors and podcast hosts, Julien and Kiersten Saunders, this program will help attendees revolutionize their financial approach with practical yet powerful strategies. Julien and Kiersten will cover how to manage debt, budget, prepare for homeownership and invest wisely to create the solid foundation you need to achieve your short- and long-term financial goals. In this event, you will gain confidence and work toward economic empowerment to better protect your future and fuel your dreams.

DreamBank YouTube Channel: Black History Month Playlist

In celebration of Black History Month, DreamBank has created a YouTube playlist highlighting past speakers and special events. This playlist will showcase what it takes to pursue a dream and empowers others to do the same. See the full playlist here.


About the American Family Insurance Group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 12th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 301 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The GeneralHomesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has nearly 13,000 employees nationwide.

About DreamBank
At American Family, we believe communities are stronger and the future is brighter when people are actively pursuing their dreams. That’s why we created DreamBank — an inspirational community destination and virtual experience, dedicated to dreamers everywhere. Dreams take hard work and heart, and they thrive with connection and support. From our daily event series to immersive signature programs, we’ve cultivated a community of dreamers to celebrate the journey, overcome obstacles and stay motivated. DreamBank is designed for noble dreamers like you – who believe and achieve.