Domino’s Celebrates Black History Month by Recognizing Local Black Artists

Published: Feb. 21, 2024
Domino’s employee resource group, BLISS, presented a showing of “In the Heat of the Night” at the Michigan Theater on Feb. 7, 2024.

Black History Month, observed annually in February, is a dedicated time to recognize, celebrate, and reflect upon significant contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. This month provides a platform to amplify the voices and stories often overlooked, promoting awareness and fostering a deeper understanding of the African American experience.

Nationally, the theme of Black History Month is “African Americans and the Arts.” To celebrate this year’s theme, Domino’s employee resource group BLISS (Black Leaders Innovating, Strategizing and Succeeding) will host an art fair at its world headquarters on Feb. 28. The showcase will be open to Domino’s employees and will present a diverse selection of artwork from Black artists loaned to Domino’s by the Black Walls Collective.

“By shining a spotlight on Black artistry, we honor the resilience, creativity, and diversity of the Black community, fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and inclusion,” said Justin Latham, BLISS chair. “By showcasing Black art and providing a platform for Black artists, we demonstrate our commitment to creating a safe and inclusive space where all individuals' unique talents and perspectives are celebrated and valued.”

As a group of leaders creating a safe space where constructive dialogue can occur, BLISS began its celebration of Black History Month with the movie screening of "In the Heat of the Night" at the Michigan Theater on Feb. 7.

BLISS welcomes team members to witness the artists’ creativity and contributions to the arts and hope it will inspire further education on Black history and culture, and continued conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, amplifying the voices of Black colleagues, and advocating for equitable opportunities and representation within the workplace and beyond.

To learn more about Domino’s inclusion and diversity mission, click here.