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Black History Month Events 2017

Grand Opening Reception –“Afrotopia: Art and the Politics of Representation,” African Presence 2017, 14th Annual Art Exhibition

Grand Opening Reception –“Afrotopia: Art and the Politics of Representation,” African Presence 2017, 14th Annual Art Exhibition Friday 02/03/17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This year’s exhibition, “Afrotopia: Art and the Politics of Representation,” features depictions of black cultural experiences by artists of African descent. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center. The exhibition, which will run through March 10, will be unveiled at 8:00 pm in the Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. Sponsored by the NSU Division of Public Relations & Marketing Communications.

To RSVP, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/pvq52h/4W.

For more information call 954-262-5357.

 


Presentation & Discussion: Sickle Cell Disease - Supporting Illness Management in Schools

Tuesday 02/07/17, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that approximately 100,000 Americans are affected by Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). This event will discuss the impact of sickle cell disease (SCD) on students’ academic and psychosocial functioning and how can educators facilitate pain management and identify cognitive impairment. Participants will learn about strategies including behavioral pain management and neurocognitive screening to improve academic performance. Location: Maltz
Building, room 2047
. For more information, contact Michelle Brenes mb2738@nova.edu or Joanna Tsikis  joanna.tsikis@gmail.com.

 


Film Viewing: “Freedom Summer

Sunday 02/12/17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not ignore the events happening in Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation’s most segregated states. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.


Children’s Event - SHARKEY’S STORYTIME SPECIAL: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa!

Wednesday 02/15/17, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Dance & sing along as this lively and enchanting duo performs songs and movement and demonstrates authentic instruments. A selection of African folktales will be available for check-out. This free program is for children of all ages with caregiver. Location: Alvin Sherman

Library, Public Library Services, First Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.


Presentation: Remembering Paradise Park

Thursday 02/16/17, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Paradise Park was the “colored only” counterpart to Silver Springs, a central Florida tourist attraction famous for its crystal-clear water and glass bottom boats. From 1949 to 1969, boats passed each other on the Silver River –blacks on one side, whites on the other. Presented by writer Lu Vickers, author of Cypress Gardens, America's Tropical Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented Florida and the novel Breathing Underwater. Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-4627 or libdev@nova.edu to register.


Change Through Code,” Technology Preview

Saturday 02/18/17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NSU’s Office of Innovation and Information Technology will feature “Change through Coding,” an event geared toward middle school students, ages 12-15 years old. The preview will include several interactive sessions where students will view the contributions of Blacks in technology; learn about innovation in Virtual Reality, see a demonstration of 3-D printing; explore the concept of security, hacking, and mobile phones; visit web sites relating to learning various programming languages; discuss Mac computers vs PCs;  explore the process of creating digital art from concept to completed design in a brief demonstration; learn about writing Code; and more. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library. For more information, contact Claudia Bonilla (claudiab@nova.edu).


Jazz in the Gallery: Jason Hainsworth Quintet

Sunday 02/26/17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We’re celebrating Black History Month with an explosion of new music.  Join us as saxophonist/composer Jason Hainsworth and his quintet perform compositions from his new recording Third Ward Stories. Jason Hainsworth serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Broward College. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.


The 4th Annual "Let's Speak Truth," Poetry & Spoken Word Night

The 4th Annual "Let's Speak Truth," Poetry & Spoken Word Night Friday 03/10/17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.” Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Come out and listen to MC Quick the Poet as well as local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor.

For more information, contact Christie Williams at wlchrist@nova.edu, (954) 262-2106, or LeThesha Harris at lethesha@nova.edu, (954) 262-5476.

Free and open to the public.