Black History Month Events 2015
Scholar’s Roundtable: “Rwanda Today
Wednesday 02/04/15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PMAbraham S. Fischler School of Education will sponsor the Scholar’s Roundtable to discuss, “Rwanda Today” a first-hand account of a recent visit to Rwanda, the rebuilding of a nation 20 years after the end of genocide, examining the impact of churches, government, investors and the spirit of the people. Location: 1750 N.E. 167th St., Room 210, North Miami Beach. For more information, contact Susan L. Davis at email@example.com or 954-262-8735.
Ripley Ohio: Gateway to Freedom on the “Underground Railroad
Wednesday 02/04/15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMPeter Caproni, Ph.D., from NSU’s Center of Psychological Studies, will explore the role of his hometown of Ripley, Ohio as an early stop on the Underground Railroad. A slave woman who crossed the frozen river to Ripley inspired the character of Eliza in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Location: Maltz Building, room 2047. For more information, send email to Peter Caproni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Opening Reception –“Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair,” African Presence 2015, 12th Annual Art Exhibition
ElderSpeak: Conversations between Black Elders and Millennials about “How we got over”
Saturday 02/07/15, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMThe Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences will sponsor the Elder Talk. Professor Debra Nixon, Ph.D., will facilitate an open dialogue between black elders and younger generations about how they thrived and survived navigating through a larger oppressive system. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. For more information, contact Debra Nixon, email@example.com; 954-262-3008.
Film Viewing and Discussion - "Hidden Colors: Exposing a History of Global African Presence and Influence
Race Issues in America: The Ferguson Police Shooting and Beyond
Sunday 02/08/15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMThis interactive audience participation event is hosted by the Student Government Association at NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) as a special edition of Diversity Dialogues. Location: Performance Theater in the Don Taft University Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Debra Nixon, firstname.lastname@example.org; 954-262-3008.
"Race and the Justice System” Panel Discussion
Tuesday 02/10/15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFarquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the NSU Black Student Union will host a panel discussion of “Race and the Justice System.” Panelists include: Chanae Carter, president, NSU Black Student Union; Daniel Y. Nicolas, MBA, president, Urban League Young Professionals Network; George Kakoti, Ph.D., attorney and NSU associate professor; Gary Gershman, attorney and NSU professor, Major Gregory Salters, Fort Lauderdale Police Department; and Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., president and CEO, Urban League of Broward County. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery. For more information, contact Chetachi Egwu, Ph.D. at 954-262-8073 or email@example.com.
Sharkey’s Storytime: Positively Africa
Wednesday 02/11/15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMAll Ages with caregiver. Dance and sing along with musical duo, Positively Africa! This free program for children of all ages will include a demonstration of authentic, handmade musical instruments. Location: Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477.
"Show Time at the Apollo"
Wednesday 02/11/15, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMNSU’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the Black Student Union will sponsor a talent show based on performances at New York’s Apollo theater. Location: Hollywood Mailman Building, Auditorium. For more information, please contact Tamara Antoine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion: Humanitarian Work and Psychological Support in South Africa
Wednesday 02/11/15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMJoin the graduate students from the Center for Psychological Studies and their faculty mentor, Stephen Campbell, Ph.D., as they discuss their 2014 humanitarian trip to Swaziland, South Africa. During their humanitarian trip, the students provided psychological education, counseling and interventions on topics including domestic violence, suicide prevention, substance use, and HIV/AIDS. They also collaborated with Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO), a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland. Location: Maltz Building, room 2047. For additional information, please contact Nicole Milano at email@example.com.
Jazz in the Gallery
Film Viewing and Discussion - Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin
"Slavery by Another Name,” Film Viewing and Discussion
Lawyers Tell Stories Networking Reception
Wednesday 02/18/15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMThe Shepard Broad Law Center and the Black Law Students Association will host the second annual evening of storytelling and networking with attorneys and students. Under the theme “My Brother’s Keeper,” members of the legal community will share stories about black men. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Sales Institute, room 3000. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cynthia Duval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portrayals of African Americans in the Media
“Know your Roots” Fashion Show & Culture Night
Friday 02/20/15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMNSU’s Greek Council will sponsor a fashion show with an emphasis on culture and history. Location: Taft University Center Pit. For more information, please contact Tamara Antoine at email@example.com.
Blacks in Innovation: A Technology Fair
Saturday 02/21/15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMNSU’s Office of Innovation and Information Technology will host Blacks in Innovation: A Technology Fair, geared toward middle school students, ages 12-15 years old. The fair will include several interactive sessions where students will view the contributions of Blacks in technology; learn about aerial photography and video with the use of a quadcopter, view a drone flight demonstration; see a demonstration of 3-D printing; explore Robotics (the use of automation to secure a perimeter and help farmers watch crops); Video Production (Gopro footage editing and correction, with video and photo composition); 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 Jasmine Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Viewing and Discussion - Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism
Assessing Transition Readiness Among Sickle Cell Patients
Wednesday 02/25/15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMGraduate student Siddika Mulchan will discuss the numerous difficulties that are associated with the transfer of adolescents with chronic illnesses from pediatric to adult care. Specifically, she will discuss the issue of transition for individuals with sickle cell disease. The development of an assessment measure incorporating the perceptions of sickle cell patients and providers to determine transition readiness will explored in this talk. Sponsored by NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies. Free and open to the public. Location: Maltz Building, room 2047. For more information, send email to Siddika Mulchan at email@example.com.
Soul Food Fete
Thursday 02/26/15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMAbraham S. Fischler School of Education will host this Pot luck lunch of global ethnic foods. All invited to share a dish of your favorite soul food and come taste those of others. Event will include music, spoken word and surprises. Location: Ballroom, Location: 1750 N.E. 167th St., Room 210, North Miami Beach. For more information, contact Susan L. Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-262-8735.
Blurred Lines: A Discussion on Race and Culture
Thursday 02/26/15, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMThe NSU Office of Residential Life and Housing will host a dinner dialogue which will encourage an open, thoughtful discussion about provocative questions of race, culture and identity from the perspective of young adults in America. The event is open to the public. Delicious 'soul food' will be provided. Location: The Commons, Conference Room 123. For more information, contact Tyra Brown, email@example.com or 954-262-7196.