Black History Month Events 2016

Panel Discussion, “What is Black?”

Monday 02/01/16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NSU’s Black Student Union will host a discussion about what it means to be black in America. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium.
 

Sharkey’s Storytime: Sing a Song in Storytime!

Wednesday 02/03/16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have fun singing along in storytime and play instruments with books that have a beat. The books selected for this event feature black authors and illustrators in honor of Black History Month. For children ages 3 – 5 with caregiver. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st Floor, Room 1017. Call 954-262-5477.
 

Discussion: Swaziland Trip

Thursday 02/04/16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join doctoral students from the College of Psychology as they discuss their humanitarian trip to Swaziland, South Africa in the summer of 2015. Location: Maltz Psychology Building, room TBA. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michelle Brenes at mb2738@nova.edu, or Sarah Valley-Gray at valleygr@nova.edu.
 

Grand Opening Reception –“ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions,” African Presence 2015, 13th Annual Art Exhibition

Grand Opening Reception –“ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions,” African Presence 2015, 13th Annual Art Exhibition Thursday 02/04/16, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This year’s exhibition is “ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions,” which features the work of women of African descent from the local, national and international art scene. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center. The exhibition, which will run through March 4, will be unveiled at 8:00 pm in the Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. Sponsored by the Division of Advancement & Community Relations. For more information or to RSVP, call 954-262-5357 or send email to serioux@nova.edu.
 

“All I Need is One Mic!” Open Mic Night

Friday 02/05/16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Playyour instrument, recite original poetry or perform your favorite song on Open Mic night hosted by NSU’s Black Student Union. Location: University Center Pit. Free and open to the public. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium
 

“The Loving Story,” Film Viewing and Discussion

Sunday 02/14/16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary, “The Loving Story,” which depicts the struggles of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. The couple fought their conviction all the way to the Supreme Court. A discussion moderated by a professor from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will follow the screening. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Location: Cotilla Gallery, Alvin Sherman Library.  For more information, contact Public Library Services; 954-262-5477. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion about America’s civil rights history.
 

Performance: “Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

Wednesday 02/17/16, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and the Circle of Friends will host performer Ersula Knox-Odom in a one-woman show that captures the essence of Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. RSVP to 954-262-4627 or libdev@nova.edu. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery. Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
 

“Freedom Riders,” Film Viewing and Discussion

Sunday 02/21/16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary, “Freedom Riders.” What happens when non- violent activism and courage are used as a means to combat injustice and inequality? This film offers insight into some of the brave activists and their stories.   A discussion moderated by a professor from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will follow the screening. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Location: Cotilla Gallery, Alvin Sherman Library.  For more information, contact Public Library Services; 954-262-5477. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion about America’s civil rights history.
 

Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa!

Wednesday 02/24/16, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Dance and sing along as this Positively Africa, a lively and enchanting duo, as they perform songs and movement and demonstrate 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.  
 

Sickle Cell Disease: Supporting Illness Management in Schools

Thursday 02/25/16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TheCollege of Psychology will host this presentation, which will provide an overview of the factors involved in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD), the effects of SCD-related complications, and strategies for supporting illness management in schools. Participants will learn about strategies including behavioral pain management and neurocognitive screening to improve academic functioning in this diverse and understudied population. Location: Maltz Psychology Building, room TBA. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michelle Brenes at mb2738@nova.edu, or Sarah Valley-Gray at valleygr@nova.edu.
 

The Abolitionists," Film Viewing and Discussion

Saturday 02/27/16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library will host a viewing and discussion of “The Abolitionists.” Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union.   Portrayals of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown are highlighted in the film.  A discussion moderated by a professor from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will follow the screening. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Cotilla Gallery, Alvin Sherman Library.  For more information, contact Public Library Services; 954-262-5477. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion about America’s civil rights history.
 

“Jazz in the Gallery” – Celebrating Black History Month

Sunday 02/28/16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library will host this jazz concert performed by the Broward College Jazz Combo. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 954-262-5477.
 

The 3rd Annual “Let’s Speak Truth,” Poetry & Spoken Word Night

The 3rd Annual “Let’s Speak Truth,” Poetry & Spoken Word Night Thursday 03/03/16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 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. Listen to local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity. Sponsored by NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and the Office of University Relations. Location:  NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. 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.