Black History Month Events 2017
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 email@example.com or Joanna Tsikis firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Black Superwoman” Panel Discussion
Thursday 02/09/17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
NSU’s Black Student Union will host a discussion about the challenges many black women face in today’s society. Discussion will include whether black women suffer from inferiority/superority complexes, and how these perceptions affect the black community. Location: Don Taft University Center, Pit area. Free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.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.
“Black Gaming” SAGE vs. Black Student Union
Wednesday 02/15/17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What much do you know about black history? NSU’s Black Student Union will compete against SAGE (Society of Anime, Gaming, and Entertainment) in a gaming and Q&A session about black history. Location: Don Taft University Center, Pit area. Free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Discussion: “Where Do We Stand?”
Thursday 02/16/17, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
NSU’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Shepard Broad College of Law will host a panel of judges and attorneys who will discuss the impact of the 2017 Presidential election. We will discuss threats and benefits of the policies being implemented by President Donald Trump, and address how those policies may effect minorities in regards to voting, equal rights, discrimination, wealth distribution, and more. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Sales Institute, room 300. Free and open to the public. For more information, send email to email@example.com or call 954-552-2429.
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. This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council www.FloridaHumanities.org with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-4627 or public.library.nova.edu/FHC 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Revolution & Rhyme
Thursday 02/23/17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NSU’s Black Student Union will this host evening of entertainment, performances, food and fun as we celebrate and embrace black culture. Location: Don Taft University Center, Pit area. Free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
Film Viewing of Documentary, “13th” and Student Panel Discussion
Tuesday 02/28/17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NSU’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Shepard Broad College of Law will host a viewing of the documentary, “13th,” by award-winning director Ava DuVernay. The title references the 13th amendment which formally abolished slavery, as the film examines the prison labor system as a money-making, modern day form of slavery. Following the film, there will be a discussion with students and attendees. Refreshments will be provided. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-552-2429.
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 email@example.com, (954) 262-2106, or LeThesha Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, (954) 262-5476.
Free and open to the public.