Grand Opening Reception – “Benin: A Kingdom in Bronze,” African Presence 2013 Tenth Annual Art Exhibition, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This exhibition features a collection from the Ebohon Cultural Center from Benin City, Nigeria, West Africa, and showcases five centuries of Royal Court Art. The exhibition will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library through Feb 26.
Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center and includes refreshments, musical entertainment and giveaways. Exhibition will be unveiled at 8:00 pm in NSU's Alvin Sherman Library. For more information or to RSVP for the Opening Reception, call (954) 262-5357 or send email to email@example.com.
Saturday, February 2
Musical Haitian Storytelling with Lucrece Louinis, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
All ages with caregiver. Location: NSU's Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Monday, February 4
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
This event will feature reflections on the beginnings of Black History Month and will engage the audience in a discussion of the relevance of this celebration today as it applies to the role of education. Location: Ballroom at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, 1750 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach. For additional information contact Delores M. Smiley, Ph. D., 954-262-8443, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/diversity.
Tuesday, February 5
Ripley Ohio: Gateway to Freedom on the “Underground Railroad”, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Please join Peter Caproni, Ph.D. from the Center for Psychological Studies, as he explores 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 Eliza in Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark book, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Location: Maltz Building, room 2045. For additional information, please contact Peter Caproni, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
Augusto Soledade BrazzDance Dance Sampler, Noon- 1:00 p.m. Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences will host renowned South Florida dance company Augusto Soledade BrazzDance for a preview of their upcoming show, Cordel, which will be held in February at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Cordel is a work inspired by Argentine tango, American hip-hop and Brazil’s popular Cordel literature – and Kayala, which is based on the Brazilian folktale “How Night Came from the Sea.” Location: Performance Theater in the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. For more information, please contact Chetachi Egwu, Ph.D. at 954-262-8073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 6
Live Music with Positively Africa, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
All ages with caregiver. Celebrate Black History Month! A lively and enchanting duo performs songs, movement, and demonstrates authentic instruments. Location: NSU's Alvin Sherman Library.
"Death of A Bride" – The Story Behind the COLLEGE BRIDES WALK, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
NSU-AAUW is sponsoring the showing of "Death of a Bride," which brings awareness to the story of Gladys Ricart who was murdered on her wedding day by her ex-boyfriend on September 26, 1999. After the showing of the DVD, Myhosi 'Josie' Ashton, who is known as the creator of "The Bride March" will speak about her call to action to raise awareness about domestic violence. Location: Knight Auditorium, room 1124, Carl DeSantis Building. For more information: Candy Fish, 954-262-8707 or via email at email@example.com for more information.
Sunday, February 10
Spiritual Soul: Let's go to church – where it all began, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This will be a spirited, open discussion about the use of God and the value of faith in the struggle. This event will pay homage to our ancestors in both the recent and distant past. Song and prose depicting the Soul of Black Folk; soul food and refreshments served. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences and SISTUHS, Inc. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. For more information, Debra Nixon, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 12
Youth with Sickle Cell Disease: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Care and Collaboration,Noon - 1:00 p.m.
NSU's Center for Psychological Studies' will host a discussion on the intricacies of caring for children with Sickle Cell Disease with facilitators Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D., Cynthia Fletcher, Ph.D., and Carolyn Berger, Ph.D. Location: Maltz Building, room 2045. For additional information, please contact Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
Thurgood Marshall: Before the Robe, 6:00 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall is widely known as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and most notably for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education. He argued more cases before the United States Supreme Court than anyone else in history. Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences and the Shepard Broad Law Center present a lecture by Professor Charles Zelden (author of Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union) on Justice Marshall’s life prior to joining the Supreme Court. Location: Shepard Broad Law Center. For more information, please contact Anneke Greenaway, 954-262-6120, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 13
Hip Hop Master Class with Pablo Malco, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The founder and director of Pfuzion Dance Theater will instruct students, faculty, staff and community in hip hop dance techniques. For over 15 years Malco has been the reason behind the success of several music video concepts and choreography both in the US and internationally. Sponsored by the Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Performance Theater in the Don Taft University Center. Free, but reservations are required as space is limited, please contact Elana Lanczi at 954-262-7613 or email@example.com.
Thursday, February 14
For the Love of Networking, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Career and Professional Development Office at the Shepard Broad Law Center will host a panel of accomplished and dynamic African-American attorneys to speak about their perspectives and approaches to forming the valuable relationships that have proven critical in their professional journey. Location: Shepard Broad Law Center, 2nd Floor Faculty Terrace. Contact Cynthia Duval at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Friday, February 15
Teen Hour Celebrates Black History Month,5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Ages 13 –18. Location: NSU's Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Tuesday, February 19
Life Changing Experiences: Volunteers Recount their Experiences in Swaziland, South Africa, Noon -1:00 p.m.
Associate professor Stephen Campbell, Ph. D. and clinical psychology students from the NSU's Center for Psychological Studies' will present on their life-changing experience while volunteering in Swaziland, South Africa. The presentation will describe the clinical services and workshops they conducted, along with a short documentary as well as their personal accounts. Location: Maltz Building, room 2051. For additional information, please contact Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 20
Sharkey's Storytime: Fables and Folktales, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 3-5 years with caregiver. Celebrate Black History Month with tales from Africa, including Anansi the Spider: a tale from the Ashanti and Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan. Location: NSU's Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Afro-Peruvian Dance Master Class with Marcela Diaz,Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Marcela Diaz is an award-winning American/Peruvian choreographer who founded Afro conTempo, the first dance company in the US to combine Afro-Peruvian folklore with Contemporary dance. The Master Class focuses on rhythm development and explores the process of fusion. Dancers will also be introduced to Afro-Peruvian cultural traditions and music. Sponsored by the Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Performance Theater in the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. Free, but reservations are required as space is limited, contact Augusto Soledade at 954-262-7620 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chetachi Egwu, Ph. D. at 954-262-8073 or email@example.com.
Screening/Discussion of Soul Food Junkies, 7:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of Soul Food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about soul food as it relates to the issues raised in the film and the exploration of physical, mental and spiritual Black Health. Sponsored by the Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. For more information and to RSVP, contact Chetachi Egwu, Ph.D. at 954-262-8073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 21
The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School & Beyond, 10:30 a.m. The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will host entrepreneur and author Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African American woman to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School, on Thursday, Feb. 21. Lambert is the owner of the building services company, Centennial One, and author of the 2010 book, The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Huizenga Sales Institute Room 3000. RSVP in advance to Christine Martinez at email@example.com or (954) 262-5008.
Saturday, February 23
NSU Volunteers at the Sistrunk Historical Festival & Parade, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nova Southeastern University's College of Health Care Sciences will provide health screenings at the oldest African American Festival in Broward County – the Sistrunk Historical Festival and Parade – named in honor of Dr. James Sistrunk, one of the county's first black physicians. Location: Samuel Delevoe Park 2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale.Contact Bini Litwin, 954-262-1274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Soul – Display of Black musical talent through its soulful music, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Speak easy style event featuring black music: Spirituals, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Rap, Hip Hop. Event includes intimate discussions about the music its origin and contemporary meanings Refreshments and soul food served. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences and SISTUHS, Inc. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. For more information, contact Debra Nixon, Ph.D., email@example.com.
Sunday, February 24
Jazz in the Gallery, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month! The Broward College Jazz Combo will perform classic jazz songs that are representative of the "golden age" of jazz, from the 1950's to early 1960's. Location: NSU's Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477.
Tuesday, February 26
Black History Comes Alive, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
This production will feature selected professionals from the four fields chosen (literature, music, art and dance) to showcase African American history from these points of reference in history—from where it evolved to where it stands today. It will come to life through video and live representatives. Location: Ballroom at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, 1750 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach. For additional information contact Delores M. Smiley, Ph. D., 954-262-8443, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/diversity.
Thursday, February 28
Seventh Annual: Carrie P. Meek Outstanding EducationLeadership Achievement Award Ceremony, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This stellar, signature event is presented annually to recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals who positively impact those of black heritage and to promote higher education through the Fischler School of Education. The keynote speaker is Dr. Henry Brown who has been recognized state wide as “Teacher of the Year.” The theme of the event is “Preserving our Heritage through Educational Excellence.” Location: Signature Grand in Davie. Sponsored by the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. For additional information contact Delores M. Smiley Ph. D., 954-262-8443, email@example.com, www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/diversity.
*All events will be held on NSU's main campus, unless otherwise specified.
Benin: A Kingdom in Bronze
The 2013 African Presence Art Exhibition presents a collection from the Ebohon Cultural Center from Benin City, Nigeria, West Africa. The Ebohon Center is among the largest private museums in West Africa and holds a collection of more than 7,000 artworks ... « Read more »