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Black History Month Events 2018

Wikipedia Editathon: Caribbean Culture

Saturday 02/03/18, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate and learn about the rich culture of the Caribbean by using library resources to enhance Wikipedia articles. Learn how to become a Wikipedia editor, from setting up your user account to evaluating sources to use as citations. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Lab A, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477

Panel Discussion: “We Are Not All the Same: Differences in the Provision of Psychotherapy within Black Culture

Tuesday 02/06/18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion as we explore cultural differences in working effectively as a psychotherapist within the Black community. Panelists include Latasha Russell, Psy.D., clinical therapist at Florida House Experience, Victor Whallen, Ph.D., NSU adjunct professor, and Timothy Moragne, Ph.D., NSU professor, College of Psychology.  Sponsored by NSU’s College of Psychology, Dept. of Clinical and School Psychology. Co-hosted by the Association of Black Psychologists, EMAGS, and PRISM. The event is free and open to the public. Location: Maltz Building, room 2045. For additional information, please contact Sarah Valley-Gray at

Trivia Night: Black History Edition

Tuesday 02/06/18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NSU’s Black Student Union is collaborating with S.E.A. Board in hosting a Trivia Night. The trivia will feature questions tailored to Black History. You can register your teams of 3-6 at the S.E.A. board office in the University Center. We will also have a prize for the MVP! Location: Flight Deck. For additional information, please contact Ebunae McBean at


Panel Discussion: A Seat at the Table

Wednesday 02/07/18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NSU’s Black Law Students Association at the Shepard Broad College of Law will host a discussion about diversity in law school and practice. The panelists are attorneys who will discuss a range of diversity issues, how they affect law school and the legal profession settings. Panelists include Citra Joseph, Sandy Boisrond, Kevin Pierre, and Dionne Trawick. Location: Faculty Study, Leo Goodwin Hall Building. For more information, contact Harry Joseph at 561-577-9276.


Grand Opening Reception –“Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture,” African Presence 2018, 15th Annual Art Exhibition

Thursday 02/08/18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This year’s exhibition, “Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture” features representations of black cultural experiences by artists of African descent. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center and includes music, entertainment, a fashion show, and more. The exhibition, which runs through March 12, 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.


For more information call 954-262-5357.


Grand Opening Reception –“Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture,” African Presence 2018, 15th Annual Art Exhibition

Boys and Girls Club Volunteering

Saturday 02/17/18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Black Student Union will be reaching out to the local community to help school-aged children with homework and engage in fun indoor/outdoor activities. Location: Rick & Rita Case Boys & Girls Club 7525 NW 33rd St, Hollywood, FL 33024. For additional information, please contact Jocelyn Hunter at


Jazz in the Gallery

Sunday 02/18/18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are celebrating Black History Month with an explosion of jazz music performed by the Broward College Jazz Combo.  Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Movie Night Monday

Monday 02/19/18, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Black Student Union at NSU will be hosting a movie night featuring the movie, "I Am Not Your Negro." This film delves into black history and focuses on the connection between the Civil Rights Movement and #BlackLivesMatter. It also aims to question black representation within our society. Watching this particular film will illustrate some of the social issues that people of color have experienced throughout time. Location: Commons 123. For additional information, please contact Talisa Heholt at

T-Shirt Tuesday- All Day

Tuesday 02/20/18, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Rock your favorite tee that you think best represents black culture or even show off your BSU club shirt around campus! Black Student Union invites you to join us in front of the University Center Shark Circle at 12:30 pm to take a group photo! Location: University Center Shark Circle. For additional information, please contact Talisa Heholt at


Discussion and Presentation, “Campus Diversity Dialogs featuring Don Mizell

Wednesday 02/21/18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Campus Diversity Dialogs will host filmmaker and attorney Don Mizell, who will discuss “Local Diverse Immigration Patterns in Fort Lauderdale.” The discussion will feature excerpts from his upcoming film documentary, “Paradise Lately - Migration, Immigration and Diversity of Broward County in the 21st Century,” which debuts later this year.

 The attorney was the driving force behind the successful name change of John U Lloyd State Park to Dr. Von Mizell / Eula Johnson State Park.

 The presentation, which will begin at noon in the Horvitz Administration Building, President’s Dining Room, is free and open to the public.

 For more information, contact Michael Caldwell,

Woke Wednesday: Black Mental Health Panel

Wednesday 02/21/18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NSU’s Black Student Union will be hosting this event to bring awareness to mental health issues within the black community, and to provide a safe space for students to voice their concerns and ask questions. The panel includes representatives from various mental health/psychology backgrounds. 

Location: Carl DeSantis Building, room 3000. For additional information, please contact Shylia Barnes at

Black Superwoman

Thursday 02/22/18, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BSU will be hosting the 2nd Annual event entitled “Black Superwoman.” This event is aimed at bringing the NSU and local community together to have a conversation, one that addresses social issues in our country affecting the black women in America. Through this discussion we hope to:

  • Explain this syndrome and how it heavily impacts women in our community
  • Provide a sense of community among students, faculty/staff and the local community
  • Positively impact all attendees intellectually and emotionally
  • Encourage black women to be a Black Superwoman while still maintaining their well-being and utilizing a support system.

Location: University Center Pit. For additional information, contact Talisa Heholt at


Movie Viewing: “I am Not Your Negro

Friday 02/23/18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Black Law Students Association at the Shepard Broad College of Law will host a screening of “I am Not Your Negro,” based on work by James Baldwin. At the time of his death, Baldwin had completed only 30 pages of his manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the

the book James Baldwin never finished and the result is an in-depth examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. Location: Shepard Broad College of Law, Large Lecture room 200. For more information, contact Wanda Hightower, or 954-262-6210.


Revolution & Rhyme

Friday 02/23/18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Revolution and Rhyme is a Black History Month event aimed at the arts. Black Student Union (BSU), in collaboration with the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement (CLSE) and Open Expressions, will be open to book students AND student organizations to perform, and create art that is relevant to Black History Month. This event will be a celebration of Black history and Black culture. Performances will include but are not limited to singing, dancing, poetry reading, spoken word, and live painting. Location: University Center Shark Circle. For additional information, please contact Talisa Heholt at


Scholars in Church

Sunday 02/25/18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NSU’s Black Student Union is inviting its members and others from the NSU community to join us and Reverend Cash for a Sunday church service. We believe that spirituality is important and want to support those who are looking to exercise their religious beliefs. Location: New Mount Olive Baptist Church. For additional information, please contact Talisa Heholt at


Discussion and Video viewing: “The Swaziland Experience"

Monday 02/26/18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Since 2007, College of Psychology faculty member, Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. has taken a group of psychology students on a humanitarian trip to Swaziland, South Africa. Join us as the group discusses their most recent trip to Africa, which includes describing the psychological first-aid efforts made, as well as photographs and video of their experiencesLocation: Carl DeSantis Building, room 2072. For additional information, please contact Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D., at

Tijuana Flats Fundraiser

Monday 02/26/18, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Black Student Union at Tijuana Flats for a fundraiser as the club raises money for the organization that will go towards providing educational and fun activities for members and the NSU community. Location: Tijuana Flats 1371 S University Dr Plantation, FL 33324. For additional information, please contact Brithney Lamour at

‘Let’s Speak Truth’ Poetry and Spoken Word Night

Friday 03/02/18, 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. Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library and NSU’s Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-2106 for more information.

Children’s Event

SHARKEY’S STORYTIME SPECIAL: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa!

Wednesday 02/14/18, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Have fun with the African fusion band, Positively Africa, as they share songs, dances and stories of Africa. Julius and Julia Sana, founders of Positively Africa, will perform authentic songs, dances and stories from the Luo and Zigua tribes of Africa. Stay after the performance to experience hands-on exploration of authentic instruments and homemade toys from Africa.  This free program is for children of all ages with caregiver. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Public Library Services, First Floor. Call 954-262-5477.


Recommended for children of all ages

Exploring Art - Ages 13 to 18

Saturday 02/24/18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Each month, attendees will learn about a different artist, and then create artwork of their own by using the techniques and themes of the featured artist. In honor of Black History Month, we will be learning about the art of Romare Bearden. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Public Library Services, First Floor, Room 1017. Call 954-262-5477
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