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Black History Month Events 2019

Stay tuned for more Black History Month events coming soon!

Celebration ArtSage: Katreese Barnes

Friday 02/01/19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ArtSage Alliance presents two-time Emmy award-winning, Grammy nominated pianist, producer, and composer Katreese Barnes. Barnes musical resume includes, writing songs for Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, and Mariah Carey. She sung as backup for Sting, played saxophone for D’Angelo, and worked as the pianist and musical director for Saturday Night Live and the Rosie O’Donnell Show.

Friday February 1, 2019 
Performance Theater, Don Taft University Center

Hors d’ Oeuvres Reception – 6:00 p.m.
Salon Concert – 7:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet – 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are free to NSU students, staff and faculty, but seats are limited.

To reserve your ticket, contact (954) 262-7281.
Celebration ArtSage: Katreese Barnes

Sharkey’s Storytime Special for All Ages: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa!

Wednesday 02/06/19, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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.

Grand Opening Reception –“Face to Face: Art Through Haitian Eyes”, 16th Annual Art Exhibition

Friday 02/08/19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This year’s exhibition, “Face to Face: Art Through Haitian Eyes” features Haitian art, on loan from, and curated by the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center and includes refreshments, giveaways, musical entertainment by NSU’s Riff Tides acapella group, guest performers, and more. The exhibition, which runs through March 3, 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 –“Face to Face: Art Through Haitian Eyes”, 16th Annual Art Exhibition

Panel Discussion: “The Real Deal”

Saturday 02/09/19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NSU’s Black Law Students Association at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law will host a discussion about diversity in law school and practice. The panelists include attorneys from the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, who will discuss a range of diversity issues, how they affect law school and the legal profession settings. Location: Faculty Study, Leo Goodwin Hall Building. For more information, contact Harry Joseph at 561-577-9276.

Jazz in the Gallery: Fernando Ulibarri Quartet

Sunday 02/10/19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We’re celebrating Black History Month with jazz music.  Join us as Jazz Guitarist Fernando Ulibarri and his quartet perform original compositions. He follows in the footsteps of his favorite jazz artists Wayne Shorter, Paul Bley, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane to create “songs that stand on their own, but also establish compositional unity.” Mr. Ulibarri serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at Broward College where he teaches music technology and production classes, jazz guitar and directs ensembles. Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477.

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

Wednesday 02/20/19, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion as we explore cultural differences in working effectively as a psychotherapist within the Black community. Panelists include College of Psychology faculty members Victor Whallen, Ph.D., Stephen Campbell, Ph.D., and LaToya Shakes-Malone, Ph.D.  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 2058. For additional information, please contact Sarah Valley-Gray at

Revolution & Rhyme

Friday 02/22/19, 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 Janai Moodie at

Panel Discussion: “Mentoring”

Monday 02/25/19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Black Law Students Association, and Jamaican American Bar Association at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, will host a panel discussion with the Caribbean Bar Association about mentoring minority law students. Location: Faculty Study, Leo Goodwin Hall Building. For more information, contact Aleeyah Jones at

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

Friday 03/01/19, 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.

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

All events will be held on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, unless otherwise specified.

2018 Events

View NSU's 2018 Black History Month events here.

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