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Broward College to Host Events to Commemorate Black History Month

Broward College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February at its Central, North and South campuses. The events are free and open to the public. Events taking place at Broward College include: 


A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie


Spoken Word with Jon Goode

Wednesday, February 5, from 4 - 6 p.m.

Bailey Hall, Building 4

Poet and Emmy award nominated writer Jon Goode offers a smooth and laid back delivery with a unique blend of humor and wit to make entertaining and poignant observations on everyday life issues, from nostalgic childhood memories to dealing with cancer. For more information, call 954-201-6263.

Black is Beautiful with Stan Pearson

Wednesday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Building 17,  Room 425

Motivational speaker Stan Pearson will host an inspirational, informative and entertaining keynote lecture for students, staff and community members. His lectures are presented with a highly interactive style that connects with audiences regardless of age, profession or socioeconomic status. For more information, call 954-201-6263.

Nelson Mandela Tribute Festival

Wednesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Student Life, Building 19
Central Campus will commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela with a festival featuring a timeline of his life, free food and music. African American owned companies are invited to showcase their businesses on campus. For more information, contact Omoy Watson at 954-201-4881.



North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek

House of Slaves and Door of No Return: Photographic Exhibit by Edmund Abaka

Saturday, February 1 through Saturday, February 28, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Broward College Library Art Gallery, Building 62

Broward College’s North Campus will showcase a rare photographic exhibition of famous slave castles, forts and dungeons in West Africa by artist and historian Edmund Abaka. For more information, call 954-201-2610.

Luncheon with Guest Speaker Professor Moore presented by SG, ASU, C.A.T. and Student Life
Tuesday, February 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Building 46, Room 152
Professor Moore will be discussing who and what inspired him to go into Law studies.

Intercultural Program presented by C.A.T. and ASU
Monday, February 10, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building 46, Room 126
C.A.T. and ASU will be hosting an open forum discussion while also providing literature and materials to raise awareness of the importance of unity with no barriers.

Author Talk and Book Signing with Edmund Abaka

Tuesday, February 11, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Broward College Library, Building 62, Room 226

Artist and historian Edmund Abaka will discuss his book “House of Slaves and Door of No Return: Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts, Castles and Dungeons and the Atlantic Slave Trade,” at the North Regional/Broward College Library. The event includes a book signing and a visit to the art gallery to view his photographs. For more information, call 954-201-2600.

Visual Art Mini Museum presented by C.A.T.a nd Student Life
Wednesday, February 19, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Mini museum in the coffeehouse that will also show a series of movies throughout the day.

Nelson Mandela Tribute Luncheon presented by ASU, C.A.T. and Student Life
Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
A tribute luncheon in honor of Nelson Mandela and all the great things that he did.


Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines


The Seventh Annual Louise Bennett – Coverley Reading Festival

Saturday, February 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Broward College Performing Arts & Cultural Arts Center

The Seventh Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival is hosted by the Jamaican Folk Revue in collaboration with Broward College’s South Regional Library. This year’s guest presenter is one of Jamaica’s cultural icons and accomplished actresses, Marguerite Newland, who will share perspectives of her relationship with Jamaica’s international cultural ambassador, ‘Miss Lou.’ For more information, contact 954-201-8849.

Black History Month Kick Off

Tuesday, February 3, from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m., Breezeway
A fusion of hip-hop and Caribbean music will inspire one of South Florida’s most talented artist, Joherms Quiala Brooks, as he creates a live canvas painting to kick off the South Campus Black History Month events. This event is sponsored by Student Life and B.SOCA. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu.

Sounds of the Caribbean – Live Steel Drum Band

Wednesday, February 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Breezeway
Listen and learn about the melodic sounds of the world famous steel drum instrument and its origins dating back to the end of the French Revolution. This event is sponsored by Student Life. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

The Cost of Love, Sex and Monogamy
Wednesday, February 5, at 12:30 p.m., Southern Breezes Café.
The African Student Union will present a lecture titled The Cost of Love, Sex and Monogamy. For more information, please e-mail pculmer@broward.edu

The History of Hip-Hop | A look at Hip-Hop Then and Now
Thursday, February 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A discussion of hip-hop and its evolution, shared by a demonstration of the mixing tools used to create some of the legendary sounds of the genera. This event is sponsored by the African Student Union. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

Dance Across the African Diaspora
Monday, February 17, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Breezeway
Learn authentic African dance while listening to live beats of native drums and song. This event is sponsored by Student Life. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

Rudy Jean-Bart: Then and Now
Tuesday, February 18, at 11 a.m., Southern Breezes Café.
This event is sponsored by the History Department. For more information, e-mail rjeanbar@baroward.edu

Josh Fredenburg: Are you Dating the Right Relationship Partner

Wednesday, February 19, starting at 12:30 p.m.
Southern Breezes Café
This lecture looks at a wide variety relationship factors when dating in college. From culture, finance, and family, this workshop will provide students with a greater understanding of relationships and love while in college. This event is sponsored by Student Life. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

Special Showing of 12 Years a Slave

Wednesday, February 19, Showing All Day, Student Activity Center (Bldg. 68 \ Rm. 191)
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life. This event is sponsored by Student Life. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

Special showing of Hidden Colors
Thursday, February 20, from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., 
Southern Breezes Café
Hidden Colors is a documentary about the untold history of people of Aboriginal, Moor, and African descent. This event is sponsored by the African Student Union For more information, e-mail pculmer@broward.edu

Poetry Slam

Wednesday, February 26, starting at 12:30 p.m., Breezeway
This poetry slam is engineered for the audience and includes a number of open mike readings engineered as a support network for poets. This event is designed for the audience to react vocally and openly to all aspects of the show, including the poet's performance, the judges' scores, and the host's banter. This event is sponsored by Student Life. For more information, e-mail cparra@broward.edu

Talent Showcase
Thursday, February 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Breezeway
Students are invited to show off their skills at the South Campus talent show. This event is sponsored by the African Student Union and the Student Program Board. For more information, e-mail vgarciab@broward.edu.


Willis Holcombe Center, 111 and 225 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Poetry Session with Jon Goode
Tuesday, February 4, at 12:30 p.m. , Building 33, Room 221
Poet and Emmy award nominated riter Jon Goode offers a smooth and laid back delivery with a unique blend of humor and wit to make entertaining and poignant observations on everyday life issues, from nostalgic childhood memories to dealing with cancer. For more information, call 954-201-7879.

Dr. Enid Pinkney at Broward College
Tuesday, February, 18, at 12:30 p.m., Building 33, Room 1208

Dr. Enid Pinkney, founder of the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust and Historic Hampton House Community Trust, will speak with students about memorable events, people and places that have shaped the community. For more information, call 954-201-7879.

Chocolate Festival featuring music by Shadowboxers
Wednesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Building 31
Broward College will host its third annual Chocolate Festival. The event, which is free with a valid student id, will include free samples and live entertainment. For more information, call 954-201-7879.

Black History Month Exhibit
Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 28, Building 33, Room 221

Student Life will display an array of artifacts and information on Black History Month in front of the Student Activity Center. For more information, call 954-201-7879.

Black History Month Film Screenings
Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 28, Building 33, Room 221

Student Life will feature different films and documentaries throughout the month of February. For show times, call 954-201-7879.

Vinyl Café
Every Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Building 33, Room 221
Stop by the Student Lounge to enjoy a cup of coffee, listen to old vinyl records and compete in trivia contests for a chance to win prizes. For more information, call 954-201-7879.






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