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Celebrate Black History Month 2013 with FREE Inspiring & Entertaining Events at Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.-Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will honor Black History Month in February 2013 through a variety of activities including engaging art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, dynamic speakers, compelling educational workshops, discussions, and events for all ages.

Highlights of the month-long celebration include:

  • The 10th Annual African Presence art exhibit, Benin: A Kingdom in Bronze, featuring a collection or bronze sculptures from the Ebohon Cultural Center from Benin City, Nigeria, West Africa, which showcases five centuries of Royal Court Art. Opens Jan. 31 and runs through Feb. 26.
  • Lectures on the Underground Railroad on Feb. 5; on “Spiritual Soul” exploring the role of religion in Black culture on Feb. 10; and on Thurgood Marshall and his life before joining the Supreme Court on Feb. 12.
  • Documentary screenings of Death of a Bride exploring domestic violence on Feb. 6; and Soul Food Junkies exploring food and health in Black culture on Feb. 20.
  • Special performances by the Augusto Soledade BrazzDance for a preview of their upcoming show Cordel on Feb. 5; and by Positively Africa performing songs using authentic instruments on Feb. 6; and Jazz in the Gallery featuring classics from the ‘50s and ‘60s on Feb. 24.
  • Plus Hip-Hop and Afro-Peruvian master dance classes, family and children’s entertainment, and much, much more!

Unless otherwise noted, all events are FREE and open to the public, and will be held at NSU’s main campus in Davie at 3301 College Ave. More events are being added all the time, so for the latest updates please visit: www.nova.edu/blackhistory.

The current list of NSU’s Black History Month events includes:

  • “Benin: A Kingdom in Bronze,” 10th Annual African Presence Art Exhibition
    Opening Reception

    Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    This exhibition features a collection from the Ebohon Cultural Center from Benin City, Nigeria, West Africa, which showcases five centuries of Royal Court Art. Evening includes refreshments, musical entertainment, giveaways and viewing of the exhibition. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center. Exhibition will be unveiled at 8 p.m. in the NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. FREE but RSVP required, call 954-262-5357 or send email to serioux@nova.edu.
  • Musical Haitian Storytelling with Lucrece Louinis
    Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    This special story time is open to all ages with caregiver. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
  • At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality
    Monday, Feb. 4 from
    3 to 4:30 p.m.
    Features reflections on the beginnings of Black History Month and a discussion of the relevance of this celebration today as it applies to the role of education. Location: Ballroom at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, 1750 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach. Call 954-262-8443 for more information.
  • Ripley Ohio: Gateway to Freedom on the “Underground Railroad”
    Tuesday, Feb. 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

    Please join Peter Caproni, Ph.D. from NSU’s 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 of Eliza in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Location: Maltz Building, room 2045. Email pc491@nova.edu for more information.
  • Augusto Soledade BrazzDance Dance Sampler
    Tuesday, Feb. 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

    NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and 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 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. Call 954-262-8073 or email egwu@nova.edu for more information.
  • Live Music with Positively Africa
    Wednesday, Feb. 6 from
    10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    All ages with caregiver. Celebrate Black History Month with a lively and enchanting duo who performs songs, movement, and demonstrates authentic African instruments. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library.
  • Death of A Bride Screening: The Story Behind the Bride March
    Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    This screening of Death of a Bride brings awareness to the story of Gladys Ricart who was murdered on her wedding day by her ex-boyfriend in 1999. After the screening, 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. Call 954-262-8707 or email at fcandy@nova.edu for more information.
  • Spiritual Soul: Let’s go to church—where it all began
    Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 6 p.m.

    A spirited, open discussion about the use of God and the value of faith. This event will include song and prose, and pays homage to African ancestors in both the recent and distant past. Soul food and refreshments will also be served. Sponsored by NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. Email nixond@nova.edu for more information.
  • Youth with Sickle Cell Disease:
    Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Care & Collaboration

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 from noon to 1 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. Email jv637@nova.edu for more information.
  • Thurgood Marshall: Before the Robe
    Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Thurgood Marshall is widely known as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court. But before becoming a judge, he 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. NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the NSU’s 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: NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Call 954-262-6120 or email anneke@nova.edu for more information.
  • Hip Hop Master Class with Pablo Malco
    Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 6 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 U.S. and internationally. Sponsored by NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Performance Theater in NSU’s Don Taft University Center. Free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Call 954-262-7613 or email lanczi@nova.edu for more information.
  • Teen Hour Celebrates Black History Month
    Friday, Feb. 15 from
    5 to 7 p.m.
    For ages 13 –18. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
  • Life Changing Experiences:
    Volunteers Recount their Experiences in Swaziland, South Africa

    Tuesday, Feb. 19 from noon to 1 p.m.

    Associate NSU professor Stephen Campbell, Ph. D. and clinical psychology students from 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 of their personal accounts. Location: Maltz Building, room 2051. Email stephcam@nova.edu for more information.
  • Sharkey’s Storytime: Fables and Folktales
    Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m
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    Celebrate Black History Month with tales from Africa, including “Anansi the Spider,” a tale from Ashanti and Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan. For ages 3-5 years with caregiver. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
  • Afro-Peruvian Dance Master Class with Marcela Diaz
    Wednesday, Feb. 20 from
    noon to 1 p.m.
    Marcela Diaz is an award-winning American/Peruvian choreographer who founded Afro con Tempo, the first dance company in the US to combine Afro-Peruvian folklore with Contemporary dance. This 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 NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Performance Theater in NSU’s Don Taft University Center. Free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Call 954-262-7620 or email asoledade@nova.edu for more information.
  • Screening & Discussion of Soul Food Junkies
    Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 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 NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. Call 954-262-8073 or email egwu@nova.edu for more information.
  • NSU Volunteers at the Sistrunk Historical Festival & Parade
    Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    NSU’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, at 2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-262-1274 or email blitwin@nova.edu for more information.
  • “Musical Soul,” a Display of Black Musical Talent
    Saturday, Feb. 23 from
    6 to 9 p.m.
    A speak-easy style event featuring Spirituals, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Rap, and Hip Hop. Event includes intimate discussions about the music, its origin, and contemporary meanings. Refreshments and soul food will also be served. Sponsored by NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building. Email nixond@nova.edu for more information.
  • Jazz in the Gallery
    Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Celebrate Black History Month with The Broward College Jazz Combo, which 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, in the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477.
  • Black History Comes Alive
    Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Professionals from literature, music, art and dance will showcase African American history from where it evolved to where it stands today through video and live representatives. Location: Ballroom at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, 1750 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach. Call 954-262-8443 or email smiley@nova.edu for more information.
  • 7th Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Award Ceremony
    Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    This 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 NSU’s Fischler School of Education. This year’s keynote speaker is Henry Brown who has been recognized state wide as Florida’s “Teacher of the Year.” The theme of the event is “Preserving our Heritage through Educational Excellence.” Location: Signature Grand in Davie. Sponsored by  NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. Call 954-262-8443 or email smiley@nova.edu for more information.

*All events will be held on NSU’s main campus, unless otherwise specified.

For more information on additional events, please visit www.nova.edu/blackhistory

Or contact:

Andra Liwag
NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 office
954-873-8494 cell
andrali@nova.edu