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Broward College Celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2016 | More Events

Broward College will celebrate Black History Month with several events on its campuses during February. All events are open to the public.

African Student Union

Black History Month Seahawk Speaker Series: Eugene K. Petties,Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 126, Coffeehouse
Eugene K. Petties, the first African-American president of The Florida Bar, will discuss how African Americans have contributed to the legal system. For more information, contact Leo DeAraujo at 954-201-2484 or ldearauj@broward.edu.

The History of Hip Hop and Interactive DJ Academy, Monday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center
This event will explore the history of hip hop, since its inception. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.

Black History Month Seahawk Speaker Series: Catherine A. Minnis
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 126, Coffeehouse
Catherine A. Minnis, president and founder of The Minnis Group, a public relations and small business consulting firm in South Florida, will discuss how African Americans have contributed to the business world. For more information, contact Leo DeAraujo at 954-201-2484 or ldearauj@broward.edu.

The Color of Words: Poetry of the Global Black Experience, Thursday, Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center
Broward College assistant professor of history, Edward Cornejo, Ph.D., will present poems which highlight the black experience from different parts on the world. Each poem also will be accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of the poet. For more information, contact Edward Cornejo at ecornejo@broward.edu.

Chained to an Image, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center
Broward College assistant professors of history, Rudy Jean-Bart and Sammy Rastagh, Ph.D., will discuss whether or not the history of emasculation of black men has had an impact on hip hop. For more information, contact Rudy Jean-Bart at 954-201-8947 or rjeanbar@broward.edu.

Black History Month Seahawk Speaker Series: Robert Runcie, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 126, Coffeehouse
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, will discuss how African Americans have contributed to the education system. For more information, contact Leo DeAraujo at 954-201-2484 or ldearauj@broward.edu.

Student Life Presents: An Afternoon with Miami Music Legend Luther Campbell, Monday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT), Building 68b
Miami music legend Luther Campbell, also known as ‘Uncle Luke,’ will discuss the impact of the Miami bass sound in Florida and beyond. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.

Festival of Icons, Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon to 2 p.m.
Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg.19, Patio
Attendees will learn about of the iconic African Americans throughout time. For more information, contact Omoy Watson at 954-201-4881 or owatson@broward.edu.

Trending Issues in Your Community with Odell Bizzell, Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152
Odell Bizzell – blogger, internet personality, author, entrepreneur, and dynamic keynote speaker – will give an interactive presentation on trending issues on the African American community. For more information, contact Leo DeAraujo at 954-201-2484 or ldearauj@broward.edu.

 

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