Calendar of Events for 2010

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February. Scroll down for partner campus listings.


AT FAU BOCA RATON

Haiti on Film: Egalité for All: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution
Monday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, Room 101
Film series presented by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures. Suggested donation $10. All funds will be donated to Partners in Health (www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti). Please write checks to “Partners in Health” or bring cash. See other dates and films during month.
Contact: Carla Calarge, ccalarge@gmail.com


Opening Ceremony: “Celebrating the African Diaspora”
Wednesday, February 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Traditions Plaza on the Breezeway
Hear storytelling-troupe members Sadarri, Amber and Autumn Joy Saskill perform “Ain’t No Hunger in Freedom’s Kitchen,” along with other stories, songs and poetry meant to nourish, uplift and inspire.  The Body, Mind and Soul African Dancers and Drummers also will perform.


Black Women, Crime and Punishment
Wednesday, February 3, 3 p.m.
Board of Trustees Room 305, Williams Administration Building
Lecture by Talitha Leflouria, Assistant Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University


Movie Screening: “Higher Learning,” starring Omar Epps, Tyra Banks, Laurence Fishburne

Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.
Senate Chambers in FAU’s Student Union
“Higher Learning,” directed by John Singleton, is about students from different countries, races, and social backgrounds who are forced to integrate when they all enroll at Columbus University. Under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track or in front of their friends, the students are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience and misunderstanding. A short forum will take place following the movie.


Haiti on Film: The Road to Fondwa
Thursday, February 4, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, Room 101
Film series presented by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures. Suggested donation $10. All funds will be donated to Partners in Health (www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti). Please write checks to “Partners in Health” or bring cash. See other dates and films during month.
Contact: Carla Calarge, ccalarge@gmail.com

 

Haiti on Film: Heading South
Monday, February 8, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, Room 101
Film series presented by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures. Suggested donation $10. All funds will be donated to Partners in Health (www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti). Please write checks to “Partners in Health” or bring cash. See other dates and films during month.
Contact: Carla Calarge, ccalarge@gmail.com



Black Violin concert, featuring three-time Apollo-winning duo Kev Marcus and Will-B
Monday, February 8, 8 p.m.
FAU Housing Lawn
Three-time Apollo-winning duo Kev Marcus and Will-B are classic violinists that combine a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro and not quite emcee, to redefine the music world one-string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare.  Kev Marcus and Will-B are Florida natives who met while attending the Dillard High School of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Black Violin has worked with musicians as diverse as Alicia Keys, P.Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin and the Eagles, among many others.


Lecture with Jeff Johnson, Tom Joyner Morning Show political commentator and BET talk show host
Tuesday, February 9 at 6 p.m.
Senate Chambers, FAU Student Union
Jeff Johnson is a Washington, D.C. based award-winning journalist, social activist and political commentator. Johnson has spent the last decade merging the worlds of politics and popular culture, including his work as senior adviser for media and youth outreach for People for the American Way, national director of the Youth & College division of the NAACP, and an appointment by celebrity Russell Simmons as the vice president of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN).  Currently, he is managing editor and chief correspondent for The Truth with Jeff Johnson, a hard-hitting talk show airing on Black Entertainment Television (BET) where he has earned a reputation as the “conscience voice” for his positive force among youth and young adults.


Movie Screening: “Love and Basketball,” starring Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert
Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. 
Senate Chambers, FAU Student Union
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Love and Basketball” depicts the “ups and downs” of falling in love while trying to pursue a college education and excel in a basketball career.


Haiti on Film: The Price of Sugar
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, Room 101
Film series presented by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures. Suggested donation $10. All funds will be donated to Partners in Health (www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti). Please write checks to “Partners in Health” or bring cash. See other dates and films during month.
Contact: Carla Calarge, ccalarge@gmail.com


Poetry Night featuring Shihan and Dana Gilmore 
Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
Coyote Jack's, FAU Student Union
Poetry night will feature nationally-recognized Black poets Dana Gilmore and Shihan, as well as local artists. The talent that will be displayed will feature the “ups and downs” of love, the Black family and the constraints imposed on the Black community.


Lecture: What It Takes to be a Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Quest for the New Society
Friday, February 12, 11:15 a.m.
Majestic Palm Room, Student Union Building
Lecture by Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor of History, University of Florida
(This presentation will be the keynote lecture of a symposium on Themes in Political Philosophy sponsored by the Philosophy Club.)


Lecture: Performing Blackness in 1970s Jamaica: From Anticolonial to Postcolonial
Thursday, February 18, 4 p.m.
Board of Trustees Room 305, Williams Administration Building
Lecture by Raphael Dalleo, Assistant Professor of English


Performance: Ache
Tuesday, February 23, 4 p.m.
University Theatre
Demonstration and performance of Afro-Cuban Dance, by Elena Garcia


BLACK-A-DEMICS Game Show and Trivia Competition
Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m.
Coyote Jack's, FAU Student Union
Contestants will test their knowledge on Black history facts in this Jeopardy-style game show.


Student/Employee Networking: Featuring Kente Cloth Fashion Show, Loom Display and Weaving Demonstration
Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Coyote Jack's, Student Union

The public is invited to network with FAU students, faculty and staff at Coyote Jacks.  Gabriel Ahima, an African weaver, will give a lecture presentation on the origins, history and designs of the traditional kente cloths. Ahima will demonstrate how kente is woven in a life-size traditional loom that is used in African villages, and will give participants an opportunity to test their weaving skills. A fashion show also will feature an array of African textiles and kente products.

 


AT FAU DAVIE

Black Inventions Exhibit
Thursday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SD 105
This multimedia presentation is a tribute to the unsung heroes, as well as Black inventors and innovators internationally. The exhibit reveals many surprising facts and highlights the accomplishments of Blacks in the fields of science, aerospace communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering.

 


AT FAU JUPITER

Celebrating African-American Art and Artist: New Visions 2010 Exhibition
Running through Friday, February 26
Student Resources (SR) Atrium
More than a dozen masterpieces from local artists are on display every day in February.
Contact Farley Leiriao, (561) 799-8585

Meet the Artist Reception
Thursday, Feb. 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
Student Resources (SR) Atrium
Artists whose works are featured in “Celebrating African-American Art and Artist: New Visions 2010 Exhibition” will be on campus to discuss and explain the true meaning behind their works. Food and drinks will be served; also Jazz music.
Contact: Farley Leiriao, (561) 799-8585

 


AT FAU TREASURE COAST

History & Heroes Exhibit
Running through Friday, February 26
JU Lobby
The History & Heroes exhibit is a display of photographs based on African American history and the Civil Rights movement.

 

Events are sponsored by the offices of multicultural affairs in Boca Raton and Broward; FAU Jupiter’s Diversity Student Services; FAU Campus Recreation; FAU Dining Services; FAU’s department of housing and residential life; the South Florida Storytelling Project; Student Government BSUMP and Student Government Program Board.  For more information on Black History Month events, contact Rozalia Williams at 561-297-3959 or rcwillia@fau.edu.

 

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