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Florida Atlantic University
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Black History Month Calendar of Events
February 1 to February 28, 2014

 

The following event will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton Campus, 777 Glades Road:

 

REDERICK DOUGLASS: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Andre De Shields
Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
University Theatre AL-9

De Shield’s solo performance explores the life and achievements of the Great Emancipator, Frederick Douglass. “Though Douglass began his life as a slave, through heroic effort, he became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons.” For more information, contact Polly Burks, 561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu.

 

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, Feb. 5, noon to 1 p.m.
Tradition’s Plaza

Join us as we celebrate the kick off for Black History Month; while feasting on BBQ chicken, slow smoked St Luis ribs, mac and cheese, baked beans, fire roasted corn and dinner rolls. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 561-297-3959

 

BSU’s Hair & Fashion Show
Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, rooms B, C, & D, Student Union

This hair and fashion show will demonstrate the many fashion statements presented by the African-American culture. For more information contact the Black Student Union (BSU) at mnwhite74@fau.edu.

 

Our Story Movie Night
Monday, Feb. 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
Indian River Towers MPR

Join us as we watch a movie that aims to uplift and educate attendees on Black History. This movie night will include free popcorn, nachos and may other movie snacks! For more information, contact Clinton Bryant III at 954-621-6424 or cbryant18@fau.edu.

 

Hate Crimes in the Heartland
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 5 to 6:45 p.m.
Boca, Sean Stein Pavilion

The film explores our national conversation on race through the lens of two distinct hate crimes that took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 and again in 2012. Crimes of hatred and prejudice – from vandalism, cross-burning and lynching to community genocides – are sad facts of American history. Few films have chronicled the stories and great tragedies resulting from these crimes so often omitted from our nation’s history. The documentary examines how hate crimes have come to be such a growing tragedy and trend, especially during the past decade. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Derrick White, 561-297-1329.

 

BSU Family Reunion
Monday, Feb. 17, noon to 4 p.m.
Spanish River

Come and celebrate a reunion of all campus organizations, while we collaborate on future events. Food, games and music will be provided. For more information, contact an Executive Board member of Black Student Union (BSU) at mnwhite74@fau.edu.

 

Black Arts Expo
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, rooms B & C

Experience the celebration of African American history through the ages. For more information, contact the FAU National Council of Negro Women at thodges4@fau.edu.

 

Urban Wednesdays with BRV
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tradition’s Plaza

Beats, Rhymes & Vibes presents the best music hour every Wednesday with our DJ’s spinning the best hip hop, dancehall and top 40, along with games, food, prize giveaways and special performances.

For more information, contact an Executive Board member of Beats, Rhymes and Vibes at eperlaza@fau.edu.

 

BSU Health & Fitness
Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, room D, Student Union

Join us as we promote health and fitness featuring cardio hip-hop on campus. This event is co-sponsored with Pulse Dance Troupe, who will be conducting the dance moves. For more information, contact an Executive Board member of Black Student Union (BSU) at mnwhite74@fau.edu.

 

The New Jim Crow Forum
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.        
Sago Palm Room, Student Union

Join us for a discussion dealing with social inequality in the African-American community. This discussion will include high prison rates and lack of education among African-Americans. For more information, contact an Executive Board member of Black Student Union (BSU) at mnwhite74@fau.edu.

 

Urban Wednesday with BRV
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tradition’s Plaza

Beats, Rhymes & Vibes presents the best music hour every Wednesday with our DJ’s spinning the best hip hop, dancehall and top 40, along with games, food, prize giveaways and special performances.

For more information, contact an Executive Board member of Beats, Rhymes and Vibes at eperlaza@fau.edu.

 

The Journey
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Speech Lawn

This event will explore the history of black people, who were relocated during the African Diaspora through multiple visual aspects. This event will be a live timeline of African people from the early civilizations of West Africa (1400’s) to slavery and the Reconstructed Era, to Jim Crow and Civil Rights and finally, the Post Civil Rights/Colorblindness era.

For more information, contact Clinton Bryant III at 954-621-6424.

 

“A Change is Gonna Come”
Friday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m.
University Theatre

In honor of Black History Month, the FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble, the University's professional dance company, will present Maria Konrad's solo for Clarence Brooks entitled "A Change is Gonna Come" to the song of the same title by Sam Cooke. For more information, contact Clarence Brooks, 800-564-9539.

 

“A Change is Gonna Come”
Saturday, March 1, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
University Theatre

In honor of Black History Month, the FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble, the University's professional dance company, will present Maria Konrad's solo for Clarence Brooks entitled "A Change is Gonna Come" to the song of the same title by Sam Cooke. For more information, contact Clarence Brooks, 800-564-9539.

The following event will take place at FAU Broward Campus:

 

Film Series (2): “The African Americans, Crossing Many Rivers: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)” and “Rise (1940-1968)”
Monday, Feb. 3, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oasis Lounge, Student Union, Davie Campus

Two videos of a PBS documentary chronicling the African American history. For more information contact Karen Esteves at 954-236-1219.

 

Black History Month Trivia
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
Student Union, Oasis Lounge, Davie Campus

Come and test your knowledge of Black History by participating in our Black History Trivia Game. Give-a-ways and food will be provided. For more information, contact Broward Program Board, 954-236-1219.

 

Film Series (2): “The African Americans, Crossing Many Rivers: Making a Way Out of No Way, “and “Into the Fire (1861-1896)”
Monday, Feb. 10, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oasis Lounge, Student Union, Davie Campus

Two videos of a PBS documentary chronicling the African American history. For more information contact Karen Esteves at 954-236-1219.

 

Black History Month Celebration
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Diversity Way, Davie Campus

Come and celebrate Black History Month with us as we commemorate the lives of those who fought for the rights of Black Americans. There will be music, dancing, food and give-a-ways. You don’t want to miss it. For more information, contact Broward Program Board, 954-236-1219.

 

Film Series (2): “The African Americans, Crossing Many Rivers: The Black Atlantic, “and “The Age of Slavery”
Monday, Feb. 17, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oasis Lounge, Student Union, Davie Campus

Two videos of a PBS documentary chronicling the African American history. For more information contact Karen Esteves at 954-236-1219.

 

Black History Month Trivia
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Campus, HEC 607

Come and test your knowledge of Black History by participating in our Black History Trivia Game. Give-a-ways and food will be provided. For more information, contact Broward Program Board, 954-236-1219.

 

Film Series (1): “The Quilts of Gees Bend”
Monday, Feb. 24, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oasis Lounge, Student Union, Davie Campus

A PBS documentary about 42 African American women from Gees Bend, AL. As a community, these women made quilts for over four generations. This video is a look at the 20th century artist who lived and worked in solitude. For more information contact Karen Esteves at 954-236-1219.

 

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