Black History Month Events Span Eastern Florida Campuses

January 21, 2015 - A variety of events designed for Eastern Florida students and the general public will take place during February's commemoration of Black History Month. Events are listed by the sponsoring Campus.

Cocoa Campus
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All Month: The Eastern Florida/UCF Joint Use Library, Bldg. 12 is partnering with the education department and instructors who teach Diverse Populations and Early Education plus Pre-K classes to offer the children story time using books from the Children’s Literature Collection.

February 5
Freedom Breakfast and Program: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Community Dining Room
Speaker: Rev. David Bryant, Sr., Senior Pastor, Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

February 11
Free Jazz Dance Class: 1:40 p.m., Cocoa Campus YMCA-Gym
Kick up your heels, have fun and learn about the origins on Jazz Music as part of Black History Month and in preparation for the Jazz Jubilee. Open to all EFSC students, faculty, staff and community members.

February 14
Jazz Jubilee Community Service project, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cocoa West Community Center, 230 S. Burnett Rd., Cocoa
Swing into spring with a live jazz band and light refreshments.
Contact Dr. Erin Baird for information or to volunteer 321-433-7613

Newman and McGill
Rosemary McGill with Cocoa Campus Provost
Dr. Ethel Newman after McGill's Feb. 16
performance for Black History Month.

February 16
A Man Called Justice, A Lady Named Liberty in a Land Called Freedom – I Cried My Last Tear Yesterday
Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
1 p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 4, Studio Theatre
Sweets of the South event to follow the presentation

February 23
A Man Called Justice, A Lady Named Liberty in a Land Called Freedom – I Cried My Last Tear Yesterday
Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
12:15 p.m., Student Center, Bldg. 11, Community Dining Room

February 25
"Escape to Freedom," The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
Performing and Visual Arts Department Production
12:15 & 7p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center – Bldg.4, Studio Theater
Free Admission

February 26
Gospel Extravaganza: Hosted by the African American Student Union
6 p.m., Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 4
Free and open to the public
Contact Jerome Smith for information 321-433-7489

Melbourne Campus

February 19
Pass the Mic Spoken Word Challenge: Celebrating a Century of Black Life, History and Culture
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bldg. 10 Atrium
Contact Danielle Redding for information reddingd@easternflorida.edu
*Auditions will be held February 4 & 5 at 3 p.m. in the Building 4 Auditorium

Palm Bay Campus

February 26 (Multiple events listed below)
"Escape to Freedom" A play by: Ossie Davis
Presented by the EFSC Players; Directed by Janet Rubin
11 a.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Jamaican Food Sampling
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Lobby in front of the Auditorium

A Man Called Justice, A Lady Named Liberty in a Land Called Freedom – I Cried My Last Tear Yesterday
Presented by: Rosemary McGill, EFSC Multicultural Specialist
12:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

"Escape to Freedom" The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, A play by: Ossie Davis
Presented by the EFSC Players; Directed by Janet Rubin
5 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Jamaican Food Sampling and Coffee House
5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Lobby in front of the Auditorium

Faithful Hazel: Spoken Word and Poetry
6:15 p.m., Bldg. 1 Auditorium

Titusville Campus

February 26
Soul Food Regale
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. 4