Black History Month Events at Eastern Florida
January 28, 2016 - A variety of events 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.
Film Fest Tuesdays
Three Showings, 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Cocoa Campus Library (Bldg. 12, Rm. 205)
- February 2: "Ali
- February 9: "The Color Purple"
- February 16: "A Raisin in the Sun"
- February 23: "Hotel Rwanda"
Student Club and Organization Educational Culture Exhibits
February 10 – February 29: Ongoing Display in the Building 11 Student Center
Community Service Project: Garden Revitalization at Endeavour Elementary School
Saturday, February 13. 9 AM to 1 PM, Endeavour Elementary
Hosted by Cocoa Rotaract
Black History Month, A Celebration of Unity: Ceremony and Luncheon
Wednesday, February 17, 11 AM to Noon, Ceremony
Cocoa Campus Community Dining Room, Building 11
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn,
Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools
Noon to 1 PM. Traditional Soul Food Luncheon and Highlighted Student Exhibits
Community Dining Room and Bldg. 11 Student Center
Black History Month Theatre Production
"Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad" A play with music by Peter Manos
| Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock,
Wednesday, February 24, Two shows – 12:15 and 7 PM
• Simpkins Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 4), Studio Theater
Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM, Simpkins Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 4)
American Blues, Jazz & Soul Food Sampling
Thursday, February 25, 11 AM to 1 PM, Melbourne Campus Pavilion
(Rescheduled to Feb. 25 due to severe weather warnings on the original 2/24 date)
Palm Bay Campus
Movie Night, Thursday, February 4, 6 to 9:30 PM, Community Dining Room
Featuring: "The Color Purple" Facilitator: Andrew Forbes
Participate in the post-screening discussion and have the chance to win "The Color Purple" in print and on DVD
Student Art Show
Submissions due by February 22: Students may submit an original piece of art in the
medium of their choice
Artwork will be displayed in the Bldg. 1 Lobby as they are received up to Feb. 22. Four Finalists will be selected and invited to the “Breakfast on the Grounds” event on Feb. 29. Winner to be announced February 29.
Fashion Show: Presented by the UNITY Club
Wednesday, February 17, 6 to 8 PM, Bldg. 1 Auditorium
Black History Month Theatre Production
"Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad" A play with music by Peter Manos | Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
February 22 – 23, Bldg. 1 Auditorium
• Monday, Feb. 22: 3 to 6 PM Dress Rehearsal Show
• Tuesday, Feb. 23: two shows 11 AM and 12:30 PM
Breakfast on the Grounds - at the Patio
Monday, February 29, 9:30 to 11:30 AM (Welcome to the "Grounds" Coffee Reception at
9 AM in the Auditorium Lobby)
Featuring special music, entertainment and great food
February Movies with Meaning
6 p.m. in Bldg. 1 Auditorium, Room 102
- Monday, Feb. 1: "The Help"
- Tuesday, Feb. 9: "The Butler"
- Wednesday, Feb. 17: "The Blind Side"
- Tuesday, Feb. 23: "Selma"
- Thursday, Feb. 25: "Precious"
Thursday, February 18
- Submissions due February 10 at the Titusville Library
- Categories include: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics and Digital Art
- Prizes awarded to the Best in Category and Best in Show
- Artwork on display until February 29
- Submissions due February 1 at the Office of Student Life
- Categories include: Original composition, Dramatic performance, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal
- Talent Show Performances on February 18 from 3 – 4:30 PM in Bldg. 1 Auditorium, Room 102
- Prizes awarded to Best in Category
- Winners will perform at the February 25 Soul Food Regale
Soul Food Regale
Thursday, February 25, 11:30 AM to 2 PM, Bldg. 4 Gym
- Vendor displays begin at 10:30 AM
- Free and open to students and community members