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Never Forget Cultural Series

Join us for evenings of exploring cultures and heritages which have been affected by events that changed the world. We will be surveying cultures through art, crafts, displays, music, speakers, and more. Light refreshments highlighting the selected culture will be served.

  • Suitable for middle school age to adult
  • Event dates:
    • COMPLETED: Thursday, May 16th – Jewish American Heritage Month
      • Holocaust remembrance as well as discovering, exploring, and celebrating the vibrant and varied Jewish American experiences, traditions, and culture
    • Saturday, June 15th – Juneteenth
      • Reflecting on how slavery has shaped our society. Live concert by Valerie Tyson Band. Program will begin at 5:30 PM
    • Tuesday, September 10th – National American Month
      • Examining the road to independence, 9/11, and challenges our nation has overcome
    • Thursday, November 7th – Veterans Day
      • Honoring Military Veterans of the United States Armed Forces
  • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Free admission; registration required
  • Held at the City of Coconut Creek Commission Chambers, 4800 West Copans Road
  • Registration Details:
    • Registration is ongoing until full; limited to 100 participants per session
    • Register by calling the Recreation Complex at 954-956-1580

For additional information, contact the Recreation Complex at 954-956-1580 

TopicCharles Young and the Post-Emancipation Era
DateThursday, June 16
Time6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LocationCommunity Center
1100 Lyons Road

Registration Information
Register for this and future notifications on the Cultures Around the World series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register for a Lecture 

Lectures is in partnership with NSU's Lifelong Learning Institute.
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About the Lecture

Topic: Charles Young and the Post-Emancipation Era

    Charles Young, born to enslaved parents in Kentucky in 1864, career encapsulates both the early promise of Emancipation and the later betrayal of Reconstruction. He was one of only three black graduates from West Point in the Reconstruction era. Young served for three decades as the highest ranking, and for a long period, was the only black commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. His story encapsulates the promise of emancipation and the failure of the United States to realize it.

    About the Speaker 

    Guest speaker Dr. David Kilroy, professor of history and Chair of the NSU Department of Humanities and Politics, will discuss his 2003 biography For Race and Country: The Life and Career of Colonel Charles Young.

 

About the Lecture

Alexander Calder “Mobiles & Stabiles / An International Presence”

    • Topic: Alexander Calder, is one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the 20th century; utilized his innovative genius and mechanical engineering background to profoundly change the course of modern art on an international level; is renowned for the invention of the mobile, whose suspended abstract elements move and balance in changing harmony

About the Speaker 

      • Armando Droulers is an art historian, educator, lecturer and consultant.  He studied at Bard College, Academia de Arte Federico Brandt, New World School of the Arts and The University of Florida.

 

Past Lectures


The Ancient and Modern Kingdom of Morocco
September 30, 2021
with Helene Hermans

An Introduction to US Latinx Literature

June 17, 2021
with Yvette Fuentes

Cross Cultural Look at Marriage Part II
April 15, 2021
with Mirella Baker Bemmel

Cross Cultural Look at Marriage
March 18, 2021
with Mirella Baker Bemmel

Caribbean & South African Influence on Music
with Shane LeMar
February 18, 2021

Spanish Dance: Artistic Influences
with Armando Droulers
January 21, 2021


Registration Information
Register for this and future notifications on the Cultures Around the World series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration Not Yet Available 

Lectures is in partnership with NSU's Lifelong Learning Institute.
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