Black Empowerment Summit: Social Event

Feb 23rd, 2016 @ 11:00 AM



SOCIAL Event for Mental Health Seminar: Overcoming the Silence Child Education Workshop: Be in the driver's seat of your Child's Education and Afro Latino Exhibition

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Overcoming the Silence' in Issues of Black Mental Health
From 11 am to 1 pm:                       

This seminar is designed to address the taboos of mental healthcare in the Black
community while bridging the age gap in dialogue. We will be talking about the mental struggles of life and how to heal through them. This particular event is divided in two parts, there is a part for women and girls and a part for men and boys. We will be talking about Black mental healthcare taboos like mental disorders, depression, therapy, and suicide. We will also be talking about fear and stress and our unique experience with it per Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a guest of last year’s conference. A panel of therapists (female for the women, and male for the men) will help us get through                        to the beginnings of generational healing.

  Be in the Driver's Seat of Your Child's Education' Education Workshop
  From 1 pm to 3 pm:

This seminar will introduce parents to the challenges of the ESE designation and how special education is being used as a catch-all for some of our kids, black males especially.  We will be making parents aware of the school-to-prison pipeline, what it is and how it works as well as discussing how suspension, civil citation, and a lack of diversity training feeds the school-to-prison pipeline. This event is also going to introduce some alternatives to the traditional idea of school and many parent resources, for example Step Up for Students, Florida Virtual School, Black Private schools, Black home school co-ops, etc.

Afro-Latino Exhibition (performance and educational)
From 3 pm to 5 pm:

The Afro-Latino Exhibition is the fun and educational finale to our events for the month of February with drums, dance performances and clips from Dr. Henry Louise Gates Jr.’s Black in Latin America Series. 10.7 million Africans survived being shipped across the dreaded Middle Passage. Of those, only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s a tiny percent so where did the rest go? Brazil received about 4.86 million Africans alone, most of the rest were spread throughout the Caribbean. The goal of this event is to bring together
the Latino and African-American communities to celebrate our Indigenous and African roots.

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Political Event

Tuesday, February 16th
African American Research Library
11am to 1pm - What is Politics? And what is it supposed to produce?
1pm to 3pm - Who are your Politicians?
3pm to 5pm - Law 101

Economics Event:

Thursday, February 18th
African American Research Library
11am to 1pm - South Florida Black Writers Guild
2pm to 5pm - One-Stop-Shop for all things Business

2/20/16- Network FUNdraiser: Join us as the The Hope Band kicks off the first of their Private Club pop-up concerts!
              @ Midtown Art Gallery @ 7pm to 10pm
              1033 NW 6th Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311