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Lauderdale Lakes Black History Month Press Release

Date: January 31, 2013 Phone: 954-535-2785
City of Lauderdale Lakes to Host Black History Month Events
(LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida) — The City of Lauderdale Lakes Parks and Human
Services Department will host a series of events to celebrate Black History Month.
The City of Lauderdale Lakes along with the School Board of Broward County
(SBBC)-BA Zone has partnered to provide several community involved lecture
series and programs in honor of the upcoming Black History Month. The events
will be kicked off by a Black History Month: Interactive Symposium, featuring Dr.
Jawanza Kunjufu, themed “The Guidance of Youth to Adulthood”,on Thursday,
February 7th
from 6 pm – 9 pm at Boyd H. Anderson High School, 3050 NW 41st
Lauderdale Lakes. Dr. Kunjufu will address the role and importance of positive
supports systems and the level of involvement required from parents, community
leaders, and school teachers. As a best selling author, Dr. Kunjufu’s work has
been featured in Ebony and Essence Magazine, and he has been a guest on BET,
Oprah, and the Michael Baisden Show. There will be a Q&A session and book
signing for all who attend.
The City and SBBC-BA Zone will also host two lecture series: For Elementary &
Middle School Students & for High School Students. The event will be held on
Friday, February 8th
from 10 am – 1 pm at Boyd H. Anderson High School, 3050
NW 41st
Lauderdale Lakes. Dr. Kunjufu will address grades 5-12 on the
challenges minority youth face on the road to responsible adulthood.
Last but not least, the City will host its Fifth Annual Black History Month Parade &
Community Celebration: “We are Moving Forward Together”. The event will be
held on Saturday, February 16th
. The parade will begin at 9 am, followed by a
Community Celebration. The Parade will begin in front of St. Joseph Towers and
end at Bella Vista Court Yard with the Community Celebration. The Grand
Marshals of the parade will be local Clergy men and women from faith based
organizations. Festivities during the parade will include marching bands,
community organizations, churches, and local businesses. The Community
Celebration will include entertainment and fun for all. If you would like to
participate in the parade or community celebration please visit our website at to access the participation form.
For more information on all events please visit Vincent Torres Memorial Park, Willie
Webb Sr. Park in Lauderdale Lakes, or call 954-535-2785.

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