The Dangerous Games of Fantasy 9/23/14

The Dangerous Games of Fantasy
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 – 07:00 pm –
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus “Green Library 220″
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33174
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Cost: FREE

The acclaimed Cuban-American writer Daína Chaviano will show that fantasy can be a socially subservise and personally risky tool.

Revisiting the Balsero Crisis and its Aftermath Twenty Years Later: A Symposium 9/4/14

Revisiting the Balsero Crisis and its Aftermath Twenty Years Later: A Symposium
Thursday, 09/04/2014 – 02:00 pm –
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus “Graham Center (GC)”
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33174
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Cost: FREE

The twentieth anniversary of the “balsero” crisis is a propitious occasion to reexamine several key issues raised by the contemporary Cuban diaspora. The Cuban Research Institute has invited a distinguished group of scholars, artists, and professionals who were directly involved with this crisis.

encaustiCon 2014 9/10/14 – 10/12/14

encaustiCon 2014
Friday, 10/09/2014 – 10/12/2014 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
MiamiMeltHeaderMiami Hilton Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: 395

encaustiCon® 2014 Miami Melt – Color, Culture, Caliente October 9-14 Miami, FL

International Encaustic Artists presents encaustCon® 2014 – Miami Melt; taking place at the Miami Airport Hilton, Florida from October 7-14, 2014. IEA invites all artists who are passionate about bringing contemporary vision to an ancient medium to explore this year’s workshop and lecture offerings.

IEA is pleased to welcome Francisco Benitez as the Keynote Speaker on October 10th 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Benitez will offer a 3-day pre-conference workshop on figurative painting. He will also be available for consultations throughout the conference. Benitez’ work is in numerous collections around the world and he lectures on paintings from the Baroque Period.

The Audrey Love Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex will be this year’s setting for IEA’s Juried Themed Art Show “The Devil in the Straight Line” inspired by Austrian artist Freidensreich Hundertwasser. Florida based German artist and FAU educator Henning Haupt will be this year’s judge. The show is open to all artists working in the medium of encaustic.

The call to artists is located on our website www.international-encaustic-artists.org
Attendees are invited to enroll in hands-on workshops that incorporate fiber arts, photography and collage to incorporate into their encaustic works. From beginning, emerging and professional artists, all are welcome. Day passes are also available to high school and college art students.

Vendors who specialize in encaustic art supplies will on-site during encaustiCon®. Encaustic medium, specialty papers and other supplies will be available for purchase.
The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic in the art world and with the general public.

Sign up for encaustiCon® is available on our website. For additional information contact – Melissa Lackman at encausticon@gmail.com

Florida Supercon 2014 7/3/14-7/6/14

Florida Supercon
Thursday, July 3: 12:00pm – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Friday, July 4: 10:00am – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm)
Saturday, July 5: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm)
Sunday, July 6: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm)
superconMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Florida Supercon is July 3-6, 2014 at our New Home, the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Largest Comic Con and Geek Event in South Florida features hundreds of comic book, film, television, cosplay, entertainment, and anime guests.

Advance ticket holders don’t have to wait on the long box office lines outside. With your advance ticket you can check in with our pre-registration team in the middle lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center. We will have a massive team of registration staff to get you processed as quickly as possible and get you right into the show!

Just some of the over 250 guests scheduled to appear include: Jason Momoa – Game of Thrones (Khal Drago), Manu Bennett – Arrow (Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson), Spartacus (Crixus), Liam McIntyre – Spartacus (Spartacus), Nichelle Nichols – Star Trek (Uhura), Brian O’Halloran – Clerks (Dante Hicks), Jerry “The King” Lawler – WWE Wrestling Superstar, Bill Farmer – The voice of Goofy and Pluto, Caroll Spinney – Sesame Street (Big Bird), Dan Harmon – Creator of NBC’s Community, Ernie Hudson – Ghostbusters (Winston Zeddmore), Neal Adams – Legendary Artist of Batman, Superman, The Avengers, Steve McNiven – Superstar Marvel Comics Artist of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Wolverine, Esmé Bianco – Game of Thrones (Ros), and José Luis Garcia-Lopez – The Definitive Artist of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman in the 1970’s and 1980’s

A very special reunion of stars from Spartacus w/ Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Stephen Dunlevy (The Egyptian), Daniel Feuerriegel (Agron), Ellen Hollman (Saxa), Anna Hutchison (Laeta), Katrina Law (Mira), and Nick Tarabay (Ashur).

The stars of CW’s Arrow w/ Manu Bennett (Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson), Katrina Law (Nyssa Al Ghul), Celina Jade (Shado), and David Nykl (The KGBeast).

The stars of the new hit anime Attack on Titan w/ Ashly Burch, David Matranga, Trina Nishimura, and Josh Grelle.

Top Writers and Artists from the Comic Book industry such as Denny O’Neil (Legendary writer of Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow), George Perez (Legendary Artist of Superman, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, The Avengers), Nick Bradshaw (Artist of X-Men, Wolverine), John Tyler Christopher (Artist of Spider-Man, Avengers), Peter David (Writer of The Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Factor), Jose Delbo (The Transformers, Wonder Woman), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman, Plastic Man, Super Friends), Jeremy Haun (Batwoman), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Al Milgrom (Legendary artist of The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Hulk), Clay Mann (X-Men), Brad Walker (Artist of Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Lantern) and many more! Plus, representatives from publishers such as Marvel Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, and Valiant Comics.

More stars of film and television, including Dino Stamatopolous (Community, Morel Orel, Frankenhole), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Morel Orel, Frankenhole), Candace Bailey (Attack of the Show), Ming Chen (The Comic Book Men), Bryan Johnson (The Comic Book Men), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Troma Films), Deep Roy (East Bound and Down, Star Trek, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Taimak (The Last Dragon).

More stars of Animation and Anime, including Rodger Bumpass (Spongebob Squarepants, Invader Zim), William Salyers (The Regular Show), Courtenay Taylor (The Regular Show), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Brittany Karbowski (Soul Eater, Full Metal Alchemist), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Spice and Wolf), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Venture Brothers), Jerry Jewell (Fruits Basket, Case Closed, Fullmetal Alchemist), and Monica Rial (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Michiko and Hatchin, High School of the Dead, Soul Eater).

A huge reunion of stars from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers w/ Austin St. John (Jason the Red Ranger), Walter Jones (Zack Taylor the Black Ranger), David Yost (Billy Cranston the Blue Ranger), Karan Ashley (Aisha the Yellow Ranger), Najee De-Tiege (Blue Ranger), Jason Faunt (Red Ranger), Anna Hutchison (Yellow Ranger), Brandon Jay McLaren (Red Ranger), Nakia Burrise (Tanya the Yellow Ranger), Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger), and Richard Horvitz (Alpha 5).

Wrestling Legends such as Jerry “The King” Lawler, Ted Dibiase, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Shane “Hurricane” Helms, Scott Steiner, and Kevin Nash.

Some of the highlight events include Q&A’s with each of our guests, the FSC Costume Competition (with over $5,000 in cash and prizes), Florida Super Championship Wresting, The Super Geek Film Festival (featuring 40 brand new films), the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition ($1,000 Grand Prize), FSC Masquerade Ball – An Evening at the End of Time and Space (Dr. Who themed), Video Game Industry Workshops, VIP parties, Writer workshops and much, much more!

The FSC Interactive Video Game Department will feature over a dozen Video Game companies on the show floor including Gazillion Entertainment (Marvel Heroes 2015), Dead Man Walking Studios, Dennaton Games, Nuclei3D, Galaxy Trail, Pixel Jam, Yacht Club Games, Disco Pixel, Ustwo, and Tale of Game’s Studio. There will be hundreds of Video Game set ups including PC Gaming (courtesy of Alienware and Origin PC), Console Gaming (X-Box, PS3, Wii, etc…), and Classic Arcade and Pinball Machines (courtesy of APE Arcade and Pinball Expo). Artists and Writers from League of Legends and Saints Row 4 will be in attendance as well.

OneUnited Bank Announces Free Smart Money Summer School Workshops For Improved Financial Literacy 6/14/14, 7/12/14, 8/12/14, 8/26/14

OneUnited Bank Announces Free Smart Money Summer School Workshops For Improved Financial Literacy
Saturday, 06/14/2014 – 08/26/2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
OneUnited-Bank-Free-Smart-Money-Summer-School-press-releaseOneUnited Bank
3275 NW 79th Street,
Miami, Florida 33147
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Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank announces a series of free and open-to-the-public consumer finance summer workshops at various bank branches June 14 – August 26, 2014. The workshops will focus on consumer banking issues such as how to build or rebuild credit, credit reports and information about how lenders make credit decisions. The two-hour workshops will be presented by OneUnited Bank managers and are part of OneUnited Bank’s continuing effort to improve financial literacy.

Dates and Times:
June 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
July 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
August 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
August 26 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Unfinished Black Civil Rights Agenda An Encore Repeat Event 5/8/14

The Unfinished Black Civil Rights Agenda An Encore Repeat Event
Thursday, 05/08/2014 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
KEY-ROLAND-ALEXANDER-FOULKESTYRONE BRYANT REGIONAL LIBRARY
2230 N.W. 21 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

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Cost: FREE

In her 2013 article, “Trayvon Martin, Race, and Anthropology,” Dr. Leith Mullings (President, American Anthropological Association) spoke out, stepped up to, and challenged, conventional wisdom regarding “diversity.”

“Diversity,” wrote Mullings, “has become a threadbare term used… to refer to almost any type of variation… [while] admirable…[diversity, expanded, fails] to address the historical injustices of racial exclusion…[and] obscures the systemic character of racism in the United States.

All forms of discrimination are lamentable, but they are not equal, nor even necessarily comparable, [they]…require different interventions.”

By 2015, our nation will have commemorated several of those key, momentous, interventions targeting extant anti-Black/pro-White racist world-views, laws, systems, beliefs, attitudes, customs, and practices.

To date, Civil Rights laws throughout south Florida, and across our nation, have failed:
(i) To End White Privilege,
(II) To Abolish, what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called, the “Disease of Racism,” and
(III) To Close the resulting disparities lived by diverse Black men, women, and children through Euro-centric Educational, Medical, Military and Prison Industrial Complexes.

Even With President Barak Hussein Obama In The White House!

Accordingly, for Dr. Mary Francis Berry (Longtime Former Chairwoman, the United States Commission on Civil Rights), and despite the frenzy over Diversity, Inclusion, and Human Rights, “the crux of the problem today is there is no [Black] civil rights movement…[ because] President Obama is the prize in the minds of most people… at the end of the struggle… [He] was our payoff…” She added, “There will be a [re-vitalized] civil rights movement when Obama is no longer president [and]problems that Black people have remain!”

Unfinished Black Civil Rights Agenda Items
(10 of 365 identified)
(1) Psychological Residuals & Legacy of White European Trans-Atlantic Slavery and Trade of Black African Slaves.
(2) Need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
(3) Financial Reparations to ALL Documented Descendants of Black African Slaves.
(4) Elimination of Mass Incarceration of Black Boys and Men.
(5) Re-Construction of the Black Nuclear and Extended Families.
(6) Elimination of Anti-Black Stereotypes.
(7) Ongoing Apologies to descendants of Black African Slaves.
(8) Elimination of ongoing attacks on Black Pan- African Organizational Unity.
(9) Re-Inclusion of Black Males positively in the public and private imageries of the United States at home and abroad.
(10) Increase in U.S. Foreign Aid / Assistance to ALL nations in Black Sub- Saharan Africa.

The Future of Informed Decision Making: A Google Analytics Workshop 4/29/14

The Future of Informed Decision Making: A Google Analytics Workshop
Tuesday, 04/29/2014 – 04/29/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MITNational YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd. 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $30

The Enterprise Development Corporation, the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida and the YoungArts Foundation invite you to enjoy a detailed walkthrough of Google Analytics and how to capture meaningful data and draw insightful conclusions to help guide your businesses’ decision making for both online and offline operations.

At the event, Alex Wall, an Internet strategist at Roar Media and certified Google Analytics expert, will provide a hands-on workshop exploring Google Analytics and how this dynamic platform can help boost your marketing initiatives and take your business to the next level.

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