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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Feb. 27, 2015) – Throughout March, Broward College will celebrate Women’s History Month with several events on its campuses. All events are free and open to the public.
Vadis Turner: Contemporary Feminist Textiles
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152
Acclaimed fiber artist Vadis Turner speaks about synthesizing the practice of painting with repurposed textiles to create unconventional works that engage gender roles and handicrafts in a contemporary context. Learn about her process, inspirations and the arc of her work which has been exhibited across the U.S. and abroad in esteemed institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, Bass Art Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. For more information, contact Lisa Rockford at
Shattering the Glass, Part 2Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT), Building 68b
This discussion will bring together several dynamic women from South Florida, including Ebonni Bryant, founder and CEO of The Idea Inc.; Julia Dawson, former president of the Miami chapter of the National Organization for Women; Sheila Jones, district director of the Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors College at Broward College; Nehemie Michaud, Broward College student; Ania Rodriguez, CEO of Key Lime Interactive and a 2014 South Florida Business Journal 40 under 40 Honoree; and Calibe Thompson, television personality, author and producer of “The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly.” The panel will address what it takes for young women to overcome various obstacles as they venture to shatter the glass ceiling. For more information, contact Rudy Jean-Bart at
Women of Broward Speakers Panel
Tuesday, March 24, noon to 2 p.m.A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Building 3, Room 117
Every year Broward College employees or graduates are selected to sit on this important panel. These women tell their story of how they got to their current role, discussing both the obstacles and triumphs. This year, panelists will include the Broward College Foundation’s Director of Partnerships, Events and Communications Ellice Martinez and Broward College Assistant Professor of Business Administration Jeanne Christ. For more information, contact Omoy Watson at
An Overview of Human and Labor Trafficking: Stopping the Exploitation of WomenThursday, March 26, 1 to 3 p.m.Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Student Activity Center
Jumorrow Johnson, victim advocate and juvenile counselor for the Plantation Police Department, will lead a discussion on the exploitation of women through human and labor trafficking. For more information, contact the South Campus Broward College Woman Committee at
Women’s History Month Art Festival
Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Building 19, Patio
This festival will play tribute to women throughout history with a special focus on women in the arts. For more information, contact Omoy Watson at
Entrepreneur Workshop and Panel
Tuesday, March 31, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Building 46, Room 152
This workshop and panel will feature local women business owners who will share information with students on how to start their own business, as well as how to be a successful business owner. Panelists will include Melissa Johnson, CEO of Posh Doll Factory, and Sharon Pratt, director of Mary Kay. For more information, contact Leandro DeAraujo at
About Broward College:
Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit