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Sep 14

Arts for Action: Black Voices - From Education to Employment

A Conversation about Race and the Performing Arts

September 14, 2021


Event Details

Advance registration for the livestreamed event is required.

Join us for Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment in the Arts. This event is the second in a series of a community dialogues as part of Arts For Action: Black Voices, a yearlong initiative of the Broward Center focusing on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality. This will be a free, interactive community event offered with both in-person and livestream participation welcome.

Moderated by Neki Mohan, an adjunct professor at Barry University who has served as a broadcast journalist in South Florida for two decades, this special event will explore the gap between education and employment opportunities in the arts and creative industries and offer insights into how we can begin to close that gap for communities of color in South Florida. This dialogue features a dynamic panel with diverse experiences in the arts including:

Nicole Yarling – Director of Miami Jazz Co-op, Violinist, Vocalist and Educator with decades of teaching experience at Florida Memorial University and University of Miami

Jerris “QUICKthePoet” Evans - Host, Poet, Comedian and Founder and CEO of FLO’etry Entertainment & QUICK2Love Foundation

Gregory Reed – Photographer and Multimedia Producer, former Adjunct Professor at American Intercontinental University and contributor to Shutterstock

Portia Dunkley – Co-Founder and Executive Director of the New Canon Chamber Collective, a non-profit chamber music ensemble offering performance opportunities for Black and Latinx musicians; Musician, Educator, Advocate

Seating for this FREE in-person event is limited.
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Audience participation is welcome and encouraged, in person or online. Questions may be submitted in advance to or night of event at

The Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative is funded through the Community Foundation of Broward's Art of Community grant program, which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Community Concerts Association of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Fund, A Fund for the Performing Arts and the Linda and Michael Carter Fund.

Additional supporters of the initiative include BBX Capital Foundation and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Funding for this program is provided by

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  • Venue Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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