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Cultural Conversations at the Center
Thursday, November 7th, 6:30-8PM
African American Research Library & Cultural Center
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Dan Ringo will discuss his new book, Airman to CEO: From the Boiler Room to the Boardroom, in which the well-respected Detroit executive shares his inspirational story of how the military took an aimless teenaged-father and set him on an upward trajectory to become the CEO of his own company. Veteran and Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson will sit down with Dan Ringo for a conversation about life after the military, creating successful career paths, and maintaining a commitment to a life of service.

This free series, "Cultural Conversations at the Center," takes place on the first Thursday of every month and features intellectually stimulating programs with thought and industry leaders, scholars, educators, filmmakers, artists and others whose work celebrates and illuminates known and unknown aspects of Black history and culture.

Upcoming events (first Thursday of the month):

  • December 5th: Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Black Women's Participation in WWII, with a discussion and screening of the documentary SixTripleEight

Past events:
  • October 3, 2019: Dr. Paul Ortiz discussed the topic of centering Black and Latinx contributions to American history. Dr. Ortiz is author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States.
  • September 9, 2019: Dr. Stefan Bradley author of Upending the Ivory Tower discussed Black student activism, full presentation (video, 1 hour)

Sponsorship for the series is provided by the Friends of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. For additional information on the upcoming series, contact Makiba Foster at or 954-357-6176.