Miami Dade School Board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, will again present the Domestic Violence Workshop, "No More Broken Hearts," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 16, at Miami Jackson Senior High School, 1751 NW 36th St.
The Rev. Arthur Jackson III, will be the guest speaker and renowned radio personality Rodney Baltimore of Hot 105, will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Bendross-Mindingall developed the program because of the rising number of cases of domestic violence in the African American community. At the event, the panelists and speakers will discuss the issues and develop strategies to address the problem. Victims of domestic violence will learn of the resources available to them in the community.
Student volunteers can earn community service credits; educators can earn MPP certification and public housing residents who volunteer can also qualify for community service credits.
Breakfast and lunch will be served to participants. For more information call 305-995-3211.
Speaker to discuss health care act’s effects on seniors
The Links Inc. , Greater Miami Chapter, and Barry University will host a reception in honor of Karyne Jones, president and CEO of The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barry’s Andreas School of Busin ess, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores.
According to a press release, during the event, Jones will "unravel the Affordable Care Act, and discuss "What it means to those age 50 plus and what seniors can expect now." Jones' talk will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q & A session featuring Barry University professors.
The community outreach initiative is covered under AARP's "Are You Ready?" program in which The Links Inc., Greater Miami Chapter was awarded a pilot grant.
To make your reservations call 305-899-3178 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech to focus on historic preservation
My good friend Enid C. Pinkney will be the guest speaker at the Miami Woman's Club luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday , in the Ballroom of the Double Tree Hotel, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr.
Pinkney, a native-born Miamian and preservation leader, has worked aggressively over the years to ensure that the role of African Americans in Miami history is acknowledged and reserved.
Her professional career spanned her role as a social worker to her retirement in 1991, from the Miami Dade Public Schools as an assistant principal. She joined the Dade Heritage Trust, the historic preservation organization in the mid-1980s and was elected the first black president of the Trust in 1998. She is the founder of the African-American Committee, which focuses on the contributions of blacks in the community.
The cost of lunch is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. To make your reservations call 305-891-3789. Also, In honor of Heart Health Month. attendees are asked to wear red to the luncheon.
Expert to offer advice on communication
In its continuing "Program in the Study of Spirituality," Florida International University 's School of International and Public Affairs, will present a lecture with Nance Guilmartin entitled, "Communication First Aid", at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the university's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 302.
Guilmartin is an author, educator, executive coach and consultant, Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist, international speaker and an FIU adjunct leadership educator. The inter active program "Communication First Aid", features lessons from her book, "Healing Conversations: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say," which has been published in 12 languages. The program is co-sponsored by Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.