Deputy Director Mario Goderich of the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department presents the Chauffeur of the Quarter Award to Ikram Khan on March 4, 2010 for demonstrating exceptional customer service in the return of a passenger’s purse.The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department awarded the Chauffeur of the Quarter prize to taxicab driver Ikram Khan on March 4, 2010, for doing more than his due diligence to return a purse to its rightful owner.Khan called the passenger’s bank, gym and dentist’s office searching for the woman’s contact information. He was finally successful when he asked library officials to contact the passenger using the information they had for her on file. Khan then drove all the way to the woman’s home and personally delivered the purse – at no extra charge.
Everett Oseola will present the Culture and History of the Seminoles at Broward County Library’s African American Research Library and Cultural Center located at 2650 NW Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, March 27th at 2 p.m. He will share some of his stories of tradition and customs and what it feels like ”to be Seminole.” His presentation is part of the closing program for the Smithsonian Exhibition, IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas, a 20-panel traveling exhibit that focuses on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African-American and native ancestry that has been on display at the library since January 28. Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and life ways, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.
José Gurvich, La Creación en colores puros, 1968, Tempura on Paper, 14 x 21 inchesThe Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents The Fantastic World of José Gurvich, a new exhibition by renowned Uruguayan artist José Gurvich, on Wednesday, January 20 at 6pm. This event, free and open to the public, will take place at The Frost Art Museum at FIU's Maidique Campus located at 10975 SW 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199 .
Broward County Commissioner Ilene Liberman with sign language interpreterBroward County’s elected officials, members of Broward County’s Complete Count Committee and community leaders joined forces as they each mailed back their completed 2010 Census form to show support for the common goal of receiving a full and accurate count of Broward residents.Broward County recognized National Census Day – April 1 – during an event held at the main U.S. Post Office to communicate the ease and importance for each resident to participate.
Internationally acclaimed artist Ginés Serrán will make a grand declaration of peace when he unveils the world’s largest bronze sculpture of Classical Mythology, “The Union of the World: Monument to World Peace,” on January 23rd in Mary Brickell Village, Miami. Since Phidias and Chares created “Zeus” and the “Colossus of Rhodes” both of which were destroyed over 2,000 years ago, no other sculpture has been created of such magnitude. Measuring 26 feet in height and 17,600 pounds in weight, today this bronze statue is the largest in the world. Miami will become its permanent home.