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The City of Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month

February 10, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Hollywood’s African American Advisory Council, in coordination with Barry University, will be hosting a Youth Panel Discussion on Mental Health. The discussion will be moderated by Debra Burton, Victim Advocate from Broward Sheriff’s Office and there will be a presentation by Dr. Danna Demezier, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Barry University’s School of Education.

The event will be held in person at Hollywood City Hall, located at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard., in Room 219 on February 17th at 6 p.m. Masks are required to be worn inside of City Hall. Additionally, a reminder that single-use plastics (including water bottles) and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at City Hall.

The discussion will also be live streamed on the City's website. Please go to to view the discussion live.

How It Started
Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history. February is dedicated as Black History Month to honor the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

This year's theme, Black Health and Wellness, pays homage to medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected minority communities and placed unique burdens on Black health care professionals.

The City of Hollywood is honoring those who have achieved in the medical and healthcare fields. Please take a moment to visit the online gallery of those historical figures on the City’s website:

Guard Hollywood Beach
Hollywood Beach Safety is seeking qualified candidates to join the lifeguard team. Interested applicants are invited to test their abilities on Wednesday, February 16th at 9 a.m. Gather at the Lifeguard First Aid Station at Madison Street and come prepared to run 500 meters and swim 500 meters in under 11 minutes. Those 18 years of age or older with a strong athletic background are encouraged to participate.

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