Optional Activities

Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to partake in optional activities at their own expense. Some of the optional activities include:

-Hoy como Ayer: Bar and Lounge

2212 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:00pm - (TBD collectively by attendees)

Fee: $10

This Latin bar and club has been dubbed the best in Miami. For an evening full of live music and good eats, we invite you to join us at one of the best cultural clubs Miami has to offer. This will be an opportunity to meet with AADS graduate students, faculty, and fellow conference participants outside of FIU. Hoy Como Ayer will have a cover charge of approximately $20. We will pick you up from the Comfort Suites @ 9:30pm.

-Black History Tour of Miami

Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Fee: $36

This will include private transportation to three major historical sites of Miami. We will explore Little Haiti, Little Havana, and Black Coconut Grove on this 3.5 hour tour, led by notable Miami historian and professor. The tour will allow attendees to walk around and take photos of sites. For more information on the company that has worked closely with AADS to customize the tour itinerary, please click here.

-Gambian 50th Independence Celebration

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8pm - 2am

Fee: $25

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Gambia's independence. This cultural night will be hosted by the Florida Gambian Association and held on FIU's campus. It will include Dinner, Cultural Masquerade Dances, Arts & Craft Exhibits, Traditional Foods & Drinks, and Cultural Music.