A parade of speakers addressed this week’s Coffee & Conversation group at Pride Center at Equality Park.

It was another standing-room-only crowd Tuesday morning as Bruce Williams, Pride Center Senior Services Coordinator, opened the program with a joke before introducing each speaker.

Pride Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Boo reminded the room of Pride festivities Sunday (Noon to 8 p.m.) on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Boo advised attendees to be patient with traffic congestion and to consider using the free shuttle service offered at Hagen and Richardson Parks and the Galleria Mall parking lot.

Pride Center Development Director Roger Roa announced the date for Diversity Honors IV has been set for April 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Roa also said tickets ($20) for “Wrestling with Pride” Feb. 22 at The Manor are going fast and will likely sell out.

Lorenzo Robertson, Emerging Interventions Manager, and Ebony Wilson, Prevention Outreach Coordinator, promoted Thursday night’s Black Art Awakening program. Local artists and poets will meet in the main building, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Black History Month.

Other speakers this week were: Alona Geysman with the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Michael Albetta with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Betty Gambino with AARP and Tom Pence with A Celebration of Friends. Next week’s sponsor is the Marrinson Group.

For more information about coffee and conversation, contact Williams at 954-463-9005, ext. 109