In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.
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Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to present "Celebrating Yinglish with Avi Hoffman." What is Yinglish? Yinglish is that unique American linguistic combination of Yiddish and English. From the more than 5,000 Yiddish words that have officially become part of the English language, Avi Hoffman presents stories and words that celebrate the idiomatic phenomenon that laid the foundation for modern mainstream culture. Avi Hoffman is a renowned award-winning actor, Jewish
Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to present Our Yiddish Shakespeares as part of its Stories of Exile reading groups and programs. This enlightening lecture with Avi Hoffman presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Through both Yiddish and English poetry and prose, rediscover the lost treasures of Yiddish culture. Avi Hoffman, award-winning actor, Jewish culture activist, founder & CEO of
Delray Beach Public Library presents Home: A Journey through Time, Space, and Memory as part of its "Stories of Exile" reading groups and programs for public libraries. Storyteller, Caren Neile, facilitates a lively and moving exploration of stories of home-what they mean and how they make people who they are. Participants will then draw a memory map of a street, neighborhood, or town from a place that was once home
Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to present Alienation and Displacement in Caribbean Literary and Oral Texts as part of its Stories of Exile reading groups and programs for public libraries. This presentation will explore the literary works of NourbeSe Philip and Edwidge Danticat as well as the musical poetics of Bob Marley. The theme of exile pervades these Caribbean texts, whether literary or oral, due to the multiple displacement
Delray Beach Public Library presents Haitian Creole is a Living Language as part of its "Stories of Exile" reading groups and programs for public libraries. Haitian Creole is dynamic and continuously evolving. It embraces new terminology, styles, and expressions that reflect the changing needs and experiences of its speakers. Through the creative contributions of artists, writers, and young people, the language grows richer and more culturally significant. With an estimated