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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Broward County Library presents Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time as part of the Speaker Scholar Series. This presentation introduces audiences to a variety of Florida Seminole portraits from the nineteenth century and how the portraits were used as propaganda to represent the Seminoles as a dying people. Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time challenges this long-held belief to explore changing perspectives of Native Americans and the Florida Seminole. With a focus
Broward County Library presents Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers? with Magdalena Lamarre as part of the Scholar Speaker Series. When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic
Broward County Library presents Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida's Fluid Landscapes with Dr. Victoria Machado. This presentation explores efforts to rethink Florida's waterways. Utilizing the art of storytelling and drawing from the spirituality underlying the environmental movement, this presentation discusses the present-day efforts to restore Florida's waterways and investigates the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. Victoria Machado is a visiting assistant professor
Broward County Library hosts a discussion with Doug Young as part of their Scholar Speaker Series. The discussion includes information on the South Florida environment and conservation. Doug Youn is the COO of the South Florida Audubon Society. He is an accomplished environmentalist, sustainability specialist, and conservation advocate. He also is a part-time Park Naturalist with the Environmental Management Group of Broward County Parks and Recreation. Young holds a Masters
In this presentation, Dr. Holly Lynn Baumgartner shares a playful but moving memoir about growing up in South Florida with rich details of the unique Florida environment and how it has changed over decades. As a storyteller, she weaves the cultural history and biology of the region into the essays. The reading is supplemented with a slideshow of historical archival documents, botanical prints, and personal photos illustrating some of the