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Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida
Dr. Victoria Machado’s 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 present-day efforts to restore Florida’s waterways and investigates the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. Dr. Machado’s lecture draws from her six-year doctoral study of Florida’s environmental activists. Join live via Zoom. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.
Victoria Machado is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Rollins College, teaching Nature Writing and Nature Spirituality in the fall. While working on her PhD in Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, she explored the underlying spirituality of Florida’s environmental activists. Her chapter, Bioregionalism and the Catholic Worker Movement was published in Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice in 2016. This program is a partnership between the Friends of the Leesburg Public Library and Florida Humanities. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Date/time: June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented By:Dr. Victoria Machado, Scholar and Educator, Rollins College