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The Vice of Miami During the 1980s

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Vice of Miami during the 80’s

Miami in the early 80’s had the highest murder rate in the country and was the center of drug cartels populated by immigrants from Latin America’s lowest strata, no longer the peaceful old-age spa. But on September 28. 1984, Miami Vice debuted on national television and reinvented the city in popular imagination. Presented live via Zoom by Pedro Medina.

Pedro Medina León studied Literature at Florida International University and is an award-winning writer, speaker, and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Mañana no te veré en Miami, and Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and coeditor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)plugged. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of Leesburg Library, Inc. .

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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 24 @ 1:00 pm -
February 24 @ 2:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Pedro Medina, Author
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Virtual/Online
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This event has been canceled.

Event Contact:

Deb Bussinger
Phone:
(352) 728-9790
Email:
librarian@leesburgflorida.gov

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