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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, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, and more.

Alert: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some events have been cancelled or postponed. We are working to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

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Stories of Florida-Con Sabor!

Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales from Carrie Sue Ayvar takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, con un poco de sabor Latino, with a bit of Latino flavor! This event is a complimentary program

Strange Fruit in Florida

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Florida's painful history of racial violence, highlighted by civil rights activist Harry T. Moore's fight against lynching and the Ku Klux Klan that led to his death in a bombing of his home. "Strange Fruit" refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South.

Calling Our Culture: Stories of Florida- Con Sabor!

Maitland Public Library 501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Calling Our Culture is a three-part series where we will explore the complexities of different cultures within our community, through the humanities. In this event, we will explore how our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that

Lunch and Learn: Dr. Joe Knetsch

Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Historical Society 1071 Pecan Lane, Chattahoochee, FL

Dr. Joe Knetsch joins us for our monthly speakers series. Bring your lunch or order one provided by Rutabaga Cafe. This program is part of the Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for

Foodways & the Immigrant Journey, with Chef Douglas Rodriguez

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An evening with globally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Douglas Rodriguez. The Top Chef Master and "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine" will share food, stories, and insights about food experiences in social and cultural contexts. The program is partially funded through a Humanities Centers Grant by Florida Humanities in partnership with Nova Southeastern Center for the Humanities.

The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined – Artist Talk

Pensacola Museum of Art 407 S. Jefferson Street, Pensacola, FL

Join the Pensacola Museum of Art for a conversation between curator, Lesley A. Wolff, Ph.D., and the Haitian-American artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié, as they discuss the exhibition "The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined". "The Kingdom of this World, Reimagined" presents a selection of contemporary work inspired by Alejo Carpentier's historical novel, The Kingdom of This World, which recounts the Haitian Revolution and its profound impact on the emergent nation. For the

Jubilee in the Jungle

Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park 1700 Park St N, St Petersburg, FL

Join Sacred Lands Preservation and Education for the official unveiling of two new adventures at the Anderson-Narvaez Tocobaga Indian site. Based at one of the most historic sites in Pinellas County, visitors to Jungle Prada can enjoy a new indoor exhibition that features artifacts found during archaeological digs that occurred onsite. Outdoors, follow new signage on a self-guided tour of the three-acre property to explore how indigenous cultures lived along

Saving American Beach with Author Heidi Tyline King

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Florida Humanities and Tallahassee-based independent bookstore Midtown Reader are hosting a virtual reading event with Heidi King, author of Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch. This book reading is part of many local events happening across the country as part of the National Book Festival, Sept . 17-26. This heartfelt picture book biography, illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch,

Coffee and Conversations: Sacred Waters with Dr. Victoria Machado

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
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This presentation explores efforts to restore Florida's waterways. We will investigate the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. By focusing on issues related to springs and the Everglades, we will dive into the conversations that arise when Floridians view water as essential to their quality of life. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A virtual livestream is

Calling Our Culture: Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

Maitland Public Library 501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Calling Our Culture is a three-part series where we will explore the complexities of different cultures within our community, through the humanities. In this event, we will explore a 60-minute presentation based on the author's seminal book, the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present "a sweeping tapestry of voices" spanning centuries. Despite not being officially allowed to live in Florida until 1763.

Testimonio: Creative Writing Workshop

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Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Yvette Fuentes and Professor Emeritus Kate Waites lead a creative writing workshop focusing on authentic memoirs based on immigrant and migrant stories, informed by the Latin American narrative tradition of witnessing. This program is partially funded through a Humanities Center Grant by Florida Humanities in partnership with Nova Southeastern University Center for the Humanities.

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Join the Florida International University's Center for Women's and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of Dr. Dana-Ain Davis's book "Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth". A free copy of the book is available to all participants. Let's read together and share our thoughts on this critical topic! This program is funded in part by a Humanities Centers Grant through Florida Humanities in partnership with Florida International University.

Stories of Florida- Con Sabor!

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, con un poco de sabor Latino-with a bit of Latino flavor! This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Brooksville

Our Declaration: An Evening With Dr. Danielle Allen

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Please join us virtually as we welcome our very special guest Dr. Danielle Allen, Harvard University Professor, classicist, and political scientist, and author of Our Declaration, a book about this critical moment in the future of building a multiracial democracy. At a time when the future of American democracy is under threat from across the political spectrum and a disturbingly high number of citizens seem to no longer believe in

Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies

Virtual Event Virtual Event

The USF Contemporary Art Museum invites you to the virtual symposium "Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies," organized as a program component of the exhibition Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora,. The bilingual event brings together artists and leading academicians from Florida universities who will present recent research in a discussion of the Puerto Rican diaspora in Florida. Access is free through the USF

Vintage Florida: Florida Soul

John Capouya will discuss the people and the music that defines Florida Soul, from Ray Charles to Sam and Dave, Betty Wright to James and Bobby Purify, and many more. This rich but under-appreciated musical heritage comes to life in music, words, and vintage photos. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is provided by the Association for Rural and Small Libraries This

Hidden History of Florida

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Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state's rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Brooksville Vision

Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History Through Art by Mallory O’Connor

Virtual Event Virtual Event

"Look" for Florida in this lecture of the many eccentric images that tell the story of our state. Strangers in a Strange Land explores Florida's art history and rich visual mythology. These images span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists and the equally flamboyant narratives centered on our state. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art

Treasures from the Aztlan: Hispanic Women’s Voices

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Explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women. The Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women-and how these intersecting oppressions affect women from marginalized communities. Dr. Dominguez-Karimi will discuss the history of the laws and practices that impacted Hispanics. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the

Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women Who Have Shaped Florida

Brooksville City Hall 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL

Peggy Macdonald, Historian and Author, will examine several of the women who have shaped Florida, including Rachel Jackson, May Mann Jennings, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, and Marjorie Harris Carr. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. 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

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