Events Calendar

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.

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.

The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: A Series on Race Relations in America Part 8

Bethune Cookman University Bethune Cookman University Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Community Healing Project Inc will host a series of 8 discussions based on the literature of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X". This event, the final in the series, will focus on "Reflection." The series will discuss the past 55 years in America in regards to social, political and racial advancements and their negative or positive effects on African American culture. This program is funded in part through a

St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department’s Guided Nature Programs- Walton Scrub

Walton Scrub Preserve 10809 South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL

Join us on one of St. Lucie County's free and award-winning guided nature programs. In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit, we are proud to offer 4 programs that highlight the importance of water. To register or for more information, please visit www.slchikes.org, call 772-462-2536, or email [email protected] Walton Scrub Preserve: Sunset on Florida's Ancient Coastline Find a sense of peace and boost your health while

Lake Wales History Museum Virtual Speaker Series: African American Politics with Sharon Austin

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join the Lake Wales History Museum for a presentation by Sharon Austin organized as part of their lecture series to complement the exhibition African American Voices of Lake Wales. Dr. Austin will examine the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women. Sharon Wright Austin is

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami:The Power of Historical Dialogue to elevate community/police relations

Barry University 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami seeks to illuminate the history of institutional and systemic bias within the criminal justice system in Florida generally and South Florida particularly as it relates to race. This difficult history of racial profiling and violent suppression warrants further expression, exploration and discussion. It is necessary to address the conscious and unconscious bias existing in policing, and provide an opportunity for truth and reconciliation. During this panel discussion, the humanities

St. Lucie Water Champions Virtual Course: “Saving Our Watershed”

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join the Oxbow Eco-Center to start charting a course to healthier, more pristine aquatic habitats in St. Lucie County. Our local waterways are significant environmentally and economically. They give us so much in the way of jobs, recreation, and quality of life. These natural systems are fragile and need our help. The St. Lucie Water Champions virtual course is a great place to begin. In this course, participants will engage

African American Politics by Sharon Austin

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for a presentation by Sharon Austin that examination of the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art and History Museum. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities

Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: Florida Stories

Clewiston Museum 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL

Dr. Kitty Oliver shares how far we've come and how progress can be made that inspires our youth, drawing on an archive of over 125 oral histories of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages.

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join the Florida International University's Center for Women's and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of "Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines" edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai'a Williams. This anthology focuses the voices of mothers of color and marginalized mothers - women who are in a world of necessary transformation- and the challenges they face every day. Contributors include June Jordan, Malkia A. Cyril,

Water/Ways Docent Tour

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center 9221 Southeast Event Center Place, Port St Lucie, FL

Attend a docent tour! It's a tour led by tour guides who provide a more local story about our waterways. While this exhibition can be self-guided, going on a tour will give more local information on our community waterways and what you can do to help maintain our rivers, lagoons, and oceans. Thank you to our partners St. Lucie County Oxbow Eco-Center, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, The Community Foundation

Fantastical Florida Family Day

Orange County Regional Historical Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL

Organized to complement the exhibition Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, the Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a day full of fun and learning. Giant squid, manatees, glowing lagoons, and more! Some aspects of Florida's natural environment are so incredible that it's hard to believe they're real. Visit the festival to learn more about fantastical Florida with exciting family-friendly activities and enjoy seeing Giants, Dragons

Ti-Kont: Exploring the Untold Story of the Haitian Flags

Little Haiti Cultural Center 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL

Ayiti Community Trust will host a storytelling series that draws from Ayiti's rich storytelling tradition to shape a narrative about the lived experiences of Haitians from all over the globe! What better timing than Art |Basel weekend? In this premier Tikont segment, you will have an opportunity to share your own story as well as acknowledge the good, the controversial, and even the lore associated with the narratives we've been

Water/Ways Docent Tour

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center 9221 Southeast Event Center Place, Port St Lucie, FL

Attend a docent tour! It's a tour led by tour guides who provide a more local story about our waterways. While this exhibition can be self-guided, going on a tour will give more local information on our community waterways and what you can do to help maintain our rivers, lagoons, and oceans. Thank you to our partners St. Lucie County Oxbow Eco-Center, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, The Community Foundation

St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department’s Guided Nature Programs

Spruce Bluff Preserve 611 SE Dar Lane, Port St Lucie, FL

Join us on one of St. Lucie County's free and award-winning guided nature programs. In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit, we are proud to offer 4 programs that highlight the importance of water. To register or for more information, please visit www.slchikes.org, call 772-462-2536, or email [email protected] Spruce Bluff Preserve: Life Along the River Human populations have interacted with the St. Lucie River for millennia.

Marcia Jo Zerivitz Presents Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

St. Johns County Main Public Library Saint Augustine, FL
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Registration Required. Please join us for this very special program presented virtually by scholar and oral historian Marcia Jo Zerivitz. This one-hour presentation is 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, Jewish immigrants escaping expulsions and exclusions

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Florida Talks at the Reserve

Rookery Bay Research Reserve 300 Tower Road, Naples, FL
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The Lunch & Learn Lecture Series hosted at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center invites guests to enjoy a meal in the comfort of the auditorium while learning something new from the Florida Humanities Speakers Bureau. Join us for Rookery Bay Research Reserve's series of three monthly Lunch & Learn lectures in partnership with Florida Humanities. Each month the series will focus on a unique facet of Florida's history and pop

Preserving Zora’s Eatonville: A Conversation with N.Y. Nathiri

Virtual Event Virtual Event

N.Y. Nathiri, founding member and Executive Director of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc, will discuss her extensive work spearheading efforts to preserve the historic town of Eatonville, Florida, including her establishment of the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. Zora! Festival was named "One of 25 Cultural Tourism Success Stories" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hosted by the University of North

Stories of Florida

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Carrie Sue Ayvar will share stories of Florida. 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 DeSoto County Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida

St. Lucie Water Champions Virtual Course: “Saving Our Watershed” with Special Guest Dr. Steve Noll

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join the Oxbow Eco-Center to start charting a course to healthier, more pristine aquatic habitats in St. Lucie County. Our local waterways are significant environmentally and economically. They give us so much in the way of jobs, recreation, and quality of life. These natural systems are fragile and need our help. The St. Lucie Water Champions virtual course is a great place to begin. In this course, participants will engage

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans with Cynthia Barnett

Marco Island Historical Museum- Rose History Auditorium 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL

Join award-winning environmental author Cynthia Barnett as she explores the long, rich, and surprisingly profound relationship between humans and seashells. With her engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight, Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as the human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for our warming world. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Marco

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #3: Voter Suppression

Online

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture 3 of this 8-part series will focus on the many ways that voters have been excluded from the franchise throughout American history. It will discuss in detail the many techniques used to exclude voters from the vote or to suppress the ability of those with the right to vote from utilizing that

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