2021 Florida Humanities Speakers Directory
Engaging Speakers, Compelling Topics, and Thought-provoking Discussions
Welcome to the Florida Humanities’ Speakers Directory, a curated collection of the Sunshine State’s best and brightest experts, scholars, journalists, folklorists and more, poised to bring engaging presentations and conversations right to your local community.
Florida Humanities is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Partnering with nonprofit organizations across the state, Florida Humanities funds a wide variety of grants and public programming that explores Florida’s rich history and culture.
How to use this directory:
Using this directory, organizations can connect with these experts to bring a wide variety of compelling humanities programming to their community. Speakers can engage the public is several ways:
Please Note: Speakers on this directory have agreed to a capped speaking fee of no more than $300 for a Florida Humanities-funded event. This fee does not include travel, so be sure to discuss those details as you plan your event.
2021 Speakers Directory
About the speaker
Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi is an oral historian, writer, and podcaster. Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies and a Certificate in Gender Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Her primary research focuses on structural violence in minority communities, gender studies, and Mexican American history. She taught English at Nova Southeastern University and Broward College. The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded Rebecca a fellowship at The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her archival research focused on the Sixto Campano sheet music collection and culminated in a Research Pathfinder entitled “African American Women in Sheet Music Cover Art 1850-1956.”
Rebecca produces a monthly podcast: “The Tortilla Diaries” that highlights voices from the Treasures of Aztlan Oral History Project and artists from the diverse Hispanic community.
For more: rebeccakarimi.com
Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women’s Voices
This program highlights how Hispanic women view issues of race and ethnicity in their lives. Utilizing multiple formats, this presentation includes podcasts, oral histories, audio-visual presentations, and literary readings.
Voices from the Sunshine State: Florida Women’s Voices
A compilation of oral histories from diverse women of various racial backgrounds, ethnicities, social classes, and birthplaces. A comparison of life stories between transplanted Floridians versus native Floridians will visualize the ways in which their lives are similar yet differ from their early years to later years. This presentation includes readings, oral histories, audio-visual presentations, and podcasts.
Florida’s Hidden Treasures: African American Women in Sheet Music Cover Art–The Sixto Campano Collection
This multimedia presentation highlights the Sixto Campano Sheet music collection at the African American Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This colorful collection contains 1,000 pieces of archival sheet music and this presentation focuses on African American women. The audio/visual presentation highlights works from the 1850s to 1950s and chronicles the artistic evolution of African American women throughout the 100-year time span. The artistic images range from plantation life to the Harlem Renaissance to Hollywood and includes archival music from the library’s collections.
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