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 Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled 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 African Diaspora Experience in Florida

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute 3100 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This program examinations Florida's relationship with African descendants, from 1513 to the present, which has had a direct impact on the state's growth. Topics include Florida maroons/black Seminoles, slavery, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Anthony Dixon is the Founder and President of Archival and Historical Research associates, LLC., Field Director for the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network, and Adjunct Professor of History at Florida A&M University. This

Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute 3100 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The little-known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on Cuba, sparking an international crisis that brought U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of war. One pilot was fatally shot down by the Soviets, in an incident that was covered up and later revealed by U-2 pilot Jerry McIlmoyle of Venice, Florida. Michael

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #2: Suffrage

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture 2 of this 8-part series will focus on Suffrage. Dr. Charles Zelden will a discussion on who can -- and can't -- vote in America and why some of us have been excluded from the franchise. The emphasis will be on the elements that make up a "deserving" voter and how this

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

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #4: Voting Rights

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture 4 of this 8-part series will focus on the long fight for the franchise in American history - the fight for inclusion and acceptance as represented by having the right to vote. To receive the Zoom links, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Civics and Democracy Series. This program is funded

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #5 – Contested Elections

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture 5 of this 8-part series will explore Contested Elections. Using the example of Bush v. Gore and the 2000 Presidential election as its model, this lecture will focus on what happens when elections are close - so close that it is unclear who is the winner. To receive the Zoom links, please

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #6 – The Power of Protest

Valencia College Osceola Campus 1800 Denn John Ln, Kissemme, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture six of this eight-part series will explore "The Power of Protest." Using the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as its model, this lecture will focus on the power of protest to bring about change — and its limits in doing the same — with a special emphasis on voting

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series – Lecture #7 – Ideological Polarization

Valencia College Osceola Campus 1800 Denn John Ln, Kissemme, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Nova Southeastern's NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. Lecture 7 is the final lecture of this 8-parts series and will focus on Ideological Polarization. The lecture will explore two periods of high political and ideological polarization in American history: the Antebellum period prior to the Civil War and the politics of the 21st century. The emphasis will be on what happens

Community Civics & Democracy Lecture Series

Nova Southeastern University's Lifelong Learning Institute Civics & Democracy Series is free and open to the community. This event is the final lecture of the 8-parts series. Dr. Zelden will lead a recap and community conversation on themes presented over the past 7 months, including voting rights, voter suppression, suffrage, power of protest, and ideological polarization. Attendees are welcome to participate even if they have not attended all of the

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