Florida Humanities Reading and Discussion Program

Reading and Discussion Programs

Our reading and discussion programs provide a space for participants to engage in respectful and authentic dialogue.  Through reading, contemplating, and sharing stories of unique personal experiences related to the themes of the text, individual perspectives are allowed to broaden or shift, creating a shared sense of understanding among participants.

At each reading and discussion program, participants read a series of thematically linked texts over the course of six sessions. Currently, two books may be used for reading and discussion programs.  The first book, Standing Down, is a compilation of short works written by veterans.  Citizen: An American Lyric, uses prose, poetry, and images to scrutinize the prevalence of racism and reconsider the concept of citizenship.


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Standing Down:
From Warrior to Civilian
by Donald H. Whitfield, Editor

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Citizen:
An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine

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