English for Families

Join Tampa-Hillsborough County Library in person for this family literacy program to practice reading with your child(ren) and learn English vocabulary for everyday use. Recommended for all ages! This free class meets twice a week for 5 weeks: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 PM from September 12 to October 14, 2022. Free books will be provided to registered attendees. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends

History in 60: Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away

Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles recounts the first-person stories of people who witnessed the arrival of 600,000 Cuban refugees who came to the U.S. between 1959 and 1973. Authors David Powell and Gary Mormino, Ph.D., discover why so many left, how families prepared, and what they faced when they reached U.S. soil. Plus, find out how lessons learned during this daunting immigration crisis can

Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

In conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era” [hyperlink to https://www.sulphurspringsmuseum.org/current-exhibits-2], the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a lecture series. The first event in this series will how words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement. Guest speaker John Capouya with explore the stories

EXHIBITION: Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era

The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Blues Museum. Entitled “Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era,” this exhibition showcases the hardships and inequality Black Blues musicians faced while traveling to play concerts in the Jim Crow era. For Black blues musicians, touring was among the only ways to make money from their music. However, traveling as

Solidarity is a Verb: SWANA Liberation, Gender Rights, and Refugee Experiences

For Women’s history month, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida has organized a panel of gender rights poets, scholars, and Southwest Asia and North Africa refugees who will share insights on the crises in Afghanistan and Palestine, placing each within its historical context of U.S. involvement. As Florida is set to receive thousands of refugees from Afghanistan in the next year, the panel

Meditations on Blackness and Gender Nonnormativity: A Lecture and Conversation with Professor Marquis Bey

Professor Marquis Bey will deliver a public lecture on the convergence of blackness, transness, and black feminism via the Black Radical Tradition. Bey will offer a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each, ultimately, calling for attendees to recognize and increase their capacity for allyship across racial and gender divides. Dr. Marquis Bey’s work focuses on black feminist theory, transgender studies, continental philosophy,

From the Olympics to Personal Fitness: A Conversation on Decolonizing Sports with Dr. Katrina Karkazis and Roc

The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of South Florida invites you to attend “From the Olympics to Personal Fitness: A Conversation on Decolonizing Sports,” a discussion on topics in sport that are not always critically engaged (e.g. the erasure of trans athletes from sport institutions and the unequal scrutiny professional athletes of color face). Insofar as the humanities speak to universal human concerns, this conversation seeks

Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies

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

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

History of Seminole Alligator Wrestling

Everett Osceola, Cultural Ambassador of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, walks visitors through centuries of Seminole history to modern Seminole life. He discusses the rise of alligator wrestling in tourist camps throughout the first part of the 20th century with famous Seminole alligator wrestlers including Willie Willie, the road to Federal Recognition by the United States government in 1957, and the resurgence of alligator wrestling in modern times. Osceola will

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