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

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

“Monumental History” Book Club on “The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory”

The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University, in partnership with the Boca Raton Public Library, is hosting a community book club focused on historicizing Confederate Monuments. Even in the 21st century, Confederate memorials have the power to stir the passions of both opponents who believe they symbolize a racist past, and defenders who believe they represent southern heritage. It is more important than ever to accurately understand the history

When You Move, I Move: Video Screening

As part of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative , Florida Atlantic University is hosting a video screening of “When You Move, I Move,” an arts-informed research project. The video explores Serena Hoermann’s spoken word workshop facilitated last month in Miami. During this workshop, writers and community members came together to respond to displacement pressures in ethnic enclaves in Miami, Florida. The project asks, in ethnic enclaves, how do

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

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

“Monumental History” book club on Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University, in partnership with the Boca Raton Public Library, is hosting a community book club focused on historicizing Confederate Monuments. Even in the twenty-first century, Confederate memorials have the power to stir the passions of both opponents who believe they symbolize a racist past, and defenders who believe they represent southern heritage. It is more important than ever to accurately understand the history

Meet Author Toni Jensen: A reading and conversation

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University is hosting award-winning writer Toni Jensen. The Métis author of both fiction and memoir will read from Carry, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, land, and indigenous women’s lives, followed by a Q & A with the audience. A National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen has published essays in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone. She is also the

Only in Florida! Your Story, Yourself

Florida history isn’t something that just happens to other people. Join Dr. Caren Neile to learn how to tell your own story and that of your family, Based in part on Dr. Neile’s book Only in Florida (History Press), you will learn how to tell your own story and that of your family, in this workshop. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University since

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

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

Meet Author Rion Amilcar Scott: A reading and conversation

Join the Florida Atlantic University Department of English as they welcome writer Rion Amilcar Scott for a reading from his latest book, The World Doesn’t Require You, and an engaging conversation about his writing process and his life as a writer. Scott is an award-winning writer whose work has been published in places such as The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, Best Small Fictions 2020 and The

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

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

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