The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More with David Schmidt

Join David Schmidt, curator of the State of Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, as he presents an overview of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the projects, from the Keys to the Panhandle, that were accomplished during this historic period. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Broward Public Library Foundation. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the

Treasures from the Aztlan: Hispanic Women’s Voices

Explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women. The Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women’s Voices explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women-and how these intersecting oppressions affect women from marginalized communities. Dr. Dominguez-Karimi will discuss the history of the laws and practices that impacted Hispanics. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the

Florida Talks: Pandemics and Protests: America in 1919 and 2020 with Dr. Martha R. Bireda

In this Florida Talks program, Dr. Bireda will discuss the ways in which the social climate of America in 2020 mirrors that of 1919, examining the similarities and differences as well as the factors influencing the social conflicts in each year. Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. For over 30 years, Dr. Bireda has

The Cartoons of Sholem Asch: A Virtual Lecture with David Mazower

Ever since a young Sholem Asch burst onto the Yiddish literary scene with his ‘brothel play’ God of Vengeance, he was a favorite subject for the irreverent cartoonists of the Yiddish press. They found ever more inventive ways to caricature his celebrity and outspoken personality, depicting him wrestling with rival Yiddish writers, or lifting weights to develop Popeye muscles. In another glorious image, his campaign for a Yiddish art theater

Hyam Plutzik: American Poet with Avi Hoffman and Edward Moran

HYAM PLUTZIK: AMERICAN POET is a captivating film that revives the work of this forgotten Jewish writer who still remains a mystery. Juxtaposing memory, interviews, literature, and home movies, this film leads viewers on a journey through the life and legacy of Plutzik’s modernist voice, which resounds powerfully today. Immediately following the screening, Avi Hoffman will be in discussion with Edward Moran, a historian and literary advisor to the Estate

Curious Rabbinic Tales: The Shortest Tall Stories by Miriam Hoffman

Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman’s son, Avi Hoffman, shares tales and legends from her popular book, “Curious Rabbinic Tales: The Shortest Tall Stories.” These tales talk about miracles, heroism and cowardice, but above all, the poor folk and the wealthy. In short, anything we wouldn’t say openly, we would disguise it in a parable or a folktale. Don’t miss this live exciting lecture! Funding for this program was provided through

The Yiddish Shakespeares

This enlightening lecture presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Renowned entertainer and Jewish cultural activist Avi Hoffman, presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Lecture written by his mother, retired Columbia University professor, author, journalist and playwright, Miriam Hoffman.Through both Yiddish and English poetry and prose, we rediscover the lost treasures

Legends of the AlefBet:The Origins of the Alphabet by Prof. Miriam Hoffman

At Columbia University, Professor Miriam Hoffman spent decades researching the folklore and legends of the ancient Hebrew alphabet. Utilizing the original 1919 artistic serigraphs of master artist Ben-Tsiyon Zuckerman as well as the colorful Alefbet of master artist Michoel Muchnik, presenter Avi Hoffman will also examine each letter through its history and the literary and artistic depictions that surround it. To view this free event LIVE and via replay, please

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