Interfaith Eid Celebration

Join The East-West Foundation, Florida International University, and 10 Days of Connection for Interfaith Iftar: a conversation about religious practices around the world. An iftar is the meal that breaks the traditional Muslim fast at sunset/nautical twilight during the Islamic month of Ramadan. This Interfaith Iftar is intended to invite members of different faiths to learn about American Muslim culture and facilitate mutual understanding. Participants will learn about various prayers

WPHL’s Inaugural Miami Studies Symposium

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University is hosting the Inaugural Miami Studies Symposium. This will be full day of panels, conversations, art, live music, free food, and more. Panels and discussions will delve into the topics of Uncovering “hidden” histories, Black preservation and memory, and History and influence on café con leche. Schedule of Events: 9:30-10:00am Light Breakfast 10:00-11:30am Miami Life: Uncovering Untold Stories of the Past

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Join Florida International University’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of “Black Motherhood(s): Contours, Contexts and Considerations” edited by Karen T. Craddock. As described by the publisher, “This book considers Black Motherhood through multiple and global lenses to engage the reader in an expanded reflection and to prompt further discourse on the intersection of race and gender within the construct of motherhood among Black women…Largely

African American Politics by Sharon Austin

Join us for a presentation by Sharon Austin that examination of the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art and History Museum. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Join the Florida International University’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of “Battling over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis” by J. Oparah, H. Arega, D. Hudson, L. Jones, and T. Oseguera. A free copy of the book is available to all participants. Let’s read together and share our thoughts on this critical topic! This program is funded in part by a

Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History Through Art by Mallory O’Connor

“Look” for Florida in this lecture of the many eccentric images that tell the story of our state. Strangers in a Strange Land explores Florida’s art history and rich visual mythology. These images span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists and the equally flamboyant narratives centered on our state. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Join the Florida International University’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of Dr. Dana-Ain Davis’s book “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth”. A free copy of the book is available to all participants. Let’s read together and share our thoughts on this critical topic! This program is funded in part by a Humanities Centers Grant through Florida Humanities in partnership with Florida International University.

Hidden History of Florida by James Clark

Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida by James Clark. This trip will leave listeners with a new

Presidents in Florida by James Clark

George Washington had nothing but trouble with Florida. Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Three men came to Florida to fight and ended up in the White House. Franklin Roosevelt was nearly assassinated before he could be inaugurated and quick thinking by a Secret Service agent saved John Kennedy’s life in Florida. Herbert Hoover learned about Al Capone and Warren G. Harding

Slavery and the Struggle for Freedom in East Florida

Dr. Andy Eisen will present lecture and exhibit of slavery, Indian removal and resistance in Volusia County. Created by incarcerated researchers as Stetson University’s Community Education Project. Presented by the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance as part of the River to Sea Nature and History Corridor project supported by a grant from Florida Humanities. This Lecture is part of the Lost History Week from March 15 – 21 that includes lectures, exhibits and a virtual tour. No charge for this event but advance registration is required.

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