Civics and Democracy at The Underline

Radical Partners and 10 Days of Connection are hosting an event inspired by the concept of the Human Libraries, local scholars serving as human libraries. Liz Rebecca Alarcón is a media entrepreneur with expertise on US-Latinos and Latin America. As the Founder and Executive Director of Project Pulso, Liz works at the intersection of media & advocacy. She will be sharing her story around her Latin American roots and how

Women Authors Across Cultures: Where Are We Going?

Strength in Numbers/Power in Connection is hosting a panel discussion with four renowned women authors from various backgrounds to discuss how women can manage and move forward in our current society. They will explore topics related to the pandemic, climate change, gender inequality, political upheavals, racial unrest, and democracy. Bandy X. Lee – The New York Times bestselling author and advocate for mental health assessments of elected leaders; President, World

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Civic Activism, and Environmental Justice in Contemporary South Florida

The Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami is partnering with UM’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement to present a panel discussion that will highlight the connections between the history of the environmental movement and the fight for racial justice. 2022 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s landmark book, The Everglades: River of Grass (1947). Though Douglas is most noted as an

MOCA Moving Images: Strange Victory

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is partnering with the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University to present a film and panel discussion in coordination with the exhibition “My Name is Maryan,” on view at MOCA until March 20, 2022. Strange Victory, Leo Hurwitz 1948 (1 hour 15 mins) will be the first of three screenings and panel discussions in this series designed to focus on the

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami:The Power of Historical Dialogue to elevate community/police relations

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami seeks to illuminate the history of institutional and systemic bias within the criminal justice system in Florida generally and South Florida particularly as it relates to race. This difficult history of racial profiling and violent suppression warrants further expression, exploration and discussion. It is necessary to address the conscious and unconscious bias existing in policing, and provide an opportunity for truth and reconciliation. During this panel discussion, the humanities

The Forgotten Exodus: Hispanic Jews from the Islamic World

“The Forgotten Exodus: Hispanic Jews from the Islamic World” id a conversation between Dr. Henry Green, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami and Sephardi Voices’ Executive Director, and Hispanic members of the South Florida Sephardi community. Topics include the intersections of Jewish, Arab and Latin heritage within the Miami Sephardi community, the impact of this heritage on contemporary American-Jewish identity, and the importance of preserving these life

Desde la Inquisicion Espanola hasta Miami: Historias personales de Hispanos en Miami/ From the Spanish Inquisition to Miami: Personal Stories of Hispanics in Miami

Desde la Inquisicion Espanola hasta Miami: Historias personales de Hispanos en Miami/ From the Spanish Inquisition to Miami: Personal Stories of Hispanics in Miami, will be moderated by scholar Genie Milgrom and focus on Florida’s lesser- known Jewish history, the “Converso” community. Individuals who were born as Catholics but who have returned to their Sephardi-Jewish roots before the 1492 Spanish Inquisition through cultural and spiritual practice will tell of their

Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series-Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman; was the founder of FDR’s “black cabinet;” served as president of the National Association of Colored Women; and founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women.

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