Diane Roberts Talks College Football

Havana History and Heritage Society hosts noted author and NPR columnist Diane Roberts, who is an unabashed college football critic and fan of college football. This presentation addresses the impact of “NIL”, prospects of Florida State Football, and why everyone should be a college football fan. “Meet and Greet” Social Hour with refreshments and snacks at 6 pm followed by a presentation at 7 pm, Q and A and book

Evening of Remembrance: Freedom to Learn

The Soul of Southside is hosting a panel discussion on the specific effect on Tallahassee’s historically segregated Southside communities. This is an evening where history, culture and community knowledge will collide. Be part of the dynamic learning, exchange and action experience as the theme of “Freedom to Learn” is celebrated. This community forum, moderated by Mr. Darryl Jones, Chair of Leon County Schools, will feature presentations and panel discussion with

Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community: Shared Reading

For their third event of the “Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community” program, the Department of English of the Florida State University is collaborating with Chris Omni of Mother Earth Academy for a shared reading of Toni Morrison’s Please, Louise, a children’s book Morrison co-wrote with her son, Slade. This parent-and-child oriented event builds on the themes present in Morrison’s writing. The emphasis in Please, Louise, on the wonders of seeing your

Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community: Book Reading & Discussion

The second event of the “Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community” program presented by the Department of English of the Florida State University centers on Morrison’s God Help the Child. Dr. Natalie King-Pedroso, co-editor of a collection of essays on God Help the Child, will lead a dialogue about diversity, inclusion, and acceptance, focusing on communal healing as a central theme. Bride, the novel’s protagonist, is a modern African-American woman of the

Southside Placemaking: Innovative Approaches to Preserving Culture and Communities

The Southside Redevelopment Council and Community Lift Institute are hosting an important community conversation honoring history and legacy of land ownership of Black families in Leon County. The panel will discuss actionable steps for enriching vital communities today, explore opportunities for cultural placemaking, and investigate how redevelopment can not only recognize the history of the area but also empower current residents. The presentation will provide both the historic overview and

Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community

“Toni Morrison: Sustaining Community” is a three-part program being presented by the Department of English of the Florida State University. Celebrating the life and work of Toni Morrison, they are hosting a double-feature film screening on April 22, 2022 to kick off the program. The first film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019), presents a comprehensive and contemplative memorial of the author’s life and body of

JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival: Lifting Duval’s Legendary Voices

The Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park will host JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival: Lifting Duval’s Legendary Voices. This a celebration to honor Black History Month in a unique and authentic way, by teaching the next generation the (core) pillars of Hip Hop: Emceeing/Lyricism | DJing/Turntablism | Breakdance | Graffiti | Knowledge.  JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival will feature performances and demonstrations by Mas Appeal, Mr. Al Pete, Enerji, Che of L.O.V.E

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’ Environment by Dr. Peggy Macdonald

Dr. Macdonald provides an overview of the life and legacy of the self-described “housewife from Micanopy,” who in reality struggled to balance career and family with her husband, Archie Carr, a pioneering conservation biologist. For 35 years, Carr tirelessly led a coalition of citizen activists in the continuing battle to protect and restore the Ocklawaha River. To this day, this little-known river in the heart of central Florida remains blocked

Lunch and Learn with Kay Dennis

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn series with author Kay Dennis. Bring your lunch or order one provided by Rutabaga Cafe. This program is part of the Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the

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