PROGRAM: Florida Humanities Speaker Series

Presented by:
Florida Humanities Council
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: African American/Black, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Gender, History, Other, Varies Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Educators, Rural Communities

Formally known as the Speakers Bureau, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series provides funding, promotional support, audience-building and capacity-building opportunities for organizations interested in hosting a series of public humanities programs.

To eligible organizations, the council will provide:

  • $5,000 to host four public programs
  • A roster of high-quality humanities presenters to choose from
  • A comprehensive press kit, including banners, sample press releases, posters, postcards and other promotional items to help promote and brand the Florida Humanities Speaker Series
  • Statewide promotion of the organizations’ programming through the various Florida Humanities Council channels

In February, the council is providing the following programs focused on Black History Month, including:

  • Feb 16, 28 – The African Diaspora Experience in Florida (Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center)
  • Feb 16, 25 – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life (Hendry Glades Center of Florida – SW State College)
  • Feb 16 – An Evening of Jazz and Multicolored Memories (The Thomas Center)
  • Feb 17 – Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: Florida Stories (Reitz Student Union)

(As pulled from the Florida Humanities Council website)

Questions? Check out the council’s FAQ page on the series.