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September 2015

Cosponsoring: 11th Gainesville Latino Film Festival, Latin American Voices from the Home Front

September 10, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Unnamed Venue, P.O. Box 359079
Gainesville, FL 32635 United States

Featuring a series of free film screenings, musical performances, public lectures and panel discussions throughout the month of September, the Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) is one of city’s largest and most culturally diverse public events. The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is hosted and organized by the Latina Women’s League. As part of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, GLFF celebrates the tremendous contributions of the Hispanic/Latino community to the arts and entertainment industry. Screening a total of 21 films from 14 different…

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October 2015

Book Group: The Truth About Them by Jose Yglesias

October 15, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tampa Bay Historic Center, 801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This event is conducted in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association grant, "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," organized by Sarah McNamara (UNC - Chapel Hill) and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.  First published in 1971, The Truth About Them is the saga of a Cuban-American family’s experiences in New York City, Ybor City and Tampa in the wake of the Great Depression. While written as historical fiction centering on the Morejon family, the novel is…

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Ybor City Walking Tour: From Immigration to Urban Renewal

October 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
New World Brewery, 1313 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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This event is conducted in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association grant, "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," organized by Sarah McNamara (UNC - Chapel Hill) and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.  Put your walking shoes on for a tour through time of historic Ybor City with Tampa Bay Historic Center Director of Marketing and former editor of Cigar City Magazine, Manny Leto, and Sarah McNamara, Tampa native and historian. October is Latino History Month, so…

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March 2016

Dr. Ortiz at Columbia Oral History’s 2015-16 Lecture & Workshop Series, Presenting “Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter”

March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia University, Knox Hall, Room 509, 606 W. 122nd Street
New York, NY United States
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Oral historians work today in a social context of rising economic inequality, mass incarceration and neo-liberalism. Ideas of the public good are being subsumed in favor of privatization and gentrification. What role(s) can oral history and story-telling play in such a crisis era? Paul Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and associate professor of history at the University of Florida. He is a past president of the Oral History Association. His publications include the Emancipation…

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October 2016

Police Brutality, Confederate Imagery, and the Post-1960s Civil Rights Movement: A Book Talk with Michael Butler

October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Pugh Hall, Room 210

In the past year, citizens have consistently made headlines fighting against remembered systems of oppression. All the while, racism continues to be perpetuated in American political and social systems. In past months, the visible memory of Confederate monuments throughout the South have been challenged by its citizens. Most recently, our nation as a whole is being confronted by actions of police brutality. How are these events connected to one another, and how is this tied to the historical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement?…

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February 2017

Public Screening of “Gator Tales”

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bo Diddle Plaza, 111 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601, FL United States
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“Gator Tales” is an award-winning play scripted and directed by UF Arts Professor Kevin Marshall using archived narratives of first generation African American students at the University of Florida. The performance brings to life the voices of those African Americans in Gainesville who struggled for civil rights and educational equality for all.

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Love and Solidarity: A Film Screening and Q/A with Michael Honey

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pugh Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, 32611

Join us on February 28, 2017, as we welcome acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award winning filmmaker Errol Webber for a screening of Love and Solidarity. Their film illuminates the struggle against violence and the fight for human rights, peace, and economic justice through interviews with Reverend Lawson and archival film footage. By illuminating his extraordinary experiences, the film also sheds light on nonviolent social change at the forefront of contemporary civil rights struggles.

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March 2017

Big News: We’re On the Air!

March 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginning Thursday, March 16th, the SPOHP Radio Hour hits the airwaves DAILY at 8:00 a.m. on WUBA 88.1 FM. Drawing from the 7,500+ interviews in the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program archive at the University of Florida, the SPOHP Radio Hour will air daily at 8 am on WUBA 88.1 FM with fascinating stories on people from all walks of life, and places and events both famous as well as hitherto hidden from history! This week's first installment of the SPOHP Radio Hour show explores what…

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Chicano Poet Matt Sedillo Brown Bag and Workshop

March 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

We are excited to announce that SPOHP will be hosting the visit of Chicano slam poet Matt Sedillo during which he will be hosting two public programs on Tuesday March 28th. The first event will be a brown bag lunch with Matt Sedillo in Pugh 210 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. The second event will be a poetry workshop held on the same day in the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) on the second floor of the Reitz Union from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Sedillo's style of workshop operates using…

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October 2018

“La Casita” Encuentro (Reunion)

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Participate in a public dialogue between founding members of UF’s Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, known as “La Casita,” and those who were there during its earliest years. Our participants include the students who petitioned and labored to create the house, and the faculty who supported their efforts and/or became involved once the institute was up and running.

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