SPOHP intern Chelsey Hendry Simmons attended the Defend DACA/Save TPS Rally at Orlando City Hall. The rally was held just one hour after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration would be rescinding DACA, the Obama-era executive order protecting over 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children from deportation. The rally was one of many across the nation held in solidarity with those affected by the decision. Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, recipients of Temporary Protected Status, and supporters gathered to listen to speakers discuss the threatened immigration policies. Attendees discussed the uncertain future of both programs, and encouraged all to work towards a long-term solution for over one million people currently receiving DACA and TPS.

 

 

 

 

MCDA is proud to present: Anti-Racism Education Week.
Come join us as we engage in an event series on anti-racism education, self-care, and education on the first amendment. This is a great opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and peers on how to challenge racism and bigotry on our campus and in our community.

TUESDAY 9/5: “Café con Self-Care: An interactive Panel Discussion on how to take care of ourselves in times of crisis”
5:30-7:30pm, Reitz Union 2201
Co-sponsors: GatorWell, Counseling and Wellness Center

WEDNESDAY 9/6: “Our Collective Responsibility: What can we do to challenge racism on our campus and in our community?”
5:30-7pm, Reitz Union 2201
Co-Sponsors: STARR (Students Taking Action Against Racism), Student Government, UF Hillel

THURSDAY 9/7: “Origins of Totalitarianism” Lecture by Dr. Paul Ortiz and post-lecture discussion
6pm-7:30pm, Reitz Union 2201
Co-Sponsors: UF Hillel, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

FRIDAY 9/8: “A Conversation on the First Amendment”
5pm-6:30pm, Rion Ballroom

An event by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Co-sponsored by: Multicultural DIversity Affairs, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, and the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (Levin College of Law).

Print and/or share MCDA’s Anti-Racism Education Week program flier below:

For the past three years, a team of student researchers has traveled with SPOHP to the Tidewater region of Virginia to gather over 150 oral histories from watermen, veterans, and other residents of the region to document and preserve the traditions and culture of this once isolated part of the country. We have collaborated with local churches, historical societies, and foundations to establish a lasting relationship with the communities that we engage. Students should expect to encounter topics such as the fishing industry in the Chesapeake, environmental preservation, historic preservation, traditional crafts, civil rights, ghost stories, foodways, Native American history, colonial history, and more! If any of these sound interesting to you, feel free to apply!

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 15th.

Things to Expect:

  • Conduct anywhere from two to four individual/group interviews
  • Participate in a dig at a historical site with a professional archaeological team
  • Visit one of the many historically significant sites in the area (Jamestown, Yorktown,
    Williamsburg, etc.)

Trip Requirements:

  • Attend an informational meeting and a trip orientation (to be determined!)
  • Review provided readings prior to the trip
  • Conduct fieldwork in Mathews County and Lancaster County, Virginia
  • Submit a one-page reflection on the trip within one month of the trip’s conclusion

Information for students with disabilities:

The University of Florida is committed to providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392- 8565) by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students should present their accommodation letter to the internship coordinator supporting a request for accommodations. The University encourages students with disabilities to follow these procedures as early as possible within the semester.

We realize that many students will have to miss a few days of classes in order to attend this trip. With this in mind we are willing to provide an official letter from our program excusing you from class. We also can provide ample time to students during the trip (if needed) to study or complete any assignments they may have due. We strive to ensure that this trip will supplement each student’s college experience and not negatively impact their semester. If you have any questions or concerns about this or anything else concerning the trip, contact Patrick Daglaris.

Please email application to Patrick Daglaris or return the application to 243 Pugh
Hall.

Download the application below!

Virginia application 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-2018 visiting scholar is Jeffrey Pufahl, joining us from the UF College of the Arts (UF Center for Arts in Medicine). Currently, he is building on an existing partnership between SPOHP and the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, to help students translate their collected research and interviews from the January 2017 Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington, D.C. into an original theater/multi-media presentation.

Jeffrey Pufahl, with a professional background in film and theatre directing and producing, holds an MFA in Theater Performance (University of Cincinnati) and an MFA in Theater Directing (University of Victoria). His work at the University of Florida is focused on creating inter-campus and inter-community partnerships to develop theatre-based programming that addresses social issues and community health. A member of the UF Imagining America cohort, Jeffrey specializes in creating site-specific theater and documentary film. His research focuses on innovatively applying theatre and video to health, social, and educational content in order to engage audience more effectively.

Recent projects include his award winning production of Ashley’s Consent, a multi-media, site-specific applied theatre experience educating on sexual assault and consent, and Telling: Gainesville, an original verbatim theatre project connecting the oral histories of Gainesville Veterans with community for the purpose of facilitating dialogue and understanding. He has also developed several applied theatre workshops for teens; topics include stress and coping mechanisms. Jeffrey is also developing a unique theatre program for adolescents and young adults with mental health conditions in collaboration with Chicago’s The Second City.

SPOHP is sponsoring a Jacob Lawrence workshop at the Harn Museum June 24th at 12:30PM, featuring a discussion of Jacob Lawrence’s life and work, and upcoming exhibition, “History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence.”

This exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of influential American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Lawrence was primarily concerned with the narration of African American experiences and histories. His acute observations of community life, work, struggle and emancipation during his lifetime were rendered alongside vividly imagined chronicles of the past. The past and present in his work are intrinsically linked, providing insight into the social, economic and political; realities that continue to impact and shape contemporary society today.

Featuring more than 90 works produced between 1963 and 2000, the exhibition focuses on his graphic work and explores three major themes of his printmaking oeuvre. Lawrence’s recording and recollection of African-American and larger African diasporic histories are featured, as well as his vivid observations of the dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City. Works in the exhibition span from 1963 to 2000 and include significant complete print portfolios, such as the “Toussaint L’Ouverture” series, as well as “The Legend of John Brown” series, amongst others.

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by the SCAD Museum of Art and is made possible with support from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation.

Workshop Facilitators:

Dr. Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art and

Dr. Eric Segal, Director of Education, Harn Museum

Lunch and books for participants

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

12:30PM – 3:30PM

This event is free.

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAMPUS

THE HARN MUSEUM OF ART

3259 Hull Road

Gainesville, FL 32611

352-392- 9826

 

UF ARTIST JACOB LAWRENCE WORKSHOP Harn Promo Flier

 

The Fall 2017 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history.

The Fall 2017 Social Justice Initiatives internship offers a space for students to pursue their own interests in social justice research through training and mentoring in oral history and digital humanities methodologies. Interns may develop skills in interviewing and fieldwork methods; Transcription and interview processing; Podcasting and audio editing; Social media and event promotion; Short documentaries and video editing; Public and community engagement. Final projects involve conducting one or more oral history interviews and creating digital presentation for the public.

For more information, contact the Internship Graduate Coordinator Raja Rahim. Applications are due by May 1st, 2017. Please email applications to Raja Rahim or deliver to SPOHP offices, Pugh Hall 241.

 

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 a “safe space” means to diverse groups of students and faculty at the University of Florida, and what influences them to create those spaces on campus. We’ll be examining what it took to create the Institute of Hispanic-Latino culture and the Institute of Black Culture at the University of Florida as well as the significance of Ethnic Studies programs today for students, staff, faculty and the public in general.

Click here to stream WUBA 88.1 FM live!

WUBA 88.1 FM is a wonderful, community-based radio station located in High Springs, Florida and covering Alachua, Gainesville, Jones, Lake City, Fort White, and soon to expand!

Enjoy the SPOHP Radio Hour at 8:00 a.m, on WUBA 88.1 FM starting this Thursday!

Please help us promote people’s stories from the Proctor Program archive by sharing this Facebook announcement link on your Scoial media outlets

Thank You!

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 at HLA 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 a multi prompt structure that is as versatile as it is dynamic. His workshop will address the theme of Black and Latinx solidarity. He will ask students to answer in stanzas a series of simple but pointed questions that illuminate the content of their lives or their knowledge of grand historical sweep or their summer vacation.

Matt Sedillo is a two-time national slam poet Grand Slam Champion of the Damn Slam (Los Angeles, 2011) and author of For What I Might do Tomorrow published by Casa de Poesia in 2010. Born in El Sereno, California in 1981, Matt Sedillo writes from the vantage point of a second generation Chicano born in an era of diminishing opportunities and a crumbling economy. His writing – a fearless, challenging and at times even confrontational blend of humor, history and political theory – is a reflection of those realities. The poetry of Matt Sedillo is in turn a shot in the arm of pure revolutionary adrenaline and at others a sobering call for the fundamental restructuring of society in the interest of people not profits. Passionate, analytical, humorous and above all sincere, a revolutionary poet fortunate enough to be living in interesting times, the artistry of Matt Sedillo is a clarion call for all those who know a new world is not only possible but inevitable.​

Free parking is available in the parking garage of the Reitz Union after 4:30PM.

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