Florida Scholar Dr. Tameka Hobbs February 8 IRC Nonprofit Coalition’s Social Justice Series

Florida Scholar Dr. Tameka Hobbs February 8 featured as part of IR County Nonprofit Coalition’s Social Justice Series 

On February 8, Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs will discuss “Strange Fruit in Florida,” as part of the virtual education series organized by the non-profit coalition Indian River CARES.  Open to the public and free with registration, the talks will be held over Zoom from 11 am.- 12 pm. 

Dr. Hobbs is an Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History for Florida Memorial University and founding director of its Social Justice Institute. She serves as chair of the board of directors for the South Florida People of Color, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating racism through education and advocacy.

“Understanding Florida’s history of lynching and racial violence is important, as it was an ever-present part of the Black experience during the Jim Crow era. Too few people are aware of the scope of this terrorism and violence, but knowledge of these facts is critical to promoting reconciliation and healing,” says Hobbs.

“Florida Talks: Walk the Talk,” is a partnership program between Florida Humanities and the host organization Center for Spiritual Care.  Funding was provided by Florida Humanities and the program is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Registration is necessary.  To sign up, visit: Walk the Talk 

The University of Florida’s Dr. Vincent Adejumo will speak on Black Masculinity in Florida March 8. Dr. Adejumo is a Senior Lecturer in UF’s African Studies program. 

The primary mission of the Indian River CARES coalition is to connect, advocate, renew, educate and strategize in ways to strengthen the community.  Its Social Justice Initiative has met as a workgroup monthly since July 2020 in conversation with local leaders on the issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Visit indianirvercares.org to learn more about past programming.

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