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Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: Florida Stories

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Sponsored in part by the Naples Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

 

This multimedia program blends lively cross-cultural stories, research and discussion on coming of age with integration in ethnically diverse Florida in a 21st Century dialogue on race in a non-confrontational way. Drawing on an archive of over 125 oral histories of Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages as well as candid intergenerational video and audio interviews on race relations experiences, Dr. Oliver explores how far we’ve come and how progress can be made in a hopeful way that inspires our youth.

Dr. Kitty Oliver is an author, oral historian, media producer and professional singer with a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. The native Floridian and former university professor is founder of the “Race and Change” historical archive of cross-cultural race and ethnic relations oral histories, the only one of its size and scope in the country, Her sought-after insights and research have been featured in books, public television and webcast radio productions, on CNN, and, most recently, in a standout interview in the Ron Howard Beatles documentary Eight Days a Night-The Touring Years now playing in theaters internationally to rave reviews. This in-demand artist also has a CD of original inspirational jazz music and weaves music, media and storytelling into her innovative, creative, uplifting programs on race and ethnic relations designed to bridge audiences across cultures and generations.

 

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Collier Museum at Government Center
3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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Phone:
(239) 252-8476
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