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Flagler College Visiting Speakers

Spring 2020 Season

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Dr. Kevin Levin

Public Lecture: "Black Confederates and the Mythologizing of Black History"

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 PM
Flagler Room



A picture of Julie Lythcott-Haims.

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Public Lecture: "Who Are You? Reflections From Someone Who Wants to Know"

Tuesday, February 25
Flagler Room

Julie Lythcott-Haims roots for humans. Humans need agency in order to make their way forward; Julie is deeply interested in what impedes us.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the top TED Talks of 2016, and now has over 4 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. A third book called How to Be an Adult, for young adults, is forthcoming. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, her mother, and her itinerant young adults.

Visit her website here.


2019 Fall Events

2019 Fall Events

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Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death with Helen Whitney

Tuesday, October 1
5:30pm Viewing, 7:40pm Discussion
Lewis Auditorium

INTO THE NIGHT: PORTRAITS OF LIFE AND DEATH, a documentary from Oscar-nominated, Emmy, Peabody and DuPont award-winning film producer Helen Whitney.

INTO THE NIGHT presents intimate, candid portraits of individuals from all walks of life, young and old, for whom death is no longer a far-off abstraction. Each of them has been shocked into mortality–and are forever changed. For some, witnessing the death of others has shaped their life’s direction, their world view and their beliefs. Others, facing terminal illnesses for years, confront their imminent end with unexpected epiphanies. INTO THE NIGHT brings lyrical insight to this often taboo topic. These dramatic accounts challenge, unsettle, and inspire. 

View the trailer here.



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Artist Talk: Jason Lazarus

Thursday, October 10
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Jason is an artist exploring vision and visibility.  His work includes a range of fluid methodologies: original, found and appropriated images, text-as-image, animated GIFs, photo-derived sculptures made collaboratively with the public, pigment-inks-as-image, live archives, and public submission repositories among others. This expanded photographic practice seeks new approaches of inquiry, embodiment, and bearing witness through both individual and collective imaging. Continuing values of vision and visibility, Lazarus also organizes PDF-OBJECTS, an itinerant sculpture-text repository; Coco Hunday, an alternative exhibition space in Tampa, FL; is a Co-Founder of #firstdayfirstimage, and is Co-Founder of Chicago Artist Writers, a platform that invites artists and art workers to write traditional and experimental criticism with a focus on under-represented arts programming in Chicago.  Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida.

Visit the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum page here.



Hispanic Heritage Week: Holly Iglesias & Virgil Suarez Readings

Wednesday, October 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Holly Iglesias is a poet, translator, and author of the poetry collections: Sleeping Things, Angles of Approach, and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World, as well as the chapbook, Hands-on Saints, and Boxing Inside the Box: Women's Prose Poetry, a critical work.

Virgil Suarez, professor at Florida State University, is the author of Latin Jazz, Havana Thursdays, Going Under, You Come Singing, Landscapes & Dreams, and 90 Miles.

This event is open to the public.



Hispanic Heritage Week: Carolina Hospital & Marisella Veiga Readings

Thursday, October 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Markland House

Carolina Hospital, professor at Miami Dade College, is a novelist, poet and essayist. She is the author of The Child of Exile, and Key West Nights & Other Aftershocks. Most recently, her work appeared in the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature.

Marisella Veiga writes in various genres and teaches writing as well as Cuban home cooking.  Her first book is We Carry Our Homes with Us:  a Cuban American Memoir (Minnesota Historical Society Press 2016). Her short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in Sudden Fiction Latino:  Short Short Stories from the United States and Latin America.

This event is open to the public.

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