Miami Beach May
2006 - The Arts at St. John presents a new series of panel
discussion, centered on the
positive contributions of diversity, biculturality, and our immigrant
communities. The panel series is titled "Conversations from a Hyphenated
Florida." The series emphasizes people finding positive solutions for
the struggles of living in a multi-cultural community.
The panels will be held at the St. Johns facility, 4760 Pinetree Drive,
Miami Beach. The moderator for the panels is Dr. Carol Hoffman-Guzman,
who has worked for 20 years within the diverse Miami community and who
did her doctoral dissertation on immigrants in South Florida.
The panels are free, open to the public, and supported by a grant from the
Florida Humanities Council (the state program of the National Endowment
for the Humanities).
series opens with a panel on "Who are you? - Identity in a multicultural
community," May 23, Tuesday, 7-9 pm. Panelists include: Jeannette Egozi,
director of Ayuda, a family/youth program; Eveline Pierre, director and
founder of the Haitian Heritage Museum; Saul Gross, Streamline Realty
and City of Miami Beach Commissioner.
second panel, on June 13, Tuesday, 7-9 pm, addresses “Being Gay and
Bicultural.” This panel is moderated by David Cornell, Board Member of
the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
panels include: Art/Culture Bridging Ethnicities and Cultures, Here or
There? -- Where is your home?, Faith Traditions & Spirituality in a
multicultural community, Diverse Neighborhoods - Maps, Spaces, and
Boundaries, Women and Multi-Culturalism, Bicultural Spouses, Partners &
Families, Multiculturalism in the Health Field, and Being a Bridge or
Crossover in a Plural Society.
Panelists are still being sought
for this series.
Info: 305-613-2325 or
Arts at St.
Johns, St. John's Church, 4760 Pinetree Dr, Miami Beach, 33140, Free
Arts at St. Johns programs are supported by funding from Miami Beach
Cultural Arts Council, the Pillar Trustees of the Miami Beach Chamber of
Commerce, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (the Cultural
Affairs Council, the Mayor & Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners),
State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (Florida Arts Council &
National Endowment for the Arts), Florida Humanities Council (National
Endowment for the Humanities), Dade Community Foundation, and the St.
John's United Methodist Church.