Video Archive

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Keeping Up With Technology Becomes Critical for Feeling in Control and Aging Optimally

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

May 13th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Stephen Golant Please register by Monday, May 6th. KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY BECOMES CRITICAL FOR FEELING IN CONTROL AND AGING OPTIMALLY Feeling in control of our lives and environment is critical to aging optimally. However, in the last 8 or 9 years of older people's lifespans,…

Brechner Center’s 2024 Freedom of Information Award: Miami Herald Investigative Team

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

March 11th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Miami Herald investigative journalists Sarah Blaskey, Joey Flechas, and Casey Frank Please register by Monday, April 1st. Three investigative journalists from The Miami Herald will discuss their award-winning reporting about Miami corruption at a public luncheon April 8 in Gainesville hosted by the Florida Free Speech…

Guaranteeing the Right to Vote in Alachua County

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

March 11th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Aaron Klein, Director of Communications and Outreach for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office Please register by Monday, March 4th. BIO Aaron Klein was born and raised in Tampa Mr. Klein is a UF graduate with a BA and MA in Political Science. Before coming…

LGBTQ Dynamics in Society and the Role of DE&I

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

Feb 12th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Gina Duncan, Equality Florida's Regional Development Leader for Central Florida Please register by Monday, Feb 5th. ABSTRACT A discussion of LGBTQ rights and protections in society and in the workplace, the impacts of recent anti-LGBTQ legislation, and the pivotal role of DE&I initiatives in preserving an…

Innovations in Computing for the Social Good

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

Jan 8th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Please register by Monday, Jan 1st. ABSTRACT Society does not have a shortage of problems. As such, computing can be seen as an instrument to address many of society’s issues if only researchers could integrate technology with people, culture, policy and more. In this talk, Dr. Gilbert…

Fast and Furious: Florida’s Relentless Assault on Free Speech

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

Nov 13th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Please register by Monday, Nov 6th. Speaker Bio Bobby Block, Executive Director, First Amendment Foundation Bobby Block has had a four-decade career in journalism, including contributing to the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of 9/11, which earned a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2002. He co-authored the…

The “E” Word: Reframing and Understanding How Equity Impacts Everyone

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

Nov 13th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Please register by Monday, Nov 6th. Speaker Bio Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, CEO and Founder of Re-Imagining Equity and Learning (R.E.A.L.), advocates for student, educator, and parent empowerment and opportunity as the Director of Educational Equity and Outreach for Alachua County Public Schools. He actively travels…

Communicating about climate change: Informing the public about the threats we face – and what to do about them.

Cone Park Branch Library 2801 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, United States

Oct 9th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm with Nathan Crabbe Florida is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as extreme weather and rising sea levels. But the way we communicate about climate change can increase divisions and make it more difficult to reach consensus on solutions. Nathan Crabbe, former opinion editor…

September Luncheon with Janet Coats

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Sept 11th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Presenter Bio Janet Coats, Managing Director of the Consortium of Trust in Media and Technology Ms. Coats has been at the forefront of the seismic shifts in journalism and information culture over the last 25 years. She’s led large multimedia news organizations, done groundbreaking work in civic…

How I Got Here and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

May 8th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Presenter Bio Kay Abbitt, Alachua County School Board Kay Abbitt is currently representing District 5 on the Alachua County School Board. She taught in Alachua County schools for 10 years. She started a company that provided federally funded free tutoring to students in Florida and North Carolina…