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Race in Retrospect
Lecture and Unity360 Dialogue Series

South Florida People of Color presents the Race in Retrospect series, a “deep dive” into racism in South Florida featuring three widely recognized Black History scholars. Co-hosted by The Betsy Hotel and generously supported by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council.





Dr. Tameka Hobbs, author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida, addresses the white violence frequently experienced by blacks during the Jim Crow era. "Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida." - Derrick E. White

You can still order your copy of Dr. Hobbs’ book, “Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home” after the event. Your individually autographed copy will be waiting for you at the welcome table when you sign-in at our next Race In Retrospect event.  Books will also be available for sale at the event.


Dr. Tameka Hobbs, author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida
Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 7pm Lecture and Q&A at The Betsy Hotel, South Beach.





Racism is more than hurt feelings and ending it will take more than just love and polite conversation. Join the South Florida People of Color as they bring their Unity360 Community Race Dialogue to Miami Gardens. Participants will experience a powerful exploration of the history of racism in American society and an interactive examination of the continuing presence of systemic racism and bias in our society. We will weigh strategies to disrupt and dismantle it, including the potential role of reparations. Using carefully facilitated dialogues and structured activities, this Unity360 Race Community Race Dialogue will deepen your understanding of the historical roots of our contemporary racial crisis and provide a courageous and healing path forward. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 10am Unity360 Community Race Dialogue at Universal Truth Center for Better Living (UTC) in Miami Gardens.

Attendance at the Thursday night book talk is not required to participate in the Saturday morning dialogue. Register for one or both!





Join us to hear Paul Ortiz, author of An African-American and LatinX History of the United States. Dr Ortiz writes, "This book draws from the voices and experiences of people from the African and LatinX diasporas in the Americas to offer a new interpretation of United States history from the American revolution to the present." "Placing these struggles at the heart of the historical narrative allows us to reenvision a vibrant past that shines a path for every individual who yearns for a more democratic future."


Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 7pm Lecture and Q&A at The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

In the Unity360 Community Race Dialogue, Paul Ortiz, author of An African-American and LatinX History of the United States and our Unity360 Facilitators will discuss how African Americans, LatinX and Haitians inspired each other with their struggles and activism against imperialism and white supremacy. As we look at where we are today, we will examine the antiblackness in the Latinx community, anti-immigrant sentiments in the Black community, and how the "divide and conquer" strategy has been successfully employed by white supremacist capitalist powers.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @10am Unity360 Community Race Dialogue at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove.


























Dr. Marvin Dunn, author of A History of Florida Through Black Eyes

Thursday evening, October 3, 2019 Lecture and Q&A at The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Saturday morning, October 5, 2019 Unity360 Community Race Dialogue at Arcola Lakes Branch Library in Miami.

Blacks were left out or minimized in most accounts of Florida history. To have included our real story would have meant telling the embarrassing, horrific, bloody truth about the underbelly of Florida and the brutal bigots who controlled the state for so long. 

In our Unity360 Community Dialogue we will examine how this history has impacted the present, and how these anti-Black forces show up in Florida today.


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This 3-part series will create a space to speak frankly about race and about our own unconscious biases. Presented by Temple Beth Am in partnership with South Florida People of Color and Women’s March Miami.

Oneness Does Not Mean Sameness:
Anti-Racism, Self-Esteem, and the Truth about Spiritual Healing

The Universal Truth Center Adult Education Ministry in partnership with the South Florida People of Color presents a community dialogue and workshop. This event, based on bell hooks' book Rock My Soul: Black People and Self Esteem, is open to the public and will be led by UTC licensed teacher Tawnicia Ferguson Rowan and SFPoC facilitator Jordana Hart. All are welcome! 

Saturday, April 13th 9 AM - 12 PM
Universal Truth Center for Better Living
21310 Northwest 37th Avenue 
Miami Gardens, FL 33056