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February 2020

Unearthing Rosewood: An Archaeology of Violence and Hope

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuscawilla Country Club, 1500 Winter Springs Boulevard
Winter Springs, FL 32708 United States
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$20

Rosewood was a prosperous African American community hard-won from the swampy hammocks of north Florida. Although the town was destroyed in 1923, the community continued, scattered across the state of Florida and beyond. Now, nearly 100 years after this tragic event the story of Rosewood remains shrouded from public view. Those who have heard of Rosewood are rarely aware of the community’s deeper history, or its relation to other places across the state. Guest speaker Dr. Edward González-Tennant, UCF anthropology…

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Packing District Complete Streets Improvement

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Northwest Neighborhood Center, 3955 W D Judge Drive
Orlando, FL 32808 United States
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"Join the City of Orlando and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a public hearing regarding roadway improvements on Princeton Street (S.R. 438) and Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441) in Orlando. Recommended improvements on Princeton Street from John Young Parkway (S.R. 423) to Orange Blossom Trail include: a four-lane divided roadway with on-street parking six-foot-wide sidewalks 10-foot-wide separated bicycle lanes Recommended improvements on Orange Blossom Trail from south of Industrial Way to north of Traylor Boulevard include: a four-lane…

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March 2020

What’s Up Downtown: Parramore Past, Present, and Future

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
UCF Downtown, Dr. Phillips Academic Commons RM 107, 528 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Join us for our first What’s Up Downtown of the year on Thursday, March 5 at UCF Downtown. This event will focus on African American history and culture and how it shaped the neighborhood we know today and the influence it will have on the future. Special guests include: -Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture -Richard Forbes, Appearance Review Official with City of Orlando and former Historic Preservation Officer -Terrence Miller, Planner…

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14th Annual Public Administration Research Conference

March 19 - March 20
UCF Downtown Executive Development Center, 36 W. Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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$50 – $75

The UCF Public Administration Research Conference has been hosted annually by the School of Public Administration and the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management for the past 13 years. The goal is to bring together both academics and practitioners who can share innovative ideas and spark an engaging discussion pertaining to the field of public administration. The theme for this year’s conference is “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Public Leaders: Lessons for Inclusive and Socially Equitable Urban…

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