New College of Florida will host its annual New Schools of Black Thought symposium in a virtual format on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This year’s symposium, “Black Lives Still Matter!,” convenes artists, activists, and academics to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement’s focus on social justice and educational equity. The public is welcome and encouraged to be a part of this online symposium, which will feature a keynote address by New School Associate Professor of Politics Deva Woodly, Ph.D., an Open Mic night, and panel discussions on the local movements against police brutality and on school discipline.
Additionally, throughout February, New College is hosting a series of virtual events in honor of Black History Month. The program is part of the New College Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast and New College and the Cross College Alliance in the Community programs, which are funded by five-year $750,000 grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To find a complete symposium itinerary and more information about Black History Month at New College, click here.