Friday, January 7, 2022
A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses
The exhibit “Valencia Voices: Stories of Immigration in Central Florida” opens in the Gallery (Building A) on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. This interactive exhibit will feature stories of 10 Osceola Campus students and staff who have recorded their stories of separation from their countries of origin and their arrival in the United States and Central Florida. Interpretive panels in Spanish and English and personal artifacts will show immigration as an individual experience, a watershed moment for men, women and children that has enriched Osceola County as much as setting the trajectories of people’s lives. The exhibit closes on Thursday, February 17, 2022, and moves to the Osceola County Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Osceola Campus, Building 1, Room 123
Students and staff who have recorded their immigration stories for the Valencia Voices archive of oral histories will recount their experiences as immigrants and as participants in this project at a roundtable discussion. Everyone is invited and pizzas will be provided.
The exhibits and panel discussions are funded in part by a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities.
For more information, contact Professor of Humanities Mark McMeley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 682-4106.