History Exchange

The Mellon “Commons for Justice” (FIU-CfJ) ‘History Exchange’ focuses on addressing the deep racial and ethnic inequities in pre-event disaster exposures and vulnerabilities and in post-event resilience resources and capacities. Moreover, this aspect of FIU-CfJ Collaboratory Project delves into strengthening, valuing, and preserving historical experiences from minority and vulnerable communities through transferring and preserving risk and resilience knowledge.

Overview of 2022 History Exchange

In collaboration with Hope through Art Miami the 2022 ‘History Exchange’ aimed to support the capacity of community elders and FIU students in making positive steps towards closing the gap, transferring, and preserving knowledge regarding pre and post disaster exposures, resilience, and vulnerabilities to aid in negating racial and ethnic inequities in the Coconut Grove/Little Bahamas community. This ‘History Exchange’ occurred during the period of the historical Goombay festival and produced a podcast series of in-depth interviews with Coconut Grove/Little Bahamas elders and FIU students and showcased Jeffrey Poitier’s “Voices”.

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The Mellon “Commons for Justice” (FIU-CfJ) ‘History Exchange’ focuses on addressing the deep racial and ethnic inequities in pre-event disaster exposures and vulnerabilities and in post-event resilience resources and capacities. Moreover, this aspect of FIU-CfJ Collaboratory Project delves into strengthening, valuing, and preserving historical experiences from minority and vulnerable communities through transferring and preserving risk and resilience knowledge.

Overview of 2022 History Exchange

In collaboration with Hope through Art Miami the 2022 ‘History Exchange’ aimed to support the capacity of community elders and FIU students in making positive steps towards closing the gap, transferring, and preserving knowledge regarding pre and post disaster exposures, resilience, and vulnerabilities to aid in negating racial and ethnic inequities in the Coconut Grove/Little Bahamas community. This ‘History Exchange’ occurred during the period of the historical Goombay festival and produced a podcast series of in-depth interviews with Coconut Grove/Little Bahamas elders and FIU students and showcased Jeffrey Poitier’s “Voices”.

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Episodes

  • “Goombay Festival Roundtable”
  • “Clarice Cooper & Reynold Martin”
  • “Dr. George A. Simpson & Gregory Simpson”
  • “Thelma Gibson & Fredericka Brown”