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Speaker Series: “Celebremos lo que Somos” Hispanic Voices of Northeast Florida

This presentation celebrates the Hispanics of Northeast Florida and the impact of their presence historically, economically, and culturally, not only over the past several decades, but for the last 250 years. Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi will discuss different groups that migrated to Northeast Florida over the decades and centuries. She will be joined by Jacksonville Historical Society’s Oral Histories Coordinator, Justin P. Case, to talk about not only more recent Hispanic migration to the area, but also about the Minorcan migration during the late 1700s and their present-day descendants.

This talk includes an audio-visual presentation along with video footage of Hispanic oral histories from the Voces de Hispanos Oral History Collections.

Wednesday, October 19, Social Hour: 6-7 p.m.; Presentation: 7-8 p.m.
Free to current members of the Jacksonville Historical Society; non-members, suggested donation $10.
Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi has a P.hD. in Comparative Studies from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She specializes in oral history, Mexican American studies, restorative justice and gender studies. A writer, podcaster and public speaker, she presents all across the state of Florida, and virtually across the US. Currently, she is partnering with Jacksonville Historical Society, St Augustine Historical Society, Clay County Archives and Amelia Island Museum of History to gather oral histories from the Hispanic community.

Justin P. Case is a graduate student in the History Department at the University of North Florida, president of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, and part-time Oral Histories Coordinator for the Jacksonville Historical Society.

Thank you to the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their project support and inclusion of Voces de Hispanos Oral History Project in its “Celebremos lo que somos” Hispanic Heritage Month initiative.

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