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    • January 16, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    This is the first program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

    Theme:  "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"

    Presenter:  Dr. Gary Mormino

    Professor Emeritus of History and co-founder of Florida Studies Dept. at USF, St. Petersburg, Dr. Mormino is the author of many books including Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams:  A Social History of Modern Florida.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.  In 2003, the Florida Humanities Council named him its first Humanist of the Year.

    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • February 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    This is the second program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

    Theme:  "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"

    John McCarthy, Executive Director of Historic Spanish Point, known local historian and speaker, will moderate the panel consisting of James Brown, retired Sarasota County educator; Carolyn Mason, former commissioner of the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners; and other panelist TBA.

    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • March 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    This is the third program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

    Theme:  "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"

    Presenters:  Barry Zamoff and Richard Zamoff

    These twin brothers, originally from New York, are long-time residents of Venice.  In 1996, they founded The Jackie Robinson Project at George Washington University.  The Zamoff brothers will share the story of a great athlete who broke "baseball's color line" and worked for equal rights throughout his life.

    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.



    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • April 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    This is the fourth program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

    Theme:  "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"

    Presenter:  Gary Monroe.  When Gary Monroe isn't traveling the world to photograph, he spends his time looking at life in Florida through his photography and his writings.  His works have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Humanities Council.  In his book, The Highwaymen:  Florida's African-American Landscape Painters, he told the story of these painters and offers a fresh interpretation of their art.

    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

    • May 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

    This is the final program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

    Theme:  "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"

    Re-enactor:  Ersula Knox Odom, an author, Florida Humanities Council Viva La Florida performer as Mary McLeod Bethune, motivational speaker and prize winning life lyricist.  She is a member of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Zeta Phi Beta.  She is a graduate of Eckerd College and lives in the Tampa Bay Area.


    The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.


    Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.

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