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Social Movements & Community Engagement

This guide combines events, organizations, and volunteer opportunities from around Pensacola. Stay involved, Argos!

Sept. 28th: Banned Books Roundtable Discussion

Banned Books and Censorship in Education: A Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm @ Building 86/Room 129

Join the UWF Libraries for an interesting presentation and discussion, featuring panelists:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Bemiss, Assistant Professor, UWF Department of Teacher Education & Educational Leadership
  • Ms. Mary Kate Griffith, High School English Teacher
  • Dr. Susan James, Associate Professor, UWF Department of Teacher Education & Educational Leadership
  • Mr. Scott Satterwhite, Instructor, UWF Department of English

Sept. 30th: Poetry 'Under the Stars' – 100K Poets for Change

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From The Ground Up Community Garden is proud to be the official Pensacola partner of the annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Global) 2017 event.

In its sixth year, the global event links poets through all corners of the world in an attempt to promote peace, justice, sustainability, and community-building. Sound familiar?

It should—it's what the garden strives to provide Pensacola.

Oct. 7th: The Dream is Now: Film and Discussion on DACA

    Saturday, October 7 at 10 AM - 12 PM
    Next Week70–82°Sunny
    Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book Project
    1040 N Guillemard St, Pensacola, Florida 32501
    Released in April 2013, The Dream is Now is a compelling 30-minute documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for 'Superman', An Inconvenient Truth). The Dream is Now gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they've ever called "home." The film also goes beyond the personal. It places these stories in a larger context and explores the consequences of continuing our current policies and maintaining the status quo – consequences, not just for these young people today, but for our country's future. 

    Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America's attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation. 

    "The Dream is Now" documentary screening at Open Books.
    Starts at 10am. Film is 30 minutes. Discussion to follow.

    This film screening is sponsored by Organizing for Action.
    Free and open to the public. 
    Light refreshments provided.