The Politics/History of Language and the Timucua

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Artist Jamilah Sabur and Elling Eide Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, George A. Broadwell, Ph.D. will talk about The Politics/History of language and the Timucua  at the Museum, in relation to Sabur’s exhibition Ibine Ela Acu / Water Sun Moon, on view at CFAM through December 12.

The Tender Activist: The problem with inclusive language

By : Scottie Campbell
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If we’ve only recently met, it isn’t likely I will call you by name. It isn’t that I don’t want to extend that courtesy, it’s that I don’t want to get it wrong.

I might not ask about your significant other, unless I’m absolutely certain you’re still together. It’s not that I don’t care; I’m afraid I’ll put you in an awkward position if something has changed. When I say I’m afraid of these things, I mean that sincerely. The potential embarrassment is debilitating for me.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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An Under the Sea Sensation!

With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful Broadway hit is based on your favorite Disney film! Come fall in love with the magic for the first time – or all over again! “One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage” – Time Magazine

The Thursday, July 13, performance will be sign language interpreted.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I

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One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.

The Thursday, May 4, performance will be sign language interpreted.

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AP Stylebook adds gender-neutral pronoun ‘They’

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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The Associated Press has updated its stylebook, a style guide for journalists, to include the gender-neutral pronoun, “They.”

Paula Froke, lead editor for the AP Stylebook, made the announcement at the annual American Copy Editors Society conference on Friday, NBC News reports.

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Wicked

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Wicked runs FEB 1- FEB 26! (But Facebook events can only be for two weeks.)

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz …but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

The Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. performances will be sign language interpreted.

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An American in Paris

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Don’t miss this stunning four-time Tony®-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season!

The Thursday, Dec. 22, performance will be sign language interpreted.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY, is coming to Tampa!

Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

The Thursday, Nov. 10, performance will be sign language interpreted.

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Twinkle Time

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Twinkle brings you her colorful, high energy concert fusing education, language, arts and pop culture into the hottest kid’s phenomenon to hit the scene! Groovin’ to Twinkle’s very own original catchy and hummable bilingual pop tunes, kids not only learn and grow through music, but can dance along to Twinkle’s signature moves. And, it’s fun for parents, too!

Save 20% when you buy all three Kid Time shows. Call the Ticket Sales Office at (813) 229-7827 to subscribe today! Single tickets go on sale to the public on July 29.

UCF to offer course on gender identity

By : Anna M. Johnson
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The University of Central Florida is offering an English course that will explore both the oppressive and supportive role of gender in writing. “Gendered Rhetorics” is being offered as a 3-credit class through the Department of Writing and Rhetoric for the Fall 2016 school term.

“We’ll be looking at a lot of public protests or speeches, acts of resistance that are in films, television shows, music and literature,” Dr. Martha Brenckle, who teaches the course, says. “[The class will study] people that really question this whole idea of ‘gender’ and what it means.”

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Oklahoma bill deletes protection for gay Uber riders

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Oklahoma City (AP) – A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on April 15, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed.

The version of the “Oklahoma Transportation Network Company Services Act” that passed the Republican-controlled Senate on a 35-11 vote defines such companies as those that use a digital network or software application to connect passengers and drivers.

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Florida Senate set to vote on gay adoption ban amendment

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Tallahasse, Fla. – House Bill 7013, titled “Adoption and Foster Care” bill, will go before the Florida Senate April 8. If the bill passes, it will finally remove the language of the state’s unconstitutional, obsolete ban on gay adoption.

Florida’s House of Representatives voted 68-50 to approve the bill March 11.

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