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Ambassador Steven J. Green receives FIU Pillar Award

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Ambassador Green AwardIn recognition of his longstanding support and commitment to FIU, Ambassador Steven J. Green was presented with the FIU Pillar Award during Spring 2017 Commencement. He is only the seventh individual to receive the prestigious award since the university's founding – and the first to receive the award from President Mark B. Rosenberg.

While the honorary doctorate is the highest academic recognition the university can confer, the Pillar Award is reserved for extraordinary individuals who have had a longstanding and transformative impact on the institution.

Ambassador Green, who along with his wife Dorothea Green and daughter Kimberly Green donated $20 million to the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs, is a longtime champion of the university.

His passion and life's work is reflected in the programs and buildings that bear his name, including the Steven and Dorothea Green Library, which serves as the literal and figurative heart of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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Little Haiti Book Fair this Memorial Day Weekend

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May is Haitian Heritage Month, and Miami Book Fair has partnered with Sosyete Koukouy to present the Little Haiti Book Festival. Miami is home to the largest population of Haitians and Haitian Americans outside of Haiti. A wide variety of cultural, literary and children's activities are planned for the one-and-a-half-day festival. Roundtable discussions and author presentations in Creole will be simultaneously translated into English. We hope you'll join us in Little Haiti!

May 27, 6 - 10 p.m. & May 28, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami

Little Haiti Book Festival is made possible in part by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


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Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection

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Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax, in 1992. As computer technology progressed, Lomax envisioned a searchable database for music from around the world. Credit G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times

Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. He spent decades in the field, recording heralded artists like Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as far more obscure musicians, from the British Isles to Haiti. He also created systems to classify this music and explore the links between cultures.

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ReadCaribbean Presents Caribbean: Illuminate

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Caribbean authors will discuss their work, along with their lived and inherited experiences, in order to illuminate reality and take the audience on a journey through the many chapters of modern Caribbean life/history.

Featuring authors from:
French Guyana & Haiti
Françoise Loe-Mie, Margaret Papillon, and Yamilé Stitt

Saturday, April 22 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In French - with simultaneous interpretation

ReadCaribbean is a series of readings, discussions, writing workshops and more highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. It is a Miami Book Fair program created with the support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation


Twa otè ki sòti nan karayib la pral diskite sou travay yo fè, epitou prezante ekperians ak eritaj yo. Y ap mennen piblik la fè yon bèl wonn pou vizite diferan chapit lavi ak listwa Karayib modèn nan.

Otè an vedèt yo se moun:
Giyàn Fransèz & Ayiti
Françoise Loe-Mie, Margaret Papillon, ak Yamilé Stitt

Samdi 22 avril / 6:00 - 8:00 nan aswè.

An FRANSE - avèk entèpretasyon

ReadCaribbean se yon bèl pwogram Miami Book Fair Year - Round mete sou pye pou selebre tout bèl bagay pitit Karayib la reyalize nan domèn literati ak lakilti. Pwogram nan jwenn soutyen nan men Fondasyon John S. e James L. Knight ak Fondasyon Green Family

Trois auteurs caribéens discuteront de leurs oeuvres, ainsi que de leurs expériences, vécues, mais aussi héritées de l'histoire - afin de faire la lumière sur leurs réalités respectives et d'accompagner le public dans un voyage à travers les nombreux chapitres de la vie et de l'histoire moderne des Caraïbes.

En vedette, des auteurs en provenance de:
La Guyane Française & Haïti
Françoise Loe-Mie, Margaret Papillon, et Yamilé Stitt

Le samedi 22 avril / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

En Français - avec interprétation simultanée

ReadCaribbean est une série de manifestations culturelles axées sur l'art et la littérature des pays de la Caraïbe. Ce programme, une initiative du Miami Book Fair Year-Round, est possible grâce àl la fondation John S. et James L. Knight et à la Fondation Green Family

Haiti Cultural Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami


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