On Jan. 31, Marcus DuBois King, Ph.D., and Elizabeth A. Andrews, J.D., will continue the conversation surrounding this year’s theme on “Cultural Resilience and Contemporary America” through two presentations: “Climate Justice: Sea Level Rise and Sinking States” and “Sea Level Rise: Policy Challenges for Coastal Communities.” The event is free and open to the public.
King is the John O. Rankin Associate Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs as well as the director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs program at The George Washington University. He is currently a senior fellow on the advisory board at the Center for Climate and Security.
Andrews is a law professor and director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg.
The two presentations will piggy-back off the day’s workshop activities which will begin at 8 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. The workshop is called “St. Augustine: Community Resilience and Cultural Resources” and is part of the preparations for the upcoming Keeping History Above Water™ conference in May. The facilitator of the workshop, Lisa Craig of The Craig Group, will be seeking input from public officials, business leaders, community members and stakeholders on the shared heritage of the community and the community’s values. She will be assisted in the workshop by staff from FEMA. The workshop is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The workshop is supported by Flagler College, the City of St. Augustine, The Craig Group and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The workshop will be held at the Willie Galimore Center, located at 399 Riberia Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. King and Andrews’ presentations will be held in the Lewis Auditorium, located at 14 Granada Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Flagler College’s Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists-in-Residence program brings nationally and internationally-renowned experts to the campus, building on a tradition established when Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon served as an inspiration for stories, a haven for new ideas, a canvas for artistic endeavors, a showcase for new technology and a setting for athletic competitions. In its first decade, nearly 100 scholars and artists have participated in the program. This year’s series was specially created for the 50th anniversary of Flagler College, 1968-2018.
Other Ideas & Images presentations for the academic year include:
Monday, February 18, 7 p.m., Lewis Auditorium
“Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Twenty-first Century”
Thursday through Saturday, February 21 – 23, Deeper Than Indigo: Southeast Textile Symposium
This symposium provides an opportunity to investigate the rich history of St. Augustine and the Southeastern United States through the lens of the indigo trade and the repercussions of slavery and colonialism.
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Flagler Room in the Ponce de Leon Hotel
“Changing the Narrative of Slavery in Museums and Public History Sites: Adding the Missing Spanish Past”
Jane Landers, Ph.D.
Sponsors for the series in addition to Flagler College include: Casa Monica Hotel, National Park Service, Florida Humanities Council, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, St. Johns Cultural Council, The Joy McCann Foundation, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Augustine Ponte Vedra Florida’s Historic Coast, Flagler College Bookstore, and Florida Public Archaeology Network.