News & Public Affairs

Tuesday July 7, 2015


Naomi Tutu, the daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, will kick off Black History month at the USF-St. Petersburg ‘s campus opening ceremonies tomorrow night.

Naomi Tutu is a race and gender activist…She’ll be presenting Striving For Justice: Searching for Common Ground based on her vision that this is still much to do to eradicate racial oppression in South African and around the world.

She spoke to The Womenââ‚...

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Speak, movie-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

JESSICA SHARZER, Director and Screenplay, Movie “Speak.� “Speak� is the tragicomic story of a smart, spirited high school freshman who has been stunned into silence by an unspeakable event. Sharzer vividly render a teenager’s world. Unfolding over the course of the school year, “Speak� captures the absurdities and torments of high school, where speaking up can lead to trouble for students and teachers alike.

The film will be shown at the Sarasot...

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LORNA BRACEWELL, Singer/Songwriter-Mary Glenney-Women's

LORNA BRACEWELL, Singer/Songwriter. Lorna will be live in the studio playing some of her music. Born and raised in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Lorna is a genuine Floridian with an affinity for sunshine and water. She majored in political science at Flagler College and has matured into a powerful singer-guitarist since her start as a kid drummer in a Christian rock group. She is releasing her third CD, “God Forbid� tonight. In it she tackles some of the issues that concern her: ...

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JANIE POE HOUSING PROJECT-Sarasota-Mary Glenney-Women

DIANE MASON, Director/Writer, Movie, “Condemned.� In the heart of Sarasota, one of the wealthiest communities in the country, not everyone has it so good. In the shadow of the swankiest high-rise, children are sleeping with roaches swarming their beds, black mold invading their lungs, and raw sewage bubbling up in the yards where they play. They are called “the projects.� “Condemned� follows the story of the Janie Poe project as Sarasota awoke to the slum ...

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DEBRA HUSSONG, filmmaker - Mary Glenney-Women's Shhow

DEBRA HUSSONG, Filmmaker. Debra’s film, “Battered, Bruised and Broken� will be shows as part of the Sarasota Film Festival’s outreach program. She also worked with a film class at Manatee Community College to produce the short film, “Cut,� which will be shown as part of the University Showcase short films at the festival.

“Battered, Bruised and Broken� will be shown at Bayshore High School Tuesday, February 1 at 10 am and at YMCA Triad Schoo...

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AMY GOODMAN, "One Bright Shining Moment"-Mary Glenney-WS

AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now. Amy narrated the film, “One Bright Shining Moment – The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern.� The film examines Senator McGovern’s rise to prominence, his upset victory in the 1972 Democratic primaries, and his failed campaign against Richard Nixon in the subsequent Presidential election. Beyond a simple chronology, the film also paints a unique and compelling portrait of a nation at the crossroads. Amy discusses the similaritie...

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NONTUMBI TUTU, Desmond's daughter-Mary Glenney - Women's

NONTUMBI “NAOMI� TUTU, daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu will speak at USF St. Petersburg. Tutu, a race and gender activist, will present Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground based on her vision that there is still much to do to eradicate centuries of racial oppression in South Africa and around the world.

Tutu is the associate director of International Programs at Tennessee State University. Born in South Africa, s...

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Today, Stetson College of Law’s held a day-long seminar—on the Topic: “In the Age of Terrorism—Where Attorneys Should Stand.� This morning, Martin Bohmer, the Dean of the Palermo University School of Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina gave a speech entitled “Responding to the Threat of Terrorism� Bohmer began by telling the story of how his native country of Argentina has as a society, been confronted with terrorism many times.

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Four days after her Sunday morning Public Affairs program was taken off the air by the management at WMNF, Connie Burton, the longtime host of “Straight Talk� and a group of supporters announced today that the fight to bring the show back on the air was just beginning.

The staff of WMNF, who made the decision following a Staff/Board Retreat over the weekend, says that Burton violated both The Mission Statement of the station, as well as a recently enacted resolution that says t...

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On Tuesday, WMNF reported on the Pinellas county school districts decision not to begin a pilot program of the Teen screen suicide prevention program. School board member Linda Lerner was the only member of the board to voice support for Teenscreen; however, because of news deadlines, we were unable to speak to her about accusations made by members of the audience, about the process by which high school students could be put on prescription drugs through the teenscreen program. This afterno...

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