Save the Date!! The Freedom Riders

The Boxser Diversity Initiative presents “The Freedom Riders, their relevancy today” on Thursday November 16th at 6:30pm at the New College of Florida Sainer Pavillon. A conversation with Dr. Ray Arsenault  The John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Chairman of the Department of History and Politics at the University of South Florida, St....
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MHI-Know No Bounds just completed successfully its summer program

Our partner, MHI-Know No Bounds just completed its summer program and what a success! Tech skills were learned and thanks to our Advisory Board Member, Chief Judge Charles Williams for presenting the award. Know No Bounds (MHI-KNB) Summer program of MHII is as a pilot project, which will become refined into a long term sustaining...
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MHI-KNB Summer Tech Sessions (STEAMH)

A recent alliance of collaboration including The Multicultural Health Institute (MHI), The Boxser Diversity Initiative, and others sponsored the Hackathon Initiative at New College of Florida in October 2016 l. The program was very successful, but despite its good intentions, minority students from undeserved areas of the community were a small representation of participants.  Know No Bounds...
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Strong Subjects/Strong Voices

This was the final program of our speaker series presented together with Project 180 and Boxser Diversity Initiative. Calvin Duncan, an innocent man, was incarcerated in a Louisiana​ prison​ for 28 years of a life sentence before being set free 6 years ago. His inspiring story, presented to a full house, tells his story of how...
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Strong Voices/Strong Subjects: Calvin Duncan

On Friday, June 2nd, 2017 Project 180 and The Boxser Diversity Initiative presents our keynote speaker, Calvin Duncan. He has a profoundly moving story to tell. Incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit, Calvin Duncan lived, worked and gave back while imprisoned at one of the nation’s most notorious prisons, Louisiana State Prison at Angola.  In...
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Strong Voices/Strong Subjects

  On Friday, April 7, 2017 The Boxser Diversity Initiative and Project 180 present reentry expert Janeen Buck Willison, MSJ of the Urban Institute, Washington, DC. Ms. Buck Willison will discuss the social and psychological effects of imprisonment and how those effects can impact the reentry experience. Ms. Buck Willison’s address launches Project 180’s Strong...
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Free bussing to Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

On April 1st, the Embracing Our Differences Exhibit is at the Sarasota Bay Front.  This is a unique exhibit established by Embracing Our Differences, whose mission is:  “Through the transformative power of the Arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. We envision a world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred...
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Boxser Diversity Initiative to sponsor 80 Booker High Students

Florida Studio Theatre presents: Brownsville song (b-side for tray) Kimber Lee’s award-winning play based on real-life tragedy and loss, Brownsville Song is a beautiful and compelling tale that sheds light on the cycle of violence and the strength of families in Brooklyn’s inner city. This is a FLORIDA PREMIER!! The Boxser Diversity Initiative will sponsor...
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Hackathon Coming to Sarasota/Manatee County

From October 14th-16th, the first ever hackathon, #SRQHacks in Sarasota/Manatee will take place at the New College of Florida. This event will be staged by the Education Foundation of Sarasota. Thanks to the suggestion of our advisory board member, Maxine Williams, the Boxser Diversity Initiative, was able to organize the planning of the Hackathon. The...
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