How do the 1960s compare to 2011? Event to discuss comparisons in art, culture, and government and provide glimpse of the future

On Monday, April 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Realize Bradenton and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s Institute for Public Policy and Leadership (IPPL) will present “SHOUT!  Flash Forward, Flash Back,” a look at the 1960s through the lens of art and culture with a multimedia flashback.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Manatee Players Theater, located at 102 12th Street West in Bradenton.

A panel of speakers will explore connections between the 1960s and now, such as the role of government in promoting social justice, military intervention abroad, and conservative vs. liberal values.  Audience members will be invited to share their experiences and discuss how the nation will address similar issues that were faced five decades ago.

Members of the panel include:

  • Richard Martin, executive director of the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
  • Michéle Des Verney Redwine, Education/Diversity Consultant/Visual Arts
  • Kaje Housman, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee alumnus

To register for the event, please call the IPPL hotline at (941) 359-4602.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is an upper-level university for those with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit.  USFSM offers the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown university, including classes in south Sarasota County.