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July 16, 2020, Miami Gardens, FL- Florida Memorial University is creating a research institute and solutions-focused think-tank to examine issues involving the intersection of racial disparities and injustice in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. The purpose of the FMU Social Justice Institute [SJI] is to serve as a resource for understanding and facilitating tangible reforms in order to achieve a more just and fair society.

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Today's FSU Black Alumni Black History Month highlight is Tameka Hobbs, Ph.D. Tameka Bradley Hobbs is an author, commentator, educator, facilitator, and consultant with expertise in African American history, public history, and antiracism education. In 2020, Hobbs founded the Social Justice Institute at Florida Memorial University. Hobbs also serves as chair of the board of directors for the South Florida People of Color (SFPoC), a non-profit organization based in Miami Shores, Florida, dedicated to eradicating racism through education and advocacy.Hobbs served as founding president of the South Florida Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH, Inc.). She is the author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida (2015) which won the 2015 Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, and the 2016 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society.Dr. Hobbs is keeping the conversation of the injustices of black and brown people at the forefront. She is a change agent inspiring continued dialogue around fair and just treatment.#FSU #BlackHistoryMonth #FsuForever #Spotlight #BHM #FSUalumni #fsublackalumni #History #Changemaker ... See MoreSee Less
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The roots of Florida’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities run deep. On Tuesday, January 11, Florida Memorial University is hosting a special edition of the Lions’ Den Live with the presidents of Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters University, and Florida A&M University to discuss the state of our state’s #HBCUs. #Funding, alumni giving, and #student retention are some of the topics on the table. Join us live at 7 p.m. on Florida Memorial University’s official Facebook Page. #FMU #FAMU #bethunecookmanuniversity #famu ... See MoreSee Less
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#TBT: This was one of a series of conversations we hosted last year to celebrate #Kwanzaa and social justice. ... See MoreSee Less
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This year was full of powerful programs and promising partnerships for the Florida Memorial University Social Justice Institute. We are looking forward to deepening our impact in 2022. Happy Holidays and we'll see you in the new year! ... See MoreSee Less
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15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

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