Black Friday Newsletter 2-11-2022

Edward Chandler was a trailblazer for African Americans in science. When he received his PhD in chemistry in 1917, he was only the second Black American to hold that degree.
A native of Ocala, Florida, Edward Marion Augustus Chandler (1887–1973) was the son of Henry Wilkins Chandler and Annie Matilda (Onley) Chandler, both originally Northerners. Read more… (External link to Science History Institute)

Our Own – Profiles of Black Chemists from our Dept.
Visit the Perspectives link on our DEI Website to view our Black Alumni and current Black graduate students who continue to make an impact in Chemistry. We will continue to add profiles to his page.

Black History Month – Events in CLAS
­On February 17th: Examining histories of race and racism in higher education has become a necessary act on many college campuses. But after twenty years of these studies, have they transformed the work of our universities? With a deeper understanding of our past, what should be our goals for the future of higher education? Read more…

Much of the following content was provided by the DISC Newletter distributed by Dr. Eleni Bozia

The newly-acquired visionary and memory paintings of Between Heaven & Earth – The Paintings of Alyne Harris are part of the City of Gainesville’s Of This Place permanent art collection. This remarkable community cultural asset is on exhibition at the Thomas Center and has been extended until March 19, 2022. The exhibition features 200 paintings by Gainesville native Alyne Harris, who paints to express both her lived experiences and her profound spiritual life. More about Alyne Harris.
1) Confronting the Past: Racial Truth and Reconciliation, February 15, 5pm SPOHP Student and community panelists will discuss the historical legacies of events such as the Ocoee, Florida Election Day Massacre, the Groveland Four case and the Elaine, Arkansas Massacre. We will also focus on the ways that UF students are contributing to efforts by the Alachua County Remembrance Committee to use the histories of racial trauma and anti-Black violence to build more honest civic dialogues today. No reconciliation and healing can be done without confronting the past.
2) African American History Meets AI in the 21st Century Classroom, April 5, 6:00pmFaculty and student panelists will discuss how they are utilizing Artificial Intelligence UF’s Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History accessible to scholars and K-12 students through a new National Endowment for the Humanities-funded collaboration between SPOHP, UF Libraries, Linguistics and the All Y’all Social Justice Collective titled: Reanimating African American Oral Histories of the Gulf South.
3) Looking Ahead, The Politics of Florida and the 2022 Midterm Elections, April 19, 2pm SPOHP and the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative will co-host a national webinar on the 2022 mid-term Florida election. Panelists will discuss issues impacting emerging Latinx and minority communities in Florida including education, incarceration, labor and voting laws. How will these issues impact Latinx voter turnout on long-term political mobilization?
For more information on SPOHP public programs and remote viewing options, contact Adolfho Romero, or Tamarra Jenkins,