Lunch and Learn: Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida's Fluid Landscapes
May 17, 2022
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
100 E Main Street
What happens when water is viewed as more than a utility bill? Through the art of storytelling, Victoria Machado, Ph.D., will discuss the motivations of environmentalists who draw inspiration from their spirituality. By focusing on issues related to springs and the Everglades, she will dive into conversations that arise when those who pray for water work toward restoring Florida’s waterways.
Machado received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Spring 2021. Specializing in both religion and nature and religion in the Americas, her research explores religion and spirituality within Florida’s present day environmental movement. More specifically, she is interested in state and local water issues, environmental justice and the underlying values that promote social change. Machado also holds a certificate in environmental communication and education and is currently teaching nature writing at the University of Florida and religion in America at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
This is an in-person program and reservations are not required – arrive early to get a great seat. For more information contact the History Center at (863) 534-4386.
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