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Feb24

Class - Judy, Joni & Joan - The Music of a Generation

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FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL

This lecture will explore the music of Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez in the historical context of events that influenced their music, while their music influenced culture and politics. $24 members, $29

Tour of Immokalee - Renaissance Academy

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Bus leaves and returns to Tarpon Bay Shopping Center - 75 and Immokalee Road, 75 and Immokalee Road, Naples, Fl

An all-day bus tour of Immokalee, including the history of the community, Mexican bakery samples, RCMA's historical mural and migrant early education center, Habitat for Humanity, Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens, Marina, Pioneer Museum, lunch at Lozano's restaurants, a stop at the Farmer's Market and a quick drive through Ave Maria on the way home! Departure information will be emailed three days before the trip. Members $46, non-members $54

Class - Immokalee 21st Century

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FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL

This class briefly reviews Immokalee's early history and that of its immigrants up to 2000, then changes and the emergence of second, third and fourth generation Americans as Immokalee's dominant population. Education, sports, and non-profits who help are included. $24 members/$29 non-members

Performance - Stories and Songs with Carlene Thissen, Tim McGeary and Dianna Fox

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Elks Lodge Bonita Springs/Estero Lodge #2753, 3231 Coconut Road, Estero, FL 34134

Stories & Songs, a dynamic performance by three completely different kinds of performers, will take you back to places and times you hold dear, enlighten you with new stories, and generate beautiful memories that will stay with you long after this incredible evening! Performers: Carlene Thissen, Tim McGeary, and Dianna Fox Tickets will be $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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Mar9

Class Immokalee Agriculture Changes over Time

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FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 Fifth Avenue South, , Naples

This lecture discusses the 21st century shift from large numbers of independent growers to three large corporations that dominate Immokalee's agriculture today; how traditional crew leaders fit into the corporate environment; immigration; the rise of Hispanics in farm management and the laws that protect farm workers.