“The longest way must have its close,—the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
The word extravaganza gets overused by some, but not in this case. Nerd Nite Miami presented a true extravaganza at the PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami). This is the third installment of their Museum Tour, and it gives us locals a perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy the amazing museums we are lucky to have.
The location is amazing, and as usual, there were three great presentations on various subjects. This is my interpretation of the presenters’ messages, along with links to their sites, and additional information about the books, organizations, events, that they mentioned. I hope you enjoy as much as I do attending these live events.
1) Black Dreams Matter: Understanding Black Sci-Fi Movement by Jeff Carroll
Science Fiction is important because how it explores infinite possibilities, and it should include everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, etc. Different races see stories of their descendants in different ways. Sci-fi includes ALL nations, especially imagiNATION.
You can read more about this presenter in his blog: Hip Hop Comix N Flix
2) Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Our Backyard by Emilie Stump
Fun facts: seahorses are fish, they change color to blend into their environment, and the male seahorses carry the eggs in a pouch and give birth.
Get involved, become a Citizen Scientist at iSeahorse.
3) When the News Lies, Fiction Tells the Truth by Julie Tyler
In modern times, news can get distorted and sometimes is difficult to tell facts from opinion. Fiction writing offers another way to convey messages, sometimes with powerful consequences. These 3 books deal with human suffering and injustice, and even though they are fictional tales, they are still able to make us feel real emotions, even many years later.
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