Stetson Kennedy Year in Review - 2008

by Sandra Parks

July 6 Woody 5:00-9:00 Woody Guthrie Birthday Celebration, Anastasia Books, 81-C King St. co-sponsored by CMC and Harvest of Hope.

July 14, 2012 Woody Guthrie Centennial Birthday Celebration, The Warehouse, 500 S. Main St. Gainesville, sponsored by Civic Media Center (Stetson's Library) and Harvest of Hope (Provides emergency assistance to farm workers, a cause Stetson marched for 18 months before he died). SKF will have table

Oct. 6, 2012 Stetson's Birthday gathering at Beluthahatchee. Pot luck, music, exhibits. Accepting participation of performers.

OctoberFall, 2012Second Sunday's at Stetson's concerts managed by North Florida Folk Network and benefiting both organizations. Accepting participation of performers.

Spring, 2013. First Annual Stetson Kennedy Floridiana Festival, Matheson Museum and grounds, Gainesville. Florida. Co-Sponsored by the Matheson Museum, the Sam Proctor Oral History Center of the University of Florida. Benefits both the Matheson Museum and SKF. Accepting participation of musicians.

STK Foundation Updates

II Florida Folk Festival. Keith, Karen and I managed the exhibit, got a few names gave the awards to Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards to Shorty Robbins, Peggy Bulger, and Tina Bucuvalas.

III Florida Historical Society. Gave Stetson Kennedy award and received one for him for Florida Slave. Jon Bosworth won the student writing award for his article on Stetson. SKF had table.

Stetson Kennedy in Key West
October 10-12, 2008


Premiere of Grits and Grunts: A Treasury of Key West Tales, Lore and Legends

Mario Sanchez 100th Birthday Celebration
Key West Art & Historical Museum

Unveiling sculpture of Mario Sanchez commissioned by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation

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American Oral History Association - Annual Conference
Sheraton Hotel
October 15- 19, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA

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Politics, Folklore and Social Justice
Plenary Session with Peggy Bulger, Director, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
American Folklore Society - Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7:30pm
October 23. 2008
Louisville, KY

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Presentation of Grits and Grunts: A Treasury of Key West Tales, Lore and Legends
Miami International Book Fair
Dade Community College, Downtown Campus
November 14-16
Miami, FL

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